Big Fourth Inning Pushes Softball Past Queens


HARTSVILLE, S.C. -- Catawba used a seven-run fourth to dispatch sixth-seeded Queens 9-4 on Friday morning to stay undefeated at the 2016 South Atlantic Conference Softball Tournament being held at Byerly Park.  The Catawba Indians, seeded second, improve to 36-13 and will face either Carson-Newman or Lenoir-Rhyne on Saturday in the winner's final.  The Royals drop to 23-26 and will face an elimination game on Friday afternoon.

Queens had taken the lead with a pair of unearned runs in the top fourth.  Abby Lathan reached on an error to get the first run of the inning home, while Taylor Rosenbalm added a sacrifice fly for a 4-2 edge.  The Lady Indians then put together a huge inning to take command.

With one out, Holli Chandler (New London, N.C./N. Stanly) and Lynnsey Taylor (Hope Mills, N.C./Gray's Creek) singled.  Caroline Turner (Kenly, N.C./N. Johnston) doubled home Chandler and Kristen Stinnard (Concord, N.C./Cox Mill) singled home two to put Catawba on top 5-4.

Following a sacrifice fly by Katherine Shumaker (Blanch, N.C./Bartlett Yancy), Gina Gerone (Brooklyn, N.Y./Madison) and Morgan Brann (Beulaville, N.C./E. Duplin) singled.  Pinch-hitter Preston Ellenberg (Leland, N.C./N. Brunswick/Averett) drew a walk to load the bases and pinch-hitter Ashley Wagoner (Roaring River, N.C./E. Wilkes) cleared them with a three-run double and the 9-4 lead.

Carley Tysinger (Lexington, N.C./C. Davidson) settled down after Lathan reached on the error.  The senior, who improved to 29-8, retired 11 of the final 12 Queens batters.  The only blemish was a two-out single by Kayla Hall in the sixth.  Tysinger scattered seven hits with a walk and nine strikeouts.

A squeeze bunt single by Elaina Frantellizzi had given Queens a quick 1-0 lead in the first.  Catawba answered in the bottom half.  Turner led off with a walk, while Shumaker, Gerone and Brann followed with singles to get the Lady Indians on top 2-1.  Shumaker and Brann drove in the runs.  Queens tied it second on a home run by Hall before the deciding fourth frame.

Gerone collected four hits in the win for Catawba.  Shumaker had two hits and two RBI, while Brann also had two hits.  Turner scored twice.  Hall had three hits for Queens.

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Today's Events

Tennis (W) @ North Greenville, 2:00
Tennis (M) @ North Greenville, 2:00
Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne, 7:00


«September 2018»
September 1

Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INV. (Salisbury Community Park) M-1st;W-1st

Volleyball @ Florida Southern 1-3

Football @ West Georgia 3-34

Volleyball vs. Wilmington,DE 3-0

Soccer (M) @ Erskine 0-1

September 3

Soccer (W) @ USC Aiken 1-0

September 5

Soccer (M) @ Mount Olive 1-2

September 7

Volleyball vs. Barton 0-3

Soccer (W) vs. BARTON 1-0

Volleyball @ Augusta 0-3

September 8

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1) 

Volleyball vs. West Alabama 0-3

Football @ Winston-Salem State 34-7

Soccer (M) @ USC Aiken 3-0

September 9

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2) 

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2) 

Soccer (W) vs. FRANCIS MARION 3-1

September 10

Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen CC) 

Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 1 (Camden CC) 

September 11

Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen CC) 2nd of 9

Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 2 (Camden CC) 13th of 14

Volleyball vs. WINGATE 2-3

September 12

Soccer (W) vs. NEWBERRY 4-1

Soccer (M) vs. NEWBERRY 0-3

September 15

Cross Country @ Winthrop Invitational, ccd. 9 a.m.

Soccer (W) @ Mars Hill, ppd. 1 p.m.

Swimming @ SAA Open Water, ccd. 4 p.m.

Football vs. UNC PEMBROKE, ccd. 7 p.m.

September 18

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. ccd. 

Volleyball @ Queens 3-2

September 19

Soccer (W) @ Queens 1-0

Soccer (M) @ Queens 2-8

September 21

Tennis (M) @ North Greenville 2 p.m.

Tennis (W) @ North Greenville 2 p.m.

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 7 p.m.

September 22

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. - Day 1 (Old South GC)

Football @ Mars Hill 1 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 1 p.m.

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 2 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3:30 p.m.

September 23

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. - Day 2 (Old South GC)

September 24

Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)

September 25

Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 2 (CC of Bristol)

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 7 p.m.

September 26

Soccer (W) vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Mars HIll 7 p.m.

September 27

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

September 28

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)

Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 7 p.m.

September 29

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)

Cross Country @ USC Upstate Invitational 9 a.m.

Football vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 1:30 p.m.

Soccer (W) @ Tusculum 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Tusculum 7 p.m.

September 30

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)

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