Ladies Use Hitting and Pitching in Win
Tuesday, March 3, 2009

SHREVEPORT – Freshman Lindsey Smith hit two home runs and drove in three runs, while sophomore Jessica Bock pitched a complete game to help the Centenary softball team grab a 10-2 win over Grambling State on Tuesday evening.


Junior Haley Bassett got the Ladies on the board first with an RBI single up the middle, but GSU (2-11) would answer back two runs in the second. However, Centenary came back stronger in its half of the second with four runs coming across to score.


Sophomore Bonnie Matak drove home two of the runs in the second with a triple to center. The Ladies (12-6) though weren’t done with their offense, as Smith hit her first of two blasts in the third.


Smith was back at it again in the fourth, as she hit a no-doubter over the right field scoreboard to put the icing on the cake. For Smith it was her team-leading eighth long ball of the year, which also leads The Summit League and is five from breaking the single season school record.  


In the circle, Bock scattered five hits, allowed two runs, walked three and struck out eight to pick-up her sixth win of the year. For Grambling, Brandi Payne went 3.2 innings gave up 10 runs on 10 hits, but struck out two.  


Centenary will be back in action on Wednesday at 5 p.m. against nationally recognized Baylor. The game will be heard on www.GoCentenary.com starting five minutes prior to first pitch.