Softball Improves to 9-0 With Wins Over Augusta and #9 Georgia College

SALISBURY, N.C. -- Catawba claimed a pair of wins on Saturday in softball action at Whitley Field as part of the Lenoir-Rhyne/Catawba Invitational.  The Catawba Indians topped Augusta 5-1 then upset ninth-ranked Georgia College 3-2.  The Catawba Indians remain undefeated at 9-0, while Augusta fell to 5-11 and Georgia College to 12-1. 

Carley Tysinger threw a pair of complete games to improve to 5-0 on the year.  She struck out 10 in each game to up her career total to 995.  In shutting out Belmont Abbey, the senior allowed two hits and walked two.  Against Georgia College, Tysinger gave up two runs on three hits with no walks. 

Tysinger worked out of a major jam against Georgia College in the seventh.  Faith Flanders led off with a single and Lacy Najafi reached on an error.  After a strikeout, pinch-runners Emily Robertson and Jessica Hayles moved up to second and third with stolen bases.  Tysinger would get Caroline Snider to pop up to first and Morgan Brann was able to double Robertson off third to end the game.

Catawba had taken the lead in the top of the first.  Caroline Turner and Kristen Stinnard singled to open the frame and after a strikeout, Gina Gerone singled to load the bases.  Katherine Shumaker plated a run on a bunt for a 1-0 lead.  Turner would increase the lead to 3-0 with a two-run homer in the second.

A pair of errors by Catawba in the third led to the first Georgia College run.  Abi LeRoy cut the margin to 3-2 in the sixth on a RBI ground out.  That set the stage for the final inning dramatics.

Stinnard delivered four hits, including a double for Catawba, who had 10 hits, but stranded six.  Turner and Leah Huggins each produced two hits.  Marisa Boyette (4-1) struck out nine in a complete game loss for the Bobcats.

In the earlier game versus Augusta, Stinnard broke a scoreless tie with a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the sixth.  Holli Chandler had coaxed a one-out walk and moved to second on a ground out by Turner.  Stinnard followed with a ground ball through the right side that plated Chandler.  Tysinger followed with a perfectly placed pop up down the left field line to score Stinnard from second to make it 2-0.

Stinnard's hit was the first of the day allowed by Jaguar starter Emily Hittinger (1-1).  Hittinger would walk two and strike out one in the loss.  Augusta managed seven base runners against Tysinger, but all were stranded. 

Catawba finishes off play in the tournament on Sunday in Hickory, N.C., against Columbus State at 3 pm.  The Lady Indians will be trying to match the school record of 10 consecutive wins.

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Today's Events

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 L
Tennis (M) vs. Newberry, 1-8 L


«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 (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

Tennis (M) @ 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 (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2

October 6

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1) 

October 7

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 (M) vs. Newberry 1-8

Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 4-5

October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 7:30 p.m.

October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2 p.m.

October 20

Swimming vs. UNC WILMINGTON 2 p.m.

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 6 p.m.

October 21

Swimming @ Wingate

Cross Country @ SAC Championships

Volleyball @ Tusculum 12:30 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