Indians Show Mercy in Sweep of Glenville State


SALISBURY, N.C. -- The Catawba College softball team recorded a pair of victories over Glenville State University Monday afternoon at Whitley Field. The Catawba Lady Indians took the first game 9-1 in just five innings while holding strong in the second game for a 6-0 win. Catawba improves to 4-0 on the season as the Pioneers fall to 2-3.

In the first game of the doubleheader the Lady Indians jumped out early with seven quick runs in the bottom of the first. Senior Gina Gerone tallied the first RBI with a sacrifice bunt to score Kristen Stinnard. The sacrifice resulted in an errant throw to first which left Gerone safe on the bag with Carley Tysinger standing on second. Catcher, Katherine Shumaker took the opportunity drill in Tysinger with a double to left center. Preston Ellenberg brought in Gerone and Shumaker with a single down the rightfield line. Ellenberg was later brought in off an Ashley Wagoner single to center. After batting around the order, Stinnard would drive in the final two runs of the inning with a single to right.

In the second, Catawba showed mercy on the visiting Pioneers by pulling several starters after three quick hits from Gerone, Shumaker and Ellenberg. Glenville State’s starter on the mound, Miranda Cropp, lasted only 1.1 innings while giving up eight hits and as many runs while walking four and striking out one.

Catawba would score one in the second and one in the third to threaten the eight run mercy rule. The Lady Indians pitcher, Ellenberg, pitched a complete game giving up one hit in the fourth and one more in the fifth inning. The Pioneers hit in the fifth was a two out double from McKenzie Edmonds that drove in Madison Oney.

Ellenberg finished the game throwing five full innings and allowing just two hits and a run. The newcomer walked five but struck out three. The win was her first of her career.

Raven Greer replaced Cropp in the second inning and finished out the game for the Pioneers. The reliever fared much better by allowing only three hits, including a run and a walk but also striking out one.

In the second game, the Indians continued their dominance with four runs in the first inning and two more in the second. Greer got the start for the Pioneers in the second game but was unable to last as long as she did in the first game. With one out in the first inning Greer threw a wild pitch that scored Catawba senior, Holli Chandler. Shumaker tallied her third double of the day to drive in Carley Tysinger. Morgan Brann recorded her second home run of the season to drive in Shumaker and herself.

Chandler got the second inning rolling for Catawba with a triple down the right field line. Stinnard drove in Chandler the next play with a sacrifice fly to right. Tysinger followed the run with one of her own, driving a homer out the left field fence.

Caroline Turner shutdown a hopeful Pioneer offense by allowing just two hits on her way to a complete game. The sophomore struck gave up just two walks while striking out eight.

Shumaker went 4-for-4 on the day with three doubles and a pair of RBIs. Stinnard and Ellenberg each got a pair of hits in the first game but did not get an official at bat in the second game. Stinnard led the team with three RBIs in the double header.

Catawba will return to action on Wednesday as they host Pfeiffer at 1:00 p.m.



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«March 2018»
March 2

Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 2-3

March 3

Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 6-5

Softball vs LEES-McRAE 1-4

Softball vs LEES-McRAE 4-1

Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 0-5

March 4

Softball @ Limestone 8-1

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA TECH 15-7

Softball @ Limestone 1-2

March 5

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

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

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

Lacrosse (W) vs. CHESTNUT HILL 16-15

Softball vs. KING 2-0

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

Softball @ Southern Wesleyan 11-0

Lacrosse (M) vs. NEWBERRY 13-9

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.

Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 1-10

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

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 (M) @ Tusculum 3-6

Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 10-6

Tennis (W) @ Tusculum 0-9

Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 7-8

March 19

Golf (M) @ Bank of TR Inv - Day 1 (Columbia CC)

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

March 20

Golf (M) @ Bank of TR Inv - Day 2 (Columbia CC) 4th of 10

Golf (W) @ Wingate Challenge - Day 2 (Rolling Hills CC) 6th of 11

March 21

Lacrosse (W) @ Wingate 12-11

Lacrosse (M) @ Wingate 5-12

March 22

Tennis (W) vs. NEWBERRY 2-7

Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 1-2

Tennis (M) vs. NEWBERRY 1-8

Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 8-1

March 23

Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 1) 

March 24

Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 2)

Lacrosse (W) @ Lincoln Memorial noon

Softball vs MARS HILL 1 p.m.

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

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

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

Softball vs MARS HILL 3 p.m.

March 25

Baseball @ Mars Hill 1 p.m.

Baseball @ Mars Hill 3:30 p.m.

March 26

Baseball @ Mars Hill 1 p.m.

March 27

Baseball @ Barton 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Queens 2 p.m.

Tennis (W) @ Queens 2 p.m.

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

Tennis (M) @ 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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Lacrosse (M) Team Photo