April 2, 2016
11 And Counting! Lady Indians Set Win Streak Record With Sweep of LMU
HARROGATE, TN -- With a sweep over Lincoln Memorial University Saturday afternoon in South Atlantic softball action, the Catawba College softball team set a new school record of 11 consecutive wins. Catawba recorded a 3-1 victory to open the day at Neely Field followed by a 13-0 rout to move to 26-9 on the year and 10-0 in the SAC. The perfect start in conference also marks the best start in Catawba’s history. Lincoln Memorial falls to 16-21 overall and 4-6 in the South Atlantic Conference.
In the first game of the doubleheader, a pair of sacrifice flies in the top of the second put the Catawba Lady Indians in front 2-0. The first came from Taylor Adams with the second run coming from Holli Chandler.
Lincoln Memorial scored his lone run of the day in the third inning when an Allie Jones single right field scored Lindsay Cecil from second.
Catawba added an insurance run in the fourth after Leah Huggins grabbed a pinch hit single to reach base. Adams and Chandler came through again for Catawba with two singles to score Huggins.
Carley Tysinger led Catawba from the mound as she took on the Railsplitters’ Brianna Taylor in all seven innings of the game. Tysinger took the win after allowing just one run on four hits. The Lady Indians senior struck out nine without walking a single runner.
Only two of Catawba’s three runs were credited to Taylor after the starter gave up six hits and a walk, but managed to strike out four.
In the second game, Catawba scored in all five innings played before the eight run mercy rule. Miscues helped Catawba score three of their four runs in the first inning. A Katherine Shumaker single to left field brought in Caroline Turner from second base. With bases loaded, a wild pitch advanced all runners and scored the speedy Kristen Stinnard. A two out fielding error by Cecil at shortstop allowed two more runs to score.
A triple by Turner in the second inning led to an RBI opportunity for Stinnard. In the third inning, Turner recorded a two out single to bring in Tysinger to move ahead 6-0 in the game.
Five singles in the fourth lead to four more runs for the Lady Indians who jumped out to a 10-0 lead. Catawba sealed the game in the fifth inning when two Railsplitter errors along with three more Catawba hits resulted in three more runs scored.
Tysinger once again took the mound for Catawba to claim the shutout in five innings of action. Tysinger struck out eight more in the game but allowed a hit and three walks.
With 17 strikeouts on the day Tysinger jumps to 1,179 career strikeouts and moves to 13th in the NCAA career strikeout list.
Tysinger, Shumaker and Stinnard each recorded three hits on the day. The Turner triple is only extra base hit Catawba tallied all day. Chandler recorded four RBIs on the afternoon to lead Catawba in scoring.
Catawba will look to continue their record breaking streak with a doubleheader on Tuesday against Lenoir-Rhyne at Catawba’s Whitley Field. Lenoir-Rhyne also sits at the top of the South Atlantic Conference with a 10-0 record.
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