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Centenary still searching for first win
Sunday, March 4, 2012

FARMERS BRANCH, TEXAS – Saturday proved to be another tough day for the Centenary softball squad, dropping two more games to Mary Hardin-Baylor, 14-3, and Southwestern, 11-3 at the American Southwest Conference First Pitch Tournament.

The Ladies fell to 0-6 and will look for that coveted first win Tuesday at ASC foe East Texas Baptist. Centenary opens its home slate March 8 against Millsaps.

Mary Hardin-Baylor (4-7) scored early and often, driving in six runs in the first two innings in the Ladies first game of the day, a run-ruled, six-inning contest. The Ladies were able to manage only three hits and Kalyn Harris accounted for the only RBI despite two more runs scored.

MHB held a 7-1 edge after four innings, but the Ladies chipped away, scoring two in the bottom of the fifth, but Mary Hardin-Baylor used a monstrous seven-run sixth to put the game out of reach.

Lindsey Sconce picked up the loss after throwing just 2/3 innings, giving up three runs on two hits. She walked two batters without recording a strikeout.

Lynsi Unruh gave up seven runs, five earned, on nine hits in 4 1/3 innings of work before Reggie Salvatore allowed four runs on three hits in the final inning.

Mary Hardin-Baylor’s Ariel Kemmerer tossed a complete-game three-hitter, fanning seven Ladies in process. She allowed three runs, none earned thanks to four defensive errors.

It was the same song, second verse in the nightcap against Southwestern, which scored all 11 runs in the first three innings.

Southwestern (6-7) jumped out with four in the first, five in the second and tacked on the final two in the third.

Centenary’s offense pounded out nine hits on two Southwestern pitchers, but errors allowed Southwestern’s offense extra opportunities.

Jessica McDonald and Kayln Harris topped the Ladies offense with two hits and an RBI apiece while Jenny King, 1-for-3, drove in one.

Sierra Bailey grabbed the loss in a 2 2/3 innings effort. She allowed 11 runs, nine earned, on 12 hits. Unruh gave up a single hit in the final 2 1/3 in the circle.