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.

Box Score

Today's Events

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round),
Lacrosse (W) vs. LINCOLM MEMORIAL (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round), 4:00VideoStats
Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE, 5:00Stats


«April 2018»
April 3

Golf (M) @ Tennessee River Rumble - Day 1 (Tennessee National GC)

Tennis (W) @ JC Smith 9-0

Softball @ Newberry 5-2

Tennis (M) @ JC Smith 8-1

Softball @ Newberry 3-5

Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 11-9

April 4

Golf (M) @ Tennessee Rumble - Day 2 (Tennessee National GC) 10th of 16

Tennis (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-6

Tennis (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-5

Baseball vs. North Greenville (Flour Field) 5-6

April 6

Tennis (W) vs. MARS HILL 9-0

Tennis (M) vs. MARS HILL 8-1

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 18-12

Lacrosse (M) vs. LIMESTONE 11-12

April 8

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen GC)

Softball @ Anderson 1-2

Softball @ Anderson 0-4

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

April 9

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen GC)

April 10

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Cobbs Glen GC) 10th of 11

Baseball vs. MOUNT OLIVE 13-9

April 11

Softball vs WINGATE 3-4

Tennis (M) @ Coker 1-8

Tennis (W) @ Coker 4-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 9-14

Softball vs WINGATE 2-4

Lacrosse (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 11-20

April 12

Tennis (W) vs. SHAW 7-2

Tennis (M) vs. SHAW 5-4

April 13

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3-6

April 14

Track/Field @ Phoenix Invitational

Football Spring Blue/White Game

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens 10-18

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 8-9

Lacrosse (W) @ Queens 10-16

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 13-12

April 15

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Woodcreek CC)

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 2 p.m.

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 4 p.m.

April 16

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Woodcreek CC)

April 17

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Woodcreek CC) 9th of 11

Softball @ Coker 2-3

Softball @ Coker 1-4

Baseball vs. BARTON 16-10

April 19

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 1)

April 20

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 2) M-9th; W-10th

Baseball @ Wingate 2-8

April 21

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 0-5

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 3-2

Baseball @ Wingate 9-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. TUSCULUM 13-11

Baseball @ Wingate 7-3

Lacrosse (M) vs. TUSCULUM 14-10

April 24

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round) 

Lacrosse (W) vs. LINCOLM MEMORIAL (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round) 4 p.m.

Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.

April 27

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Baseball TBA @ SAC Tournament noon

Softball vs. Coker (SAC Tournament) 3 p.m.

April 28

Softball @ SAC Tournament

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

April 29

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

April 30

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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