Ladies Hushed by SDSU; Remain Scoreless in Games 1 and 2
Saturday, March 19, 2011
SHREVEPORT-The Centenary softball team could not find a way to plate runs as the Ladies were shut out in two games by the Jackrabbits of conference opponent South Dakota State, falling 2-0 and 7-0 in the first two games of a three game home series.

Centenary (2-14, 1-4 Summit) found its way on base; however the Ladies left 16 stranded throughout the two games, scoring no runs.

Game 1: SDSU 2, Centenary 0

The Ladies tallied seven hits in Game 1, coming off the bats of juniors Leah Dark (2x3) and Reggie Salvatore (1x2), sophomore Kelsey Regan (1x2), senior Bonne Matak (1x4), and freshman Nicole Warren (1x4).

Centenary's best chance at plating a run came in the bottom of the fourth inning when Salvatore singled to short stop followed by Dark's single to center field and sophomore Jenny King's single down the left field line.

A third strike swinging would leave three left on base in the inning, scoring no runs.

Senior Lauren Highsmith (7.0, 8, 2, 2, 2, 2,) suffered the loss, falling to 2-9 on the season. The starter allowed two runs on eight hits and two walks in Game 1, while striking out two.

Game 2: SDSU 7, Centenary 0

Centenary struggled on the mound and offensively in Game 2, recording just five hits to the Jackrabbit's 12.

Juniors Kalyn Harris (1x3) and Phyllis Hafer (1x2) along with sophomore Bailey Boggs (1x2) each recorded one hit as well as teammates Matak (1x2) and Salvatore.

Highsmith (2.1, 5, 6, 3, 3, 0) struggled after Game 1, allowing six runs on five hits, while walking three and striking out none. Highsmith dropped to 2-10.

Freshman Lynsi Unruh (4.2, 7, 1, 1, 2, 1) stepped in as relief, however could not keep the Jackrabbits off the ball, allowing seven hits and walking two. The freshman allowed just one run however while striking out one as well.

The Jackrabbits started off well, scoring two runs in the first inning, one in the second, three in the third, and one in the fourth while remaining scoreless throughout the remainder of the game.

The Ladies will be back in action tomorrow, as they are geared up to take on the Jackrabbits in Game 3 of the series, beginning at Noon.