Ladies Handle BPCC in Final Exhibition
Monday, February 4, 2008

BOSSIER CITY, La.—The Centenary softball team had its final tune-up of the preseason on Saturday against Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC). The Ladies put on an exhibition in outscoring the Cavaliers 30-6 and look to carry over the offensive punch into Friday’s season-opener.


Freshman Caitlin Cavarra continues to show why she could be a prototypical lead-off batter for Centenary this year as she went 6-for-10 with a homerun, four runs scored and three RBI on the day. Sophomore Allison Shepperd also went 6-for-10 at the plate with three runs, three RBI and double.


Senior Amy Wiedeman and sophomore Brittany Williams hit a sizzling .500 on the afternoon, both going 5-for-10 with a run and three RBI. Williams added a pair of doubles.


Junior Emerald Doria had two doubles on three hits and four runs while freshman Bonnie Matak scored a team-high five runs in the scrimmage.


In the circle, all three Centenary pitchers saw action. Sophomores Ryan Thacker and Stacy Whitmer both looked solid in their final practice outing. Thacker allowed only two runs on two hits and seven strikeouts and Whitmer gave up three runs on eight hits, striking out five.


Freshman redshirt Lauren Highsmith was also very effective, surrendering just one run on three hits. She struck out five BPCC hitters.


The Ladies open their regular season on Friday in the Texarkana Tournament with a doubleheader against Oklahoma State at 4:30 p.m. Centenary will also take on Alabama-Birmingham on Saturday and Arkansas on Sunday.