Softball Takes Two From Mars Hill

SALISBURY, N.C. -- Catawba claimed wins in both ends of a South Atlantic Conference softball doubleheader against Mars Hill on Saturday afternoon at Whitley Field.  The host Catawba Indians put up 1-0 and 7-2 victories to improve to 29-10 overall and 13-1 in the SAC.  The Lions fall to 11-20 and 5-9.

In the tight opener, Catawba pushed across the lone run in the bottom of the sixth.  Kristen Stinnard led off with a single and stole second.  Katherine Shumaker sacrificed Stinnard to third and Taylor Adams singled her home with a line drive single over second.

Carley Tysinger made that run hold up as she logged her eighth shutout of the season.  The senior allowed just two hits, walked one, hit one and fanned 10.  Stinnard and Adams each had two hits for Catawba, who tagged Shelby Culler (6-4) with the tough luck loss.

The Lions couldn't get a runner to third in the opener and only two reached second.  Kayleigh Jonas singled in the second and got to second after a wild pitch and Jamie Booze doubled in the sixth with two outs.

The Lady Indians jumped out quickly in game two, scoring four runs in the first.  Shumaker tripled home Caroline Turner with the first run and scored on a single by Adams.  Gina Gerone capped the frame with a two-run double.

Catawba padded the lead in the fourth as it added three runs.  Turner singled home one, while Shumaker had a sacrifice fly.  Mars Hill avoided the shutout on a two-out, two-run homer by Ellen Tillman in the seventh.

Tysinger improved to 22-5 with the two wins.  She fanned another 10 in game two and moved into ninth place on the NCAA career list with 1,218 in her four seasons. 

Turner, Stinnard, Gerone and Morgan Brann each collected two hits for Catawba in the nightcap.  Shumaker and Gerone drove in a pair.  Tillman finished with two hits for the Lions.

Catawba will host Queens on Tuesday for a doubleheader beginning at 2 pm.

Game 1 Box

Game 2 Box

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