Indians Finish 1-1 On Second Day of Mid-South Classic


DUNCAN, SC -- The Catawba College softball team earned split decisions on Saturday as they defeated Bellarmine 6-0 then lost to Augusta 2-1 as part of the second day of the Mid-South Classic at Tyger River Park.Catawba moves to 11-2 on the year while Bellarmine falls to 9-9 and Augusta advances to 7-13.

In the opening game with Bellarmine, Catawba scored in the first after Gina Gerone singled to right to bring in Caroline Turner from second. Gerone came through again in the fifth with a bases loaded single to drive in a pair of runs. Later in the sixth inning, Delane Smith lead off the innings with a double before Holli Chandler drove her in with a single to right. Shortly after, a Bellarmine error resulted in two runs for Catawba to secure the 6-0 victory.

Catawba turned to ace Carley Tysinger on the mound who threw five innings before sharing the shutout with Turner. Tysinger finished the game with ten strikeouts and was just one walk away from leaving with a perfect game intact. Turner pitched just as strong with four strikeouts in her two innings of relief and giving up one walk and zero hits.

Bellarmine's Madeline Kurtz took the loss after a four and a third inning appearance. The starter gave up five hits, three runs, and a walk while striking out two. Marlee Tevis finished the game and gave up three hits and just as many runs.

Turner, Gerone, Smith and Chandler equally shared all eight hits for Catawba in the game with Gerone leading the charge with three RBIs.

Against Augusta, Catawba's bats began to cool off as they were held to just two hits all game. Augusta was the first to score in the fifth when a double from Brianna Dickens scored a run from first. Augusta would add a run in the sixth after Lindsey Stokes singled to left center to bring in a run from second. In both cases the runner on base reached as a result of a walk.

Catawba tried to mount a comback in the bottom of the seventh after Turner doubled to open the innning. Tysinger then singled to bring Turner around the bases. Augusta shutdown Catawba for the final two outs to leave Tysinger stranded at first.
Turner's double in the seventh ended a perfect game for Augusta's Paige Deschaine. The ace struckout ten batters on the way to the win.

Turner was credited with the loss in the game after five innings of work. Despite recording four more strikeouts, Turner gave up one run on two hits while adding a pair of walks. Preston Ellenberg took over pitching duties in the sixth where she gave up a hit and run while walking two. Ellenberg lasted through the first out of the seventh before Tysinger returned to the mound to strike out the final two batters.

Catawba will return to Tyger River Park on Sunday for two more games of the Mid-South Classic. The Lady Indians will face St. Joseph's (IN) at 10:00 a.m. before closing the day with defending National Champion, North Georgia at 2:00 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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