Maryland Downs Ladies 3-0 on Saturday
Saturday, February 28, 2009

DELAND, Fla.—The Ladies stranded 13 base runners in a 3-0 loss to Maryland on Saturday of the Stetson Hatter Classic.

Centenary (10-6) struggled to produce hits in needed situations, dropping its third contest of the weekend, twice now to the Terrapins.

It was a 0-0 ball game heading into the top of the second inning, when Maryland jumped on board first on three hits, scoring one run. The Ladies had a scoring opportunity in the latter half of the inning, when two Centenary runners reached base on consecutive walks, though a strike out ended the inning.

The Ladies had several other chances to score runs, both in the third and fourth frames, when Caitlin Cavarra and Allison McClain each led off their respected innings with walks. In those innings, Centenary put up only two hits and each inning ended in a ground out for Centenary, allowing Maryland to escape two bases loaded jams.

A 1-0 Terp advantage through five complete innings kept the Ladies within reach until Maryland put up two more runs in the top of the sixth inning on three walks and a hit batsman, extending its lead to 3-0.

Haley Bassett led off the bottom of the seventh with an infield single, but Centenary couldn’t capitalize in the final inning of the game, stranding one in its last chance of the afternoon.

Bassett led the Ladies in a 2-for-3 performance, with a double and a walk. Cavarra was 1-for-2 with two walks. Bonnie Matak and Allison Shepperd each had a hit. Centenary was held to just five hits on the game, while the Terrapins connected on 10.

Centenary pitcher Jessica Bock (5-4) suffered the loss, throwing 5.2 innings, giving up three runs on eight hits. Hillary Phillips came in relief giving up two hits in 1.1 innings of work.