Ladies look for upset at No. 19 ETBU
Monday, March 5, 2012

MARSHALL, TEXAS – After a rough 0-4 showing the American Southwest Conference First Pitch Tournament last weekend, the Centenary softball team will travel to ASC foe No. 19 East Texas Baptist for a Tuesday doubleheader starting at 5 p.m.

The Ladies (0-6) are still searching for their first win of the season and anticipate making their home debut Thursday at 4:30 against Millsaps at the Centenary Softball Complex. The No. 19-ranked Tigers enter the contest 5-3.

Kalyn Harris and Jessica McDonald top the Centenary offense as the only two sluggers over the .400 batting plateau. Harris (.444) has eight hits in 18 at bats in the first six games, with a home run and a team-high five RBIs.

Her .667 slugging percentage also peaks team charts while McDonald’s .412 average is second only to Harris. McDonald has compiled seven hits in 17 at bats.

Allison Burton tops ETBU’s offense with a .500 average, knocking five hits in 10 at bats and is slugging .700 with four RBIs.

ETBU is making its home debut, boasting a 3-1 record at neutral sites and a 2-2 mark on the road. Kaylee Davis’ 1.29 earned run average and 4-0 mark in the circle have catapulted ETBU’s early season success. Davis has given up just four runs with 22 strikeouts in 28 innings pitched while her opponents bat just .210.