Ladies Split Conference Opener
Saturday, March 14, 2009

SHREVEPORT – The Centenary softball team used hitting and pitching to dominate game one by winning 8-0, but in the night cap IPFW used a four-run third inning to scoot past the Ladies  5-1.


Game One


Sophomore Jessica Bock threw Centenary’s (17-9, 1-1) second no-hitter of the season, as she went five innings and struck out three. The only blemish for the Ladies was an error, but Bock still faced the minimum to get her 10th win of the year.


Offensively, freshman Katie Matthews had a perfect 3-for-3 day at the plate to go along with one RBI. Classmate Lindsey Smith also picked-up two hits, while sophomore Bonnie Matak drove in a two runs.


Game Two


Sophomore Caitlin Cavarra led the game off with a home run, but IPFW (5-7, 1-1) struck four times in the third inning and never looked back. Mastodon pitcher Rachel Staschuk, meanwhile, allowed eight hits, but seven of them were just singles.


Starting in the circle for the Ladies was freshman Hillary Phillips, who went two plus innings, scattered two hits, walked two, allowed three runs and fanned two. Bock came in relief to pitch five innings and gave up two runs on four hits.


Centenary’s next action will be on Wednesday for a single game against Tulsa beginning at 5:30 p.m. The game against the Golden Hurricane will be broadcast on www.GoCentenary.com starting at 5:25 p.m.