Softball Sweeps Past Queens To Even League Record

SALISBURY, N.C. -- Catawba swept a South Atlantic Conference softball doubleheader from host Queens on Wednesday afternoon at Park Road Park.  The Catawba Indians won by the scores of 6-3 and 8-2 to improve to 17-13 overall and 6-6 in the SAC.  The Royals fall to 14-18 and 3-7.

Carley Tysinger (Lexington, N.C./C. Davidson HS) threw two complete games to improve her record to 13-7.  The junior allowed the three runs on nine hits in the opener while posting seven strikeouts.  Only one of the runs she allowed in the nightcap was earned as Tysinger scattered four hits with nine strikeouts. 

Catawba used a big inning in each game to take control.  In the opener it was a five-run first, while the Lady Indians put up six runs in the second inning of game two.

In game one, a one-out double from Natalie Naturile (Thomasville, N.C./E. Davidson HS), a walk by Delane Smith (Wake Forest, N.C./Wake Forest HS) and an infield single by  Taylor Adams (Smithfield, N.C./N. Johnston HS) loaded the bases.  Gina Gerone (Brooklyn, N.Y./Madison HS) walked to force home a run then Katherine Shumaker (Blanch, N.C./Bartlett Yancy HS) doubled home two more runs.  Errors plated the final two runs of the inning.

Adams added a home run in the fifth to up the lead to 6-0 before Queens got a pair runs on the board in the sixth.  Hanna Hasker hit a sacrifice fly and Elaina Frantellizzi scored on a wild pitch.  A single from Taylor Rosenblam cut the margin to 6-3 in the seventh, but Tysinger got a pop up and ground out to end the game.

Adams led Catawba with three of the five hits for the Lady Indians and scored twice.  Rosenblam, Robyn Levine and Samantha Martinez collected a pair of hits for Queens. 

Leading game two 1-0 after Naturile's sacrifice fly in the first, Catawba broke the game open.  Shumaker homered to start the second to ignite the big inning.  Catawba added five straight hits with Holly Chandler (New London, N.C./N. Stanly HS) and Kristen Stinnard (Concord, N.C./Cox Mill HS) singling in runs.

That was plenty of support for Tysinger, who sat down 10 straight at one point.  An error led to the first run for the Royals on a double from Lathan.  Martinez scored in the sixth on a wild pitch.

Five Catawba players had two hits in game two; Naturile, Shumaker, Chandler, Caroline Turner (Kenly, N.C./N. Johnston HS) and Kim Fesperman (Kannapolis, N.C./S. Rowan HS). 

Catawba is back in action on Friday as the Lady Indians host 21st-ranked Anderson for a 1 pm doubleheader.

Game 1 Box

Game 2 Box

Today's Events

Cross Country @ SAC Championships, 9:00
Volleyball @ Tusculum, 12:30VideoStats
Swimming @ Wingate, 2:00
Football @ Tusculum, 2:30AudioVideoStats
Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM, 5:00VideoStats
Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM, 7:30VideoStats


«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 (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

Tennis (W) @ 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 (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8

October 6

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1) 

October 7

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 (W) vs. Newberry 4-5

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1-8

October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0

October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7

October 20

Swimming MEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 91-164

Swimming WOMEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 81-172

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3

October 21

Cross Country @ SAC Championships 9 a.m.

Volleyball @ Tusculum 12:30 p.m.

Swimming @ Wingate 2 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