Tysigner Claims SAC Softball Pitcher of the Year Honor For Third Time


ROCK HILL, S.C. ( -- Three Catawba softball players received All-South Atlantic Conference honors as the league announced its post-season award winners.  Heading the list is senior Carley Tysingers, who repeated as the SAC Pitcher of the Year and was a first team pick.  Junior outfielder Kristen Stinnard also earned first team honors, while junior Katherine Shumaker was a second team pick as the designated player.

Tysinger set a conference record with 361 strikeouts over her 243 innings of work, averaging 10.4 per seven innings.  She has posted a 27-8 record and has an 0.89 earned run averaged over her 38 appearances.  Tysinger tossed 10 shutouts, threw one no-hitter and combined on a second no-hitter during the season.  It is the third time over her four years she has been tabbed as the Pitcher of the Year.

Stinnard is currently hitting .377 on the season and excelled in league games where she hit for a SAC-best .437 average.  She has 57 hits on the season which includes four doubles and three triples.  Stinnard has scored 24 runs with 18 RBI and has swiped 15 bases.  Shumaker hit .286 during the regular season with eight doubles, a triple and a pair of home runs.  She has knocked in 19 runs and scored 12 times.

1st Team
OF – Erin Boone, Lenoir-Rhyne
OF – Christina Walker, Lenoir-Rhyne
OF – Kristen Stinnard, Catawba
1B – Sydney Landreth, Lenoir-Rhyne
2B  - Elayna Siebert, Carson-Newman
SS – Madison Carter, Lenoir-Rhyne
3B – Misty Doran, Wingate
DP – Taylor Lail, Mars Hill
UTL – Mellena Helms, Wingate
C – Taylor Laskey, Wingate
P – Carley Tysinger, Catawba
P – Stacey Houser, Wingate

2nd Team
OF – Christina Linton, Newberry
OF – Taylor Rosenbalm, Queens
OF – Riley Morris, Coker
1B – Lindsay Dean, Carson-Newman
2B – Madison Poe, Lenoir-Rhyne
SS – Kinsey Parrish, Brevard
3B – Jordin Phillips, Lenoir-Rhyne
DP – Katherine Shumaker, Catawba
UTL – Maude McCoury, Newberry
C – Sarah Kenley, Lenoir-Rhyne
P – Maryann Hoskins, Lenoir-Rhyne
P – Jamie Hrobak, Brevard
Honorable Mention
OF – Carolyn Williamson, Tusculum
OF – Naomi Sapp, Wingate
OF – Miranda Beeler, Tusculum
1B – Ashton Whitaker, Queens
2B – Natalie Willis, Newberry
SS – Kristen Toppel, Carson-Newman
3B – Ashley Gallman, Coker
DP – Mackenzie Cates, Lenoir-Rhyne
UTL – Emily Kenley, Lenoir-Rhyne
C – Cailah Niles, Anderson
P – Samantha Smith, Lincoln Memorial
P – Augie Pena, Anderson

Freshman of the Year: Erin Boone, Lenoir-Rhyne
Player of the Year: Mellena Helms, Wingate
Pitcher of the Year: Carley Tysinger, Catawba
Coach of the Year: Shena Hollar, Lenoir-Rhyne

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