No. 18 Lenoir-Rhyne (33-10, 11-5) and Catawba (23-14, 8-8) split a South Atlantic Conference softball doubleheader Tuesday at Whitley Field. The Bears lost the first contest, 1-0, but prevailed in the second game, 5-0.


Game One - Catawba 1, Lenoir-Rhyne 0

The Indians' Gina Gerone (Brooklyn, N.Y.) scored an unearned run in the bottom of the fourth inning for the lone score of the game.


Catawba's Carley Tysinger (Lexington, N.C.) improved to 16-6 on the year after throwing a three-hit shutout. Tysinger allowed just three hits and three strikeouts in the win.


Lenoir-Rhyne sophomore Maryann Hoskins (Havelock, N.C.), the reigning SAC Pitcher Of The Week, fell to 16-6 on the year after suffering the loss.


Hoskins lost despite allowing just two hits and one unearned run to go along with 10 strikeouts.


Game Two - Lenoir-Rhyne 5, Catawba 0

L-R rebounded by splitting the doubleheader with a victory in the nightcap highlighted by a four-run fifth inning which broke the contest open.


Hoskins (17-6) threw a five-hit shutout, her 10th of the season, while senior shortstop Jody Mizelle (Colerain, N.C.) drove in a two runs and sophomore outfielder Lauren Elder (Taylorsville, N.C.) finished with two hits in the win.


Catawba's Emily B. Huneycutt (Locust, N.C.) was tagged with the loss and fell to 3-3 on the year.


Lenoir-Rhyne returns home to host Mars Hill in a league doubleheader on Saturday as part of Senior Day beginning at 2:00 p.m. Catawba faces Lincoln Memorial in a conference doubleheader on Saturday on the road beginning at 1:00 p.m.



Vieitez Drives In Five, Lenoir-Rhyne Wins, 9-3



The Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Team (12-28) picked up a 9-3 victory over King (14-27-1) Tuesday in a non-conference game at Bears Field.


L-R junior outfielder Ivan Vieitez (Miami, Fla.) finished with four hits and five runs batted in as the Bears beat the Tornado for the second time within a week.


Trailing by a 3-0 score, the Bears reeled off the final nine runs including seven in the fifth and sixth innings to take the win.


Vieitez gave the Bears the lead for good with a two-run single in the fifth inning before adding a two-run double in the sixth frame as Lenoir-Rhyne finished with 15 hits on the day.


Sophomore shortstop Matthew De La Rosa (Austin, Texas) added three hits while senior Austen Gunnels (Hitchcock, Texas) improved to 2-1 on the year after earning the win on the mound.


Gunnels did now allow a run in over six innings of work in addition to five strikeouts as the Bears held the Tornado scoreless after the second inning.


For King, Justin Trent (Kingsport, Tenn.) hit a solo home run in the top of the second inning but Mitch Stophel (Bluff City, Tenn.) fell to 2-3 after suffering the loss.


Lenoir-Rhyne remains at home to host Winston-Salem State on Wednesday night at 6:00 p.m., at Bears Field while King hosts Limestone on Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m., in a Conference Carolinas game.



Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Golf Finishes Play At The Agnes McAmis Memorial



The Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Golf Team placed 13th overall at the rain-shortened Agnes McAmis Memorial which took place Tuesday at the Link Hills Country Club.


Lee won the tournament with a 303 (+15) on the par-72, 5,805-yard course while Lenoir-Rhyne carded a 350 (+62) after 18 holes of play. The tournament was played just one day because of rain on Monday.


Lenoir-Rhyne was led by sophomore Elizabeth Ewing (Greensboro, N.C.), who tied for 28th overall with an 81 (+9) while Wingate's Caitlin Starrs was the top individual with a one-under 71.


L-R next competes in the 2014 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Championship. The three-day tournament begins on Sunday at the Sevierville Golf Club in Sevierville, Tenn.


Agnes McAmis Memorial

April 7-8, 2014 - Final Results

Greeneville, Tenn.

Link Hills Country Club

Par: 72

Yards: 5,805


1. Lee 303 (+15)

2. Carson-Newman 304 (+16)

3. Wingate 314 (+26)

4. Converse 317 (+29)

5. King 322 (+34)

6. Tusculum 325 (+37)

7t. Anderson 327 (+39)

7t. North Greenville 327 (+39)

7t. Shorter 327 (+39)

10. Lincoln Memorial 329 (+41)

11. Catawba 340 (+52)

12. Mars Hill 344 (+56)

13. Lenoir-Rhyne 350 (+62)

14. Spartanburg Methodist CC 375 (+87)


Lenoir-Rhyne's Individuals

28t. Elizabeth Ewing 81 (+9)

31t. Evelyn Stein 82 (+10)

58t. Temple Cook 88 (+16)

79. Lauren Rhyne 99 (+27)

81. Brianna Williams 110 (+38)



Lenoir-Rhyne Men's Golf Finishes Fifth At The Tennessee River Rumble Intercollegiate



The Lenoir-Rhyne Men's Golf Team finished fifth overall at the Tennessee River Rumble Intercollegiate which concluded Tuesday at the Tennessee National Golf Club.


The Bears shot a 615 (+39) on the par-72, 7,163-yard course while North Greenville won the event with a 587 (+11).


The Crusaders' Tucker MacDonald was the top individual for the tournament, winning with an even-par 144.


Lenoir-Rhyne was led by junior David Donovan (Hampstead, N.C.) and freshman Blake Childers (Granite Falls, N.C.), who both tied for 14th overall with a 150 (+6).


Lenoir-Rhyne next competes in the 2014 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Championship beginning on Sunday in Sevierville, Tenn., at the Sevierville Golf Club.


Tennessee River Rumble Intercollegiate

April 7-8, 2014 - Final Results

Loudon, Tenn.

Tennessee National Golf Club

Par: 72

Yards: 7,163


1. North Greenville 587 (+11)

2. Walters State CC 590 (+14)

3. Lee 591 (+15)

4. Lincoln Memorial 609 (+33)

5. Lenoir-Rhyne 615 (+39)

6. Brevard 616 (+40)

7. Trevecca Nazarene 624 (+48)

8. Lincoln Memorial "Blue" 625 (+49)

9. Anderson 648 (+72)

10. Lincoln Memorial "Gray" 650 (+74)


Lenoir-Rhyne's Individuals

14t. David Donovan 150 (+6)

14t. Blake Childers 150 (+6)

28t. Drew Alford 156 (+12)

39t. John White 159 (+15)

57. Cort Fox 175 (+31)



Photo Courtesy: Ivan Vieitez, L-R Athletics