Ladies early-season struggles continue at ETBU
Wednesday, March 7, 2012

MARSHALL, TEXAS – Centenary’s early season struggles continue after dropping both games of the midweek doubleheader at American Southwest Conference foe East Texas Baptist, 4-1 and 10-2.

The Ladies (0-8, 0-7) had opportunities to garner their first win of the year in the first game, but a complete-game three-hitter by Kaylee Davis allowed the Tigers to hold on to the narrow three-run margin. Davis improved to 5-0 as she fanned five and the Tigers jumped to 7-3 after game two.

Lynsi Unruh dropped to 0-3 after allowing four runs on six hits in 4 1/3 innings of work. Lindsey Sconce tossed a perfect final 1 2/3 to close the game. ETBU took an early 1-0 lead on a leadoff home run by Kristin Westerfer, but Jenny King knocked Cadie Hancock to knot things at one apiece after the second.

ETBU used a big fifth, plating three runs and holding Centenary scoreless in the sixth and seventh to capture the 4-1 win heading into the nightcap.

The Tigers used early offense again, plating three in the first and one in the second for a 4-0 lead. The Ladies offense used a Hancock double and a fielding error to plate two runs, scraping their way back to 4-2, but ETBU answered with two more in the bottom half of the fourth to nudge the margin back to four, 6-2, before four more in the bottom of the sixth to finish the scoring.

Sierra Bailey dropped to 0-3 in the circle after 5 1/3, giving up eight runs on 12 hits. Sconce recorded the final out, but surrendered two runs on two hits.

The Ladies return to action Thursday, making their home debut against Millsaps with a doubleheader starting at 4:30 p.m. before beginning a five-game road trip.