Ladies Challenge La Tech, but Fall 4-1
Thursday, April 1, 2010
SHREVEPORT-Looking to snap its eight game skid, the Centenary softball team challenged Louisiana Tech on Wednesday night in non-conference action, but fell to the Lady Techsters, 4-1.

The Ladies (8-19) put up five hits on the evening, led by freshman Kelsey Regan with a 2x3 performance. Classmate Callie Herrington finished 1x4, while driving in Centenary's only run on a single to left field.

Also picking up hits on the game were junior Sara Dornelas (1x4) and senior Allison Shepperd (1x2, 2 BB).

Dornelas (4.0,3,1,1,1,2) got the start, but suffered the loss, falling to 7-13 on the season. The righty tossed the first 4.0 innings, allowing just one run on three hits with two strikeouts.

It remained a scoreless game until Louisiana Tech would strike first in the top of the third on a solo shot by Kylie Bassett. Centenary would then go down with three strikeouts in the latter half of the inning.

A 1-0 game was evident until the Lady Techsters used a solid sixth inning to plate three runs for a 4-0 advantage. Centenary would respond with one of its own in the home half when Dornelas and Regan had consecutive singles to lead off the inning. A walk by freshman Rachel Conard allowed Herrington to drive in sophomore Reggie Salvatore who pinch ran for Dornelas, making it a 4-1 game.

Centenary went down in order in the seventh to drop its ninth straight game.

Also seeing action on the mound for the Ladies was junior Courtney Avery (1.0,1,0,0,2,0), Salvatore (1.0,3,3,2,1,0), and junior Lauren Highsmith (1.0,1,0,0,0,2) each tossing 1.0 inning apiece.

Meghan Krieg (7.0,5,1,1,6,9) picked up the win for Louisiana Tech, tossing 7.0 complete innings, allowing one run on five hits with nine strikeouts. The Lady Techsters out hit the Ladies, 8-5, on the contest.

Centenary will return to action as it travels to face Summit League foe, Southern Utah on Friday and Saturday in Cedar City, Utah.