Softball Splits Games On Monday At Captain D's Classic


DAHLONEGA, Ga. -- Catawba split a pair of softball games on Monday at the Captain D's Classic at Hill Stadium on the campus of North Georgia University.  The Catawba Indians took a 7-5 win over McKendree before falling to the host Nighthawks 3-1.   Catawba is now 8-6 on the season.

The Lady Indians rallied late to top McKendree (4-5).  Catawba trailed 5-3 going to the bottom of the sixth, but got off the deck and scored four times.  With two outs, Holli Chandler (New London, N.C./N. Stanly HS) singled home a run and Caroline Turner (Kenly, N.C./N. Johnston HS) followed with a RBI single to tie the game.

Turner put Catawba on top as she benefited from a pair of errors to score the go-ahead run.  As Turner swiped second the throw was wild allowing her to go to third.  An overthrow at third sent her home for a 6-5 lead.  Another error in the inning gave the Lady Indians an insurance run.

McKendree jumped out to a 5-0 lead after two innings.  The first four Bearcat batters reached to start the game as McKendree plated three runs in the first.  A walk, two singles and an error with one out in the second help push the advantage to five runs.

Carley Tysinger (Lexington, N.C./C. Davidson HS) started the Catawba rally, hitting a two-out home run in the third to get the Lady Indians on the scoreboard.   Gina Gerone (Brooklyn, N.Y./Madison HS) tacked on two more on her home run in the fourth to make it 5-3.

Kristen Stinnard (Concord, N.C./Cox Mill HS) and Natalie Naturile (Thomasville, N.C./E. Davidson HS) had two-hit games for Catawba.  Tysinger, who relieved Turner in the first inning, grabbed the win to improve to 6-2.  She allowed two runs (one earned) off four hits with 11 strikeouts over seven innings.

North Georgia (18-4) managed just five hits off Tysinger, but was able to produce the win.  A leadoff double from Meagan May in the second was cashed in on a single from Victoria Prince.  Prince came around to score on a sacrifice fly from Meredith Heyer.

Catawba cut the deficit in half in the fourth.  Tysinger doubled with one out and came home on a sacrifice fly from Taylor Adams (Smithfield, N.C./N. Johnston HS).  May got that run back in the Nighthawk fifth with a RBI double with two outs.

The Lady Indians collected just four hits off Courtney Poole (12-1), who earned the win for North Georgia.  Poole walked one and struck out four.  Tysinger (6-3) took the loss and fanned two.  She was named to the all-tournament team.

Catawba is set to start league play on Saturday as it travels to Mars Hill for a 1 pm doubleheader.

McKendree Box

N. Georgia Box

Today's Events

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG, 4-6 LVideoStats
Softball vs BARTON, 11-3 WStats
Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise, 12-13 LVideoStats
Softball vs BARTON, 11-0 WStats
Tennis (W) @ Elon, 0-7 LStats


«February 2018»
February 1

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8

February 2

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11

February 3

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 1 (Cougar Point GC)

Track/Field @ Maillet UNC Open

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 0-6

Baseball @ Lynn 11-12

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 69-75

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 4-3

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 77-65

February 4

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 2 (Cougar Point GC) 12th of 16

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-25

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  1 p.m.

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  3 p.m.

February 6

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6

February 7

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61

Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77

February 9

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 6-4

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 0-8

Baseball vs,. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 7-9

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 10-18

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 3-12

February 10

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24

Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55

February 12

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)

February 13

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17

February 14

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7

Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60

Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77

February 15

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2

Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6

February 16

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2

February 17

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-7th

Softball vs SHIPPENSBURG 3-4

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-3

Softball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 8-4

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 3-15

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 49-80

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 89-104

February 18

Softball vs BARTON 11-3

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-6

Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 12-13

Softball vs BARTON 11-0

Tennis (W) @ Elon 0-7

February 19

Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC)

February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC)

Baseball @ Mount Olive 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 4 p.m.

February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 2 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 8 p.m.

February 22

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1)

February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 7 p.m.

February 24

Baseball vs. COKER 1 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 2 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 4 p.m.

February 25

Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.

Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.

February 28

Basketball (M) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Basketball (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

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