Softball Silenced by Grambling
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
GRAMBLING, La.-After a tough opening weekend on the road, the Centenary softball team was in search of its first win of the season when it met Grambling on Tuesday afternoon, however, the Lady Tigers secured a 6-0 shutout victory over the Ladies in non-conference action.

The Ladies (0-5) tied Grambling (5-2) in hits with six on the afternoon, but an inconsistent effort at the plate left eight runners stranded. Centenary also wasn't able to secure a sharp defensive effort, committing two errors.

Freshmen Nicole Warren (2x4) and Chandelle Scott (2x3) each collected two hits to lead Centenary offensively, while junior Reggie Salvatore (1x3) and senior Bonnie Matak (1x3) each tallied one knock.

Senior Lauren Highsmith (0-4) (6.0,6,6,5,5,6) tossed all 6.0 innings, but would suffer her fourth loss of the season as Grambling connected on six runs on six hits, despite striking out six times by the righty.

Grambling picked up a run in the bottom of the first after an error and walk and continued to build on its lead with a sharp third frame with four runs on a three-run triple.

Centenary stranded two runners in both the fourth and fifth frames, never able to manufacture a late-game run, while Grambling posted its sixth run in the latter half of the fifth to seal the win.

The Ladies look to capture its first win of the year when it travels to UTA's tournament this weekend. Centenary opens with an 11 am contest against Creighton followed by a 3 pm game against host-UTA.