Ladies Swept in Double-Header by North Texas
Saturday, March 6, 2010
SHREVEPORT-The Centenary softball team dropped both contests in its Friday night double-header against North Texas, falling 5-0 in Game 1 and 5-2 in Game 2.

The Ladies (4-9) struggled to find a consistent offensive rhythm, putting up eight scattered hits over two games.

Game 1: North Texas 5, Centenary 0

Senior Haley Bassett led the way at the plate for the Ladies with a 2x3 effort, while junior Sara Dornelas (1x3) and freshman Kelsey Regan (1x3) each had a hit.

Junior righty Courtney Avery (1.0,3,2,2,1,2) suffered the loss after tossing the first inning, allowing two earned runs on three hits, while striking out two.

North Texas went up 2-0 after two frames with three of its 11 hits. After a double, North Texas' Amber Miller belted a two-run home run to go up 4-0 in the fourth.

The Mean Green was able to secure the win on a double and an RBI-single in the seventh.

Also seeing action for the Ladies on the mound was Dornelas (4.0,6,2,2,0,2) with 4.0 innings of work, allowing two runs on six hits. Classmate Lauren Highsmith (1.0,0,0,0,0,1) pitched 1.0 inning of shut out ball, while sophomore Regina Salvatore (1.0,2,1,1,0,0) tossed the final frame, allowing one run on two hits.

Game 2: North Texas 5, Centenary 2

Sophomores Katie Matthews (1x2), Kalyn Harris (1x3, R), Dornelas (1x3) and junior Caitlin Cavarra (1x3) each had a hit for Centenary, while senior Allison Shepperd plated a run.

Suffering the loss was Dornelas (5.0,6,3,1,3,3) after throwing 5.0 complete innings with one earned run on six hits, while fanning and walking three.

North Texas took the lead in the top of the third when Mariza Martinez connects on a solo home run. Centenary would tie the game in the bottom of the fourth when Shepperd reached on an error and later came around to score on a wild pitch by North Texas.

The Mean Green would plate two more runs in the fifth after the Ladies committed an error and gave up three hits. Centenary would trim the lead to one (3-2) in the sixth when Harris and Dornelas each picked up a hit and took advantage of a visiting error.

However, North Texas would go on to plate two more runs for a 5-2 lead in the seventh on a lead off home run followed by two more knocks.

Centenary would be retired in order to wrap up the double-header.

Highsmith (2.0,3,2,2,2,1) would pitch 2.0 innings in relief, allowing two runs on three hits.

The Ladies will return to action when it hosts Northwestern State at 6:00 pm on Wednesday.