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Ladies Drop Two at UMKC
Saturday, April 24, 2010
KANSAS CITY, Mo.-The Centenary softball team wasn't able to snap its nine-game losing streak as it fell in both games of the double-header on Friday afternoon at UMKC. The Ladies fell 2-1 in Game 1 and 5-1 in Game 2 to the Kangaroos.

The Ladies are still searching for their 10th win of the season, falling to 9-30 overall and 3-14 in Summit League play.

Game 1: UMKC 2, Centenary 1

Centenary couldn't hang onto its early 1-0 lead in Game 1, committing late errors to allow UMKC to take a late advantage.

Junior Sara Dornelas (5.0,7,2,1,4,4) suffered the loss in Game 1, pitching 5.0 innings, while allowing one earned run on seven hits with four strikeouts. Classmate Lauren Highsmith (1.0,0,0,0,0,1) struck out one, surrendering no hits in the final inning.

Freshman Kelsey Regan led the Ladies offensively with a 2x3 performance, while sophomore Kalyn Harris drove in the only run with a 1x3 effort.

Also picking up hits in the first game were junior Bonnie Matak (1x2) and sophomore Katie Matthews (1x3, R).

Centenary broke open with a run in the second when Matthews led off the frame with a single, advancing to third on a UMKC error. Harris would then drive her in with a single up the middle for a 1-0 lead.

The Ladies maintained an advantage until the Kangaroos tied the game in the bottom of the fifth on two hits and a Ladies error. They would then take over the lead with another run in the sixth on one hit and second Centenary infield miscue.

Kangaroos' Anna Sokolik (7.0,6,1,0,0,3) picked up the win, tossing 7.0 complete innings, allowing no earned runs on six hits.

Kaelene Curr led UMKC with a 2x4 effort.

Game 2: UMKC 5, Centenary 1

Centenary struggled to gain momentum in Game 2 as it scattered five hits over seven innings of play and were fanned 10 times in the contest.

Matak led the Ladies with a solo home run, while junior Caitlin Cavarra (1x3), Matthews (1x3), Regan (1x3), and senior Beth Krysiak (1x2) each had a knock.

Sophomore Reggie Salvatore (3.0,3,2,2,3,1) got the start, but tossed 3.0 innings of work for the loss. The righty allowed two runs on three hits.

Dornelas (1.2,4,3,3,0,0) pitched 1.2 innings in relief and gave up three runs on four hits, while Highsmith (1.1,0,0,0,1,2) threw the final 1.1 innings with two strikeouts.

UMKC opened with a 2-0 lead after the second inning as they strung together three hits including a two-run home run by Chelsea Hart.

Centenary would bring the score within one in the fourth after Matak opened the frame with a solo shot to right field.

However, the Kangaroos continued to stay consistent with a three-run fifth on four hits to go ahead 5-1, which later proved to be enough as the Ladies were held to just one hit in the final two frames.

UMKC's Deanna Fries (7.0,5,1,1,0,10) struck out 10 and tossed all 7.0 innings, allowing just one run on five hits for the win.

Megan Vicino and Hart each drove in two runs for the Kangaroos.

Centenary and UMKC will meet for the final game of the series on Saturday at Noon CT. 

KANSAS CITY, Mo.-The Centenary softball team wasn't able to snap its nine-game losing streak as it fell in both games of the double-header on Friday afternoon at UMKC. The Ladies fell 2-1 in Game 1 and 5-1 in Game 2 to the Kangaroos.

The Ladies are still searching for their 10th win of the season, falling to 9-30 overall and 3-14 in Summit League play.

Game 1: UMKC 2, Centenary 1

Centenary couldn't hang onto its early 1-0 lead in Game 1, committing late errors to allow UMKC to take a late advantage.

Junior Sara Dornelas (5.0,7,2,1,4,4) suffered the loss in Game 1, pitching 5.0 innings, while allowing one earned run on seven hits with four strikeouts. Classmate Lauren Highsmith (1.0,0,0,0,0,1) struck out one, surrendering no hits in the final inning.

Freshman Kelsey Regan led the Ladies offensively with a 2x3 performance, while sophomore Kalyn Harris drove in the only run with a 1x3 effort.

Also picking up hits in the first game were junior Bonnie Matak (1x2) and sophomore Katie Matthews (1x3, R).

Centenary broke open with a run in the second when Matthews led off the frame with a single, advancing to third on a UMKC error. Harris would then drive her in with a single up the middle for a 1-0 lead.

The Ladies maintained an advantage until the Kangaroos tied the game in the bottom of the fifth on two hits and a Ladies error. They would then take over the lead with another run in the sixth on one hit and second Centenary infield miscue.

Kangaroos' Anna Sokolik (7.0,6,1,0,0,3) picked up the win, tossing 7.0 complete innings, allowing no earned runs on six hits.

Kaelene Curr led UMKC with a 2x4 effort.

Game 2: UMKC 5, Centenary 1

Centenary struggled to gain momentum in Game 2 as it scattered five hits over seven innings of play and were fanned 10 times in the contest.

Matak led the Ladies with a solo home run, while junior Caitlin Cavarra (1x3), Matthews (1x3), Regan (1x3), and senior Beth Krysiak (1x2) each had a knock.

Sophomore Reggie Salvatore (3.0,3,2,2,3,1) got the start, but tossed 3.0 innings of work for the loss. The righty allowed two runs on three hits.

Dornelas (1.2,4,3,3,0,0) pitched 1.2 innings in relief and gave up three runs on four hits, while Highsmith (1.1,0,0,0,1,2) threw the final 1.1 innings with two strikeouts.

UMKC opened with a 2-0 lead after the second inning as they strung together three hits including a two-run home run by Chelsea Hart.

Centenary would bring the score within one in the fourth after Matak opened the frame with a solo shot to right field.

However, the Kangaroos continued to stay consistent with a three-run fifth on four hits to go ahead 5-1, which later proved to be enough as the Ladies were held to just one hit in the final two frames.

UMKC's Deanna Fries (7.0,5,1,1,0,10) struck out 10 and tossed all 7.0 innings, allowing just one run on five hits for the win.

Megan Vicino and Hart each drove in two runs for the Kangaroos.

Centenary and UMKC will meet for the final game of the series on Saturday at Noon CT.