Indians Take A Pair of Wins Off Belmont Abbey


BELMONT, N.C. -- The Catawba College softball team claimed a pair of wins at Belmont Abbey in non-conference action Wednesday afternoon at Crusader Field. Catawba took the first game 3-0 with a 6-4 victory in the second game. The Catawba Lady Indians improve to 6-0 on the season while the Crusaders drop to 4-6.

In the top of the first inning in the first game, Catawba’s Kristen Stinnard reached base with a bunt to third. The speedster stole second and capitalized on a throwing error by their catcher, Katherine Starnes, to continue onto third and home. The Crusaders were able to recover to stop any Catawba momentum.

In the third, Catawba again capitalized on a Belmont Abbey error to extend their lead. After a Holli Chandler was the first Lady Indian to reach base after a nine pitch battle resulted in a walk for the senior. Belmont Abbey’s Sloane McPeak corralled a grounder from Caroline Turner but errantly missed on an attempt to stop Chandler at second. With two runners on Stinnard put down a sacrifice bunt to advance the runners into scoring position. A Tysinger walk loaded the bases where senior Gina Gerone was clutch with a two-run double to centerfield.

The Lady Indians turned to their ace, Tysinger to shut down the Crusaders in the first game. The senior added ten strikeouts in seven innings of work while allowing just four hits in the game. By adding the ten strikeouts, Tysinger has now recorded 975 K’s in her career.

Samantha Jacobs took the loss for the Crusaders after giving up four hits, three runs, and three strike outs in four innings of work. Over the final three innings of the game, Peyton Wilson allowed just two walks to shut down Catawba.

Belmont Abbey finally got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the first inning of the second game. A pair of singles by Brooke Pegram and McPeak put runners at second and third. Catawba’s Gerone was tabbed with a fielding error at shortstop to bring in Pegram. A single from Brittney Ortiz brought in McPeak before Catawba pitcher, Turner, could get out of the inning.

The Lady Indians rallied in the second beginning with walks for Gerone and Katherine Shumaker. Preston Ellenberg loaded the bases with a single to left. After a fielder’s choice play at home, Ashley Wagoner brought in Shumaker on a groundout to second. A Leah Huggins walk reloaded the bases for the Lady Indians. With a full count, Chandler knocked everyone up a bag with a single to left. Errors once again helped the Indians as Stinnard reached base on a throwing error by from the shortstop. The poor toss resulted in two Catawba runs with Stinnard standing at second. Despite a Tysinger walk to load the bases, Belmont Abbey escaped without further damage.

A pair of Catawba errors in the third allowed a run to cross but the Lady Indians earned it back in the next half inning after Tysinger soared a sacrifice fly to centerfield to bring home Wagoner.

The Crusaders stayed alive with a run in the fifth off an Ortiz home run. Catawba once again responded with an insurance run in the seventh. The run came after Delane Smith and Wagoner reached base with back-to-back singles. Again, a Belmont Abbey error failed to put out a Catawba batter resulting in Smith scoring.

Catawba relied on Turner to start the game on the rubber. The starter lasted three innings before being replaced after giving up a pair of hits and a run. Turner recorded five strikeouts and gave up two walks. Ellenberg finished out the game in the final four innings to claim the win for the Tribe. The freshman gave up five hits and three runs but only one score was earned. Ellenberg added two walks and two strikeouts to her totals on the day.

Shannan Mas took the loss for Belmont Abbey after going 4.1 innings. Mas gave up four hits, five runs and six walks. Laura Williams finished out the game, giving up four hits of her own.

Chandler and Wagoner has quality days at the plate as each went 3-for-6 on the afternoon. Gerone led the team in RBIs with two.

Catawba will face off again against the Crusaders on Friday as the teams will meet in Hickory as part of the three day LR/Catawba Invitational.  First pitch is scheduled for 4:00 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