Softball Falls in Season Finale, 4-1
Saturday, May 8, 2010
SHREVEPORT-After coming off an exciting Game 2 win on Saturday against IUPUI, the Centenary softball team was looking to wrap up its season with a victory, but the Ladies fell short, 4-1, to the Jaguars on Saturday in Summit League action.

The Ladies put up six hits, but weren't able to push any runs across despite having several opportunities in the late innings. Centenary finished the year, 10-34 overall and 4-19 in league play.

Junior Bonnie Matak led the offense with a 2x3 performance, driving in the lone run. Classmate Caitlin Cavarra (1x4), sophomore Kalyn Harris (1x3), senior Beth Krysiak (1x2) and freshman Callie Herrington (1x1, R) each had a hit.

Starter Sara Dornelas (3.0,7,2,2,1,3) suffered the loss after allowing two runs on seven hits in 3.0 innings of work with three strikeouts. The righty fell to 9-22 on the season.

Sophomore Reggie Salvatore (2.2,2,2,2,2,0) tossed 2.2 innings, giving up two runs on two hits, while junior Lauren Highsmith (1.1,1,0,0,2,1) pitched the final 1.1 frames, allowing just one hit with a strikeout.

IUPUI went up 2-0 in the third on two RBI-singles. The Ladies would respond in the latter half of the inning with a run of its own when Herrington reached bases on a single to left field. Matak' single to centerfield plated Herrington for Centenary's first run.

The Ladies' bats were silenced as they connected on just three hits over the final four frames, leaving bases loaded in the fifth inning.

IUPUI scored two more to go up 4-1 on a two-run home run by Laura Wilcox.

Centenary wasn't able to find a way in the end, falling in the final contest of the season.

Jaguar pitcher Samantha Bumbaugh (7.0,6,1,1,1,4) tossed a complete game, allowing one run on six hits in 7.0 innings with six strikeouts.

Wilcox led the IUPUI offense with a 3x4 effort and two-RBI.

Seniors Allison Shepperd and Beth Krysiak along with graduate student Courtney Avery were honored in pregame ceremonies for their contributions to the Centenary softball program.