April 19, 2016
Catawba Duo Sweep SAC Weekly Softball Awards
ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com) -- Catawba’s Gina Gerone was tabbed the Astroturf South Atlantic Conference Softball Player of the Week,while teammate Carley Tysinger was tabbed the Astroturf South Atlantic Conference Softball Pitcher of the Week for games played April 11-17. It was announced by the league office on Tuesday.
Gerone, a senior from Brooklyn, N.Y., batted .417 with five hits, a double, eight RBI and a home run to lead the Catawba Indians to a pair of South Atlantic Conference series sweeps last week. She posted a hit in every game she played, including a pair of hits and two RBI in a 4-3 win over Anderson in game one of the doubleheader on April 16. She posted three multi RBI games and slugged .750 in the four-game span to go along with a .417 on base percentage and two runs scored. The honor is her first Player of the Week nod this season.
Tysinger, a senior from Lexington, N.C., struck out 48 batters in four complete game wins last week. Against Anderson, Tysinger stuck out 16 hitters in an eight-inning win in game one of the doubleheader and followed with 12 strikeouts in a shutout win in game two. She got her week going with nine strikeouts in game one vs. Queens on April 13. In game two vs. the Royals, Tysinger struck out 11 hitters. She allowed just four earned runs in 27 innings pitched to finish the week with an earned run average of 1.04. The award is her sixth Pitcher of the Week plaudit this season.
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