February 6, 2016
Softball Claims Two Wins on Opening Day
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Catawba opened its softball season on Saturday with a pair of wins at the Armstrong State Softball Field. The Catawba Indians topped Lincoln Memorial 9-4 then knocked off Armstrong 5-1 in eight innings. It also marked the season opener for LMU, while Armstrong falls to 3-3.
Catawba took advantage of a Lincoln Memorial error to blow open a close game in the opener. With two outs in the third and Ashley Wagoner at second, Kristen Stinnard's grounder to short was thrown away at first allowing Wagoner to score the game's first run.
The Lady Indians weren't done in the frame. Two walks later, Katherine Shumaker cleared the bases with a double to left center to make it 4-0. When Morgan Brann followed with the year's first home run, Catawba led 6-0. Shumaker connected on a three-run homer in the fourth to push the lead to 9-0.
LMU got its first runs in the fifth after a pair of Catawba errors. The Railsplitters mounted one final rally in the seventh. Parker Brantley singled home a run and a second run scored on an error. Preston Ellenberg got BriAnna Schrimpf to pop up second with the bases loaded to end the game.
Carley Tysinger went the first four innings to gain the win. She allowed just one hit with no walks and 10 strikeouts. Shumaker picked up six RBI on her double and home run.
Tysinger not only grabbed her second win in the circle against Armstrong, but provided the big swing with a grand slam in the eighth. After the tiebreaker runner started at second and was sacrificed to third, Armstrong walked Caroline Turner and Stinnard reached on a bunt single to set up the Tysinger home run.
Armstrong had led 1-0 through five after Hannah Reppert led off the third with a home run. Catawba tied the game in the sixth when Gina Gerone doubled home Tysinger from first with two outs.
Stinnard had two of Catawba's six hits. Shumaker picked up a hit to give her three on the day. Tysinger fanned 13 with no walks as she improved to 2-0.
Catawba and Armstrong will battle again on Sunday at 11 am.
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 2 (Ocean Ridge Plantation) 14th of 17
Volleyball @ Coker 1-3
Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1
Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1
Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2
Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8
Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1)
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
Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)
Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)
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
Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1
Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4
Football vs. WINGATE 24-27
Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3
Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2
Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)
Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)
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
Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1
Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0
Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7
Swimming MEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 91-164
Swimming WOMEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 81-172
Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3
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.
Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.
Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 7 p.m.
Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 5 p.m.
Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7 p.m.
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.
Soccer (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)
Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (1st Round)
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