Ladies stumble at Millsaps
Thursday, April 19, 2012

JACKSON, Miss. – Keya Brandon’s three-hit effort in game one of Thursday’s doubleheader wasn’t enough for Centenary, falling to Millsaps on the road in a softball doubleheader, 7-1, 7-0.

The Ladies fall to 5-30 overall while the Millsaps evens its record at 18-18. The Ladies return to action and wrap up the season with four games at Mississippi College starting with a Friday doubleheader at 5 p.m. The series and season will end Saturday with a noon doubleheader.

The Ladies put a mark on the board first Thursday thanks to Cadie Hancock’s RBI double to left center, but Millsaps scored all seven runs in the next three innings, highlighted by a four-run third.

Hancock finished game one 2-for-3, accounting for two of the Ladies even hits. Brandon wrapped up the first leg 3-for-3. Jessica McDonald and Lauren Swift recorded a hit apiece.

Unruh (5-16) suffered the loss after 2 2/3 innings, giving up five runs, four earned on three hits. Control issues hurt the sophomore, walking five of the 15 batters she faced. Sierra Bailey tossed the final 3 1/3 frames, scattering six hits and gave up two runs, neither earned as the Ladies committed two fielding errors.

Emily Collins improved to 5-8 with the complete-game seven hitter. She gave up the lone run and fanned four.

Millsaps followed with another seven-run performance, but held Centenary to a four-hit shutout in the nightcap. Warren smacked two hits in three at-bats, while McDonald and Brandon accounted for the other two base knocks.

The Majors scored six runs in the first two innings, including four in the first, to take a big lead early, and tacked on the seventh in the fifth.

Unruh earned her second loss after tossing a complete game. She gave up three earned runs, seven total, and struck out three batters. Laurel Jones improved to 6-8 in the circle after tossing 3 1/3 frames. Molly Tyner and Katie Birdwell tossed the final 3 2/3 in relief.