Ladies Exorcise the Demons
Thursday, April 30, 2009

SHREVEPORT – The Centenary softball team gave head coach Mark Montgomery an early birthday present with a doubleheader sweep of I-49 rival Northwestern State on Wednesday night. The Ladies took the first game 7-4 and the rain shortened nightcap 10-6.


Game one


Playing in her last game at Centenary, senior Allison McClain gave her team their first runs with a two-run shot to left field. It was the Diboll, Texas, native’s fourth career home run.


Centenary fell down 3-2 after the top of the fourth, but a five-run bottom half push the Ladies to a victory. In that inning, freshman Lindsey Smith singled in two runs, while classmate Katie Matthews and sophomore Bonnie Matak also drove in runs.


Game two


With the skies darkening Centenary opened with a quick 2-0 margin after junior Haley Bassett and Smith scored on errors. However, the lead wouldn’t hold for the Ladies as NSU would score three times in the third.


The Ladies though would answer back with a three spot of their own in the bottom half of the same inning. Centenary would put the game out of reach in the fourth with a homer by senior Emeral Doria and two-run double by Bassett.


Also going yard for the Ladies was junior Allison Sheperd, freshman Kalyn Harris and for the second time McClain.


Sophomore Jessica Bock got the win in both games, while freshman Hillary Phillips earned the save in the first game. Bock on the day struck out seven, allowed five earned runs and scattered 11 hits.


Centenary will return to action on Friday when it travels to North Dakota State for a 3 p.m. first pitch.