Softball Steals Two From Bloomsburg With Late Rallies


SALISBURY, N.C. -- Catawba took two extra inning affairs to sweep visiting Bloomsburg in a softball doubleheader on Sunday at Whitley Field.  The Catawba Indians rallied late in both, winning 7-6 and 6-5 to improve to 10-6.  The Huskies fall to 5-5.

Down 6-1 heading to the bottom of the sixth in the opener, the Lady Indians scored five times to tie the game then won it in the eighth.  Catawba was behind 5-0 in the seventh of the nightcap before getting off the deck to tie the game and again win in eight innings.

Catawba led the opener 1-0 after four innings, but Bloomsburg capitalized on an error to plate three runs in the fifth.  Another error helped the Huskies add three more in the sixth to lead 6-1.

A pair of Bloomsburg errors aided Catawba's cause in the sixth.  Taylor Adams (Smithfield, N.C./N. Johnston HS) drove in two runs to cut the deficit to 6-4 and later came around to score the tying run on a two-out infield single by Kristen Stinnard (Concord, N.C./Cox Mill HS).

Caroline Turner (Kenly, N.C./N. Johnston HS) had come on to get the final two outs of the sixth and pitched a prefect seventh to help send the game to extra innings.  Carley Tysinger (Lexington, N.C./C. Davidson HS) reentered to start the eighth and recorded a strikeout before allowing a hit to put runners on the corners.  Turner returned to the circle to strand the runners.

For Catawba in the eighth, Adams put down a bunt to move Delane Smith (Wake Forest, N.C./Wake Forest HS) to third.  Smith then raced home on the very next pitch that was low and went to the backstop. 

Turner and Stinnard had two hits in the victory.  Turner earned the win, pitching two and third innings of hitless relief.  Tysinger struck out 10 in her five and two-thirds innings.  Of the six runs she allowed, only two were earned.

The Huskies led 5-0 after four frames of game two.  Taylor Parker, Caitlyn O'Connor and Erica Keen all homered for Bloomsburg in jumping out to the lead.  It all fell apart for the visitors in the seventh, making three errors in the frame as Catawba rallied.

Katherine Shumaker (Blanch, N.C./Bartlett Yancy HS) got the inning started with a single.  Three errors followed as Catawba closed the gap to 5-2.  Holli Chandler (New London, N.C./N. Stanly HS) doubled to make it 5-3 and Adams drilled the first pitch she saw to left center to plate a pair of runs to tie the game.

In the eighth, Catawba was able to get an out at third on an initial sacrifice attempt then Turner notched a strikeout and fly out to end the frame.  In the bottom half, Tysinger got to third on a fly out by Shumaker.  After a walk, Adams popped up a single just behind the second base bag, but Tysinger was erased at the plate.  With two outs, Smith's grounder was thrown away at first allowing the winning run to score.

Chandler went 3-for-3 in game two for Catawba.  Turner (4-3) got her second win of the day as she went all eight innings and stuck out four.  Kayla McHale had four hits for Bloomsburg.

Catawba will host Coker on Tuesday to open South Atlantic Conference play with a 1:30 pm doubleheader.

Game 1 Box

Game 2 Box

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«March 2018»
March 2

Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 2-3

March 3

Softball vs LEES-McRAE 1-4

Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 6-5

Softball vs LEES-McRAE 4-1

Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 0-5

March 4

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA TECH 15-7

Softball @ Limestone 8-1

Softball @ Limestone 1-2

March 5

Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv - Day 1 (Crescent Pointe GC)

Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)

Lacrosse (W) vs. FELICIAN 24-1

March 6

Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv - Day 2 (Crescent Pointe GC) 8th of 11

Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 2nd of 17

Baseball @ Tampa 5-9

March 7

Softball vs. KING 3-17

Softball vs. KING 2-0

Lacrosse (W) vs. CHESTNUT HILL 16-15

Baseball @ Tampa 8-12

March 9

Baseball @ Carson-Newman 5-6

Softball @ Emmanuel 2-3

Softball @ Emmanuel 2-4

Baseball @ Carson-Newman 9-3

March 10

Baseball @ Carson-Newman 5-2

Tennis (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-8

Tennis (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 2-7

Lacrosse (M) vs. NEWBERRY 13-9

Softball @ Southern Wesleyan 11-0

Lacrosse (W) vs. NEWBERRY 25-8

March 11

Golf (M) @ Hargett Inv - Day 1 (Monroe CC) 

March 12

Golf (M) @ Hargett Inv - Day 2 (Monroe CC) 5th of 12

March 13

Baseball vs. ST. THOMAS AQUINAS 6-8

March 14

Baseball vs. INDIANA,PA 16-6

March 15

Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 2 - Prelims)

Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 0-7

Tennis (W) vs. WINGATE 0-9

Tennis (M) vs. WINGATE 1-8

Lacrosse (W) vs. INDIANA,PA 7-25

Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 3-7

Lacrosse (M) @ Coker 14-8

Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 2 - Finals)

March 16

Track/Field @ UNCC 49er Classic (Day 1) 

Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 3 - Prelims) 10 a.m.

Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 3 - Finals) 6 p.m.

Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 1-10

March 17

Track/Field @ UNC Pembroke Braves Classic

Track/Field @ UNCC 49er Classic (Day 2)

Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 19-10

Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 13-12

March 18

Tennis (W) @ Tusculum 0-9

Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 10-6

Tennis (M) @ Tusculum 3-6

Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 7-8

March 19

Golf (M) @ NGU Inv - Day 1 (Columbia CC)

Golf (W) @ Wingate Inv - Day 1 (Rolling Hills CC)

March 20

Golf (M) @ NGU Inv - Day 2 (Columbia CC)

Golf (W) @ Wingate Inv - Day 2 (Rolling Hills CC)

March 21

Tennis (M) vs. NEWBERRY 2 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. NEWBERRY 2 p.m.

Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) @ Wingate 4 p.m.

Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 4 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) @ Wingate 7 p.m.

March 23

Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 1)

Baseball @ Mars Hill 3 p.m.

March 24

Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 2)

Lacrosse (W) @ Lincoln Memorial noon

Baseball @ Mars Hill noon

Softball vs MARS HILL 1 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3 p.m.

Baseball @ Mars Hill 3 p.m.

Softball vs MARS HILL 3 p.m.

March 27

Baseball @ Barton 2 p.m.

Softball vs QUEENS 2 p.m.

Tennis (W) @ Queens 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Queens 2 p.m.

Softball vs QUEENS 4 p.m.

March 28

Golf (W) @ Sunoco Campbell Oil Inv - Day 1 (River Landing GC)

Lacrosse (W) @ Coker 4 p.m.

March 29

Golf (W) @ Sunoco Campbell Oil Inv - Day 2 (River Landing GC)

Tennis (M) @ Carson Newman 1:30 p.m.

Tennis (W) @ Carson Newman 1:30 p.m.

March 30

Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 1)

Softball @ Tusculum 1 p.m.

Baseball @ Anderson 2 p.m.

Softball @ Tusculum 3 p.m.

Baseball @ Anderson 5 p.m.

March 31

Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 2)

Lacrosse (W) vs. MARS HILL noon

Baseball @ Anderson 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 3 p.m.

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