Softball Assures Spot In SAC Tourney With Sweep Of Wingate


WINGATE, N.C. -- Catawba swept a South Atlantic Conference softball doubleheader from host Wingate on Friday afternoon at the WU Softball Complex.  The Lady Indians improved to 23-15 overall and 12-8 in the SAC with 6-3 and 2-1 victories.  The Bulldogs fall to 24-18 and 11-9.

Carley Tysinger (Lexington, N.C./C. Davidson HS) threw a pair of complete games and got big hits from Holli Chandler (New London, N.C./N. Stanly HS) and Emily Huneycutt (Oakboro, N.C./W. Stanly HS) in the opener.  The Lady Indians rallied late with single runs in the sixth and seventh to get the sweep.

Tysinger allowed just three hits and one unearned run in the nightcap.  She walked two and fanned 10.  Tysinger stranded two after an error in the second and left the bases loaded despite giving up a run in the third, avoiding further damage with a strikeout to end the frame.

That would be Wingate's last chance to score against the junior.  Tysinger struck out the side in the fourth and went on to sit down the final 13 Bulldogs she faced. 

Catawba had left a pair runners at second over the first four innings then left the bases loaded in the fifth.  The Lady Indians would tie the game in the sixth when Gina Gerone (Brooklyn, N.Y./Madison HS) led off the inning with a home run.

Chandler walked to open the inning and Kristin Stinnard (Concord, N.C./Cox Mill HS) put down a sacrifice bunt.  When Wingate tried to get Chandler on the bases a bad throw led to the go ahead run.  That was all Tysinger needed as she posted two strikeouts and a fly out to end it and improve to 19-9.

Gerone had two of Catawba's seven hits in game two.  Stacey Houser (17-13) took her second loss of the day.  She allowed both runs, one earned, with four walks and one strikeout.

Catawba jumped out 6-0 in the opener.  In the second, Chandler singled home two runs after a pair of Wingate errors.  The Lady Indians added four more runs in the third.  Taylor Adams (Smithfield, N.C./N. Johnston HS) doubled home one run and Huneycutt doubled home two more.  A single by Delane Smith (Wake Forest, N.C./Wake Forest HS) got the last run in for the 6-0 lead.

Wingate picked up a run in the fourth after Tysinger had tossed three hitless innings to start the game.  The Bulldogs got singles to start the frame by Taylor Laskey and Alexis Burrell.  Wingate got the run in on a two-out error.  Burrell hit a two-run homer in the sixth, but Tysinger sat down the final six batters to claim the win.

Tysinger allowed four hits and two earned runs in the opener.  She walked one and struck out nine. Stinnard had two hits for the Lady Indians.  Burrell and Laskey had two hits apiece for Wingate.  Houser allowed the six runs (four earned) over three innings of work.

Catawba hosts Brevard on Saturday for a 2 pm doubleheader to close out the regular season.

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Game 2 Box

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«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) 

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 noon

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG noon

Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 2 p.m.

Softball vs BARTON 2 p.m.

Tennis (W) @ Elon 3 p.m.

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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