Night Cap Ends Toughly for Ladies
Saturday, February 14, 2009

MONROE, La. – A strong hitting performance by junior Allison Shepperd and Katie Matthews helped score four runs, but in the end it wasn’t enough for the Centenary softball team, as the Ladies fell 5-4 in eight innings to Southeast Missouri.


Centenary fell down quickly 1-0, but Matthews hit a moon shot to left to tie the game at one. In the fifth, the Ladies exploded for three runs, as Shepperd, Kalyn Harris and Haley Bassett all drove in runs.


In the bottom half of the fifth, two straight walks helped lead to a three-run inning for SEMO. In that frame, the Redhawks got one hit, but reached on two walks, two wild pitches and an error.


The final SEMO run was scored with one out in the eighth off of the bat of Jennifer Vasquez, who singled up the middle.


For Centenary, Shepperd was 3-for-4, while Matthews was 2-for-4 and the duo also combined for two RBIs. The Redhawks, meanwhile, were led by Carmen Fowler, who collected two hits and an RBI.


The Ladies will be back out on the field at 10 a.m. against SEMO and then close the Mardi Gras Tournament with host Louisiana-Monroe at 5:30 p.m.