Ladies Lead Disappears in Final Frame; Fall 4-2 to UCA
Friday, March 25, 2011
SHREVEPORT-The Centenary softball team took the lead in the bottom of the sixth inning, but wasn't able to hang on as it fell 4-2 to Central Arkansas on Thursday evening in non-conference action.

The Ladies (2-17) stranded eight base runners in the final four innings to drop its fifth straight game.

Despite taking the loss, Centenary had several players with strong performances as sophomore Jenny King led the offense with a 3-for-3 effort, while driving in a run.

Junior Reggie Salvatore finished 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI on double to left center, while sophomore Bailey Boggs also had a multi-hit game, going 2-for-4.

Freshman Nicole Warren (1x4) and junior Kalyn Harris (1x4) each had a hit.

Freshman Lysni Unruh (4.0,7,3,3,1,1) took the loss in relief after tossing 4.0 innings. The righty allowed three runs on seven hits, while fanning one to fall to 0-4 on the season.

Senior Lauren Highsmith (3.0,3,1,1,0,1) got the start and threw the first 3.0 frames. She allowed one run on three hits.

UCA took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning after consecutive hits and an RBI-groundout.

Unruh came in and relieved Highsmith and held the Bears scoreless in her first 4.0 innings, helping Centenary gain the advantage in the bottom of the sixth. The Ladies scored two runs on two hits.

With one out, sophomore Kelsey Regan walked and was pinch ran for by freshman Brittany Lafitte. Salvatore's double would score Lafitte from first. King then would drive in Salvatore on a single down the right field line to go up 2-1.

Heading into the top of the seventh, Centenary had the upper hand, but UCA used its bench players to plate three runs on four hits for the win.

UCA's Kelsie Armstrong (7.0,9,2,2,1,9) struck out nine and allowed two runs on nine hits for the win.

The Ladies will return to action on Friday when they host Southern Utah in a double-header beginning at 4 pm. Live stats will be available on www.GoCentenary.com.