Ladies Surrender Six in Opening Frame for 7-0 Loss at No. 18 ULL
Thursday, April 14, 2011
LAFAYETTE, La.-Despite allowing six runs in the opening frame, the Centenary softball team held its own against No. 18 in-state powerhouse UL-Lafayette on Wednesday evening in non-conference action.

The Ladies (4-26) connected on only two hits in the contest, but had an impressive pitching performance by freshman Lynsi Unruh, who held the strong-hitting Ragin' Cajuns to one run on four hits in 6.0 innings of work.

Senior Bonnie Matak and junior Reggie Salvatore picked up the Ladies' only two hits. Matak's single came in the first inning, while Salvatore's single was notched in the fourth.

Louisiana took advantage of one error and tallied three hits as six different players picked up an RBI. The Ragin' Cajuns would plate one final run in the bottom of the sixth on two singles.

Senior starter Lauren Highsmith (0.0,3,6,6,2,0) took the loss on the mound after exiting the game without recording an out. The righty allowed six runs on three hits and two walks. Highsmith fell to 2-19 on the year.

Unruh (6.0,4,1,1,6,2) pitched 6.0 complete innings, giving up one run on four hits and six walks with two strikeouts.

Centenary will return to the Centenary Softball Complex this weekend when it hosts IPFW on Friday and Saturday in Summit League play. First pitch on Friday is set for 4 pm, followed by another game at 6 pm. The series will conclude on Saturday at Noon.