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Ladies fall at ranked conference foe
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

PINEVILLE, La. – Sierra Bailey tossed a complete game against a ranked opponent Tuesday night, giving up only four runs, but it wasn’t enough for Centenary to garner its first softball win as No. 20 Louisiana College swept the American Southwest Conference doubleheader 10-1, 4-0.

Bailey (0-4) and the Ladies (0-10)  battle LSU-A tomorrow Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m.

Bailey tossed all six innings while three Lady Wildcat pitchers shut down the Ladies offense to just two hits. Bailey allowed only three earned runs, four total, thanks to two Centenary errors, and scattered nine hits with no walks.

Reggie Salvatore (1-for-3) and Kalyn Harris (1-for-2) registered the only hits in the nightcap. Cadie Hancock contributed with a 2-for-2 showing.

LC used a three-run third inning to put the game out of reach before adding one more in the fourth.

In the debut, LC jumped on top early with a single run in the opening frame, but Leah Dark drove Lauren Swift to tie the game at one. LC tacked on three more in the third and fourth innings before exploding with five in the bottom of the sixth to complete the run-ruled contest.

Lynsi Unruh (0-4) tossed 5 1/3 innings to receive the loss, giving up 10 runs, on seven earned.

After wrapping up play at LSU-A, the Ladies will make their home debut Thursday against Millsaps for a doubleheader starting at 2 p.m.  This will begin a long home stretch for the Ladies, as 18 of their next 22 games are scheduled to be played at the Centenary Softball Complex.