Catawba Sweeps Newberry to Move to 4-0 in SAC


NEWBERRY, S.C. -- The Catawba College Lady Indians swept Newberry College in a South Atlantic Conference softball doubleheader to remain at the top conference leaderboard. Catawba won the first game 7-1 before pulling out the 9-5 victory in second. With the win Catawba advances to 20-9 on the season and 4-0 in the conference. Newberry drops to 20-10 overall and 2-2 in the SAC.

In the first game, a pair of triples in the top of the third resulted in the first run for Catawba. Holli Chandler was the first to triple with a shot to right center before Kristen Stinnard lined the second triple down the left field line.

The Lady Indians added three more in the fourth after a Gina Gerone two run homer brought in Beth Ann Martin.  Gerone’s homer was later followed by a solo shot from Taylor Adams.

Despite a Newberry run in the bottom of the fourth, Catawba answered with one of their own in the top of the fifth. The run for the Lady Indians came when Gerone was walked to load the bases, but a throwing error by catcher Jerri Loffler to pick off Stinnard at third allowed Stinnard to score

Catawba added two more in the seventh to secure the win.  Caroline Turner scored the first on a wild pitch that also advanced Delane Smith to second. In an attempt to get Smith, Newberry’s substitute catcher, Lanier Paul, threw the ball into the outfield to allow Smith to third. Gerone took advantage of the opportunity and brought Smith home with a single through the left side of the infield.

Carley Tysinger threw a complete game on the mound for the Lady Indians after allowing just four hits and a run. The starter struck out nine in the win.

Three pitchers took to the mound for Newberry but starter Maude McCourry took the loss after four innings of work and allowing four of Catawba’s seven runs.

In the second game of the double header tallied a run in the first when Morgan Brann floated a sacrifice fly to left field to bring in Stinnard.

Later in the third, a Turner double to left started a scoring rally for the tribe. Smith drove in Turner with a single down the third baseline and advanced to second on the throw home. Smith sprinted home on the next at bat after Brann singled up middle.

Newberry answered immediately in the bottom half of the third with a two run homer off Turner.

The Lady Indians added three more in the fourth when a Stinnard single brought in Ashley Wagoner from third. The next at bat, a Smith double resulted in runs for both Stinnard and Turner.

Again, Newberry responded in the bottom half of the inning with a pair of runs to bring the score to 6-4. The runs occurred when Loffler tripled to right center.

Catawba jumped out to an 8-4 lead in the top of the sixth after plating two more runs. Smith flied out to bring in Stinnard on the sacrifice for the first run before Adams doubled to score Gerone.

Newberry scored in the sixth after a Catawba error, but the Lady Indians sealed the game with another run in the seventh. The final run came from Stinnard who tripled to right center to score Tysinger.

Turner took the win for Catawba after throwing four innings of work. Turner allowed four runs on six hits and a pair of walks but struck out two. Tysinger was credited with her second save of the year as she finished the final three innings on the mound. The senior allowed one unearned run on two hits and two walks despite striking out seven more batters on the day.

With 16 strikeouts on the day, Tysinger moves up two spots in the NCAA leaderboard for career strikeouts to #16 with 1,115. Former Lenoir-Rhyne pitcher, Casey Hanes, holds the 15th spot with 1,156.

Catawba will return home to Whitley Field on Friday as they host Carson-Newman 1:00 p.m.

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«February 2018»
February 1

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8

February 2

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11

February 3

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 1 (Cougar Point GC)

Track/Field @ Maillet UNC Open

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 0-6

Baseball @ Lynn 11-12

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 69-75

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 4-3

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 77-65

February 4

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 2 (Cougar Point GC) 12th of 16

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-25

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  1 p.m.

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  3 p.m.

February 6

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6

February 7

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61

Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77

February 9

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 6-4

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 0-8

Baseball vs,. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 7-9

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 10-18

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 3-12

February 10

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24

Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55

February 12

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)

February 13

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17

February 14

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7

Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60

Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77

February 15

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2

Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6

February 16

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2

February 17

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4) 

Softball vs SHIPPENSBURG 3-4

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-3

Softball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 8-4

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 3-15

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 49-80

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 89-104

February 18

Softball vs BARTON noon

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG noon

Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 2 p.m.

Softball vs BARTON 2 p.m.

Tennis (W) @ Elon 3 p.m.

February 19

Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC)

February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC)

Baseball @ Mount Olive 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 4 p.m.

February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 2 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 8 p.m.

February 22

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1)

February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 7 p.m.

February 24

Baseball vs. COKER 1 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 2 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 4 p.m.

February 25

Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.

Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.

February 28

Basketball (M) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Basketball (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

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