Softball Splits Doubleheader At Mars Hill

MARS HILL, N.C. -- Catawba and host Mars Hill split a South Atlantic Conference softball doubleheader on Sunday afternoon at Ponder Field.  The Catawba Indians shutout Mars Hill 5-0 in the opener, while the Lions took a 3-2 win in eight innings to get the split.  The Lady Indians stand at 15-13 overall and 4-6 in the SAC, while Mars Hill is 6-15 and 2-6.

Carley Tysinger (Lexington, N.C./C. Davidson HS) threw her fourth straight shutout and struck out 11 in the opener.  She scattered five hits and walked two in improving to 11-6.  It marked the ninth time this season she has fanned 10+ in a game.

A two-out single by Caroline Turner (Kenly, N.C./N. Johnston HS) in the second put Catawba on top.  Katherine Shumaker (Blanch, N.C./Bartlett Yancy HS) doubled the lead in the fifth with a two-run homer.  Natalie Naturile (Thomasville, N.C./E. Davidson HS) added the final run on her solo shot in the seventh.

Turner and Naturile both had two hits in the opening win.  Tysinger has allowed 16 hits over 27 innings in her last four starts with six walks and 41 strikeouts.

Mars Hill grabbed an early lead in game two with a pair of runs in the first inning, but Catawba battled back.  Tysinger got the Lady Indians out of a bases loaded jam in the third and went on to keep the Lions off the board over the next four frames.

Catawba cut the deficit in half in the sixth on a RBI double by Taylor Adams (Smithfield, N.C./N. Johnston HS).  Naturile produced a run-scoring double in the seventh to plate Kristen Stinnard (Concord, N.C./Cox Mill HS), but Turner was thrown out at the plate.

Catawba failed to score in its eighth inning and Mars Hill got its tiebreak runner to third on a passed ball with no outs.  Tysinger got a strikeout then a pop up on a bunt for two outs, but Aleshia Peek was able to get a bunt down and reach first to plate the winning run for the Lions.

Tysinger (11-7) went five innings in relief without allowing an earned run.  She gave up four hits and struck out eight.  Gina Gerone (Brooklyn, N.Y./Madison HS) collected two hits.

Catawba travels to Queens on Wednesday for a 1:30 pm doubleheader.

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«October 2017»
October 1

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3) 

October 2

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

October 3

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 2 (Ocean Ridge Plantation) 14th of 17

Volleyball @ Coker 1-3

October 4

Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1

Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1

October 5

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2

October 6

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1) 

October 7

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 2) 1st of 7

Cross Country @ Hagan Stone Classic W-1st;M-3rd

Football vs. NORTH GREENVILLE 26-20

Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 2-3

Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3

Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3

October 9

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)

Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)

October 10

Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 2 (Rock Barn GC) 9th of 17

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 10th of 17

October 11

Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1

Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4

October 14

Football vs. WINGATE 24-27

Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3

Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2

Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2

October 16

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)

October 17

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 11th of 13

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 12th of 16

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1-8

Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 4-5

October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 7:30 p.m.

October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2 p.m.

October 20

Swimming vs. UNC WILMINGTON 2 p.m.

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 6 p.m.

October 21

Swimming @ Wingate

Cross Country @ SAC Championships

Volleyball @ Tusculum 12:30 p.m.

Football @ Tusculum 2:30 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 7:30 p.m.

October 24

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

October 25

Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 7 p.m.

October 27

Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 5 p.m.

Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7 p.m.

October 28

Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1 p.m.

Football @ Limestone 1 p.m.

Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 2 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3:30 p.m.

October 31

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

Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (1st Round)

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Soccer (M) Team Photo