Softball drops series to Pirates
Softball drops series to Pirates
Sunday, March 24, 2013 | by Nathan Yacovissi
Southwestern (16-8, 1-1 SCAC)
Centenary (2-20, 1-1 SCAC)
3/23/2013 | Shreveport, La | Attendance: 0
Win: Kayla Irvin (2-1) 5.021185
Loss: Lindsey Sconce (0-9) 4.0171918102
Karen Ramirez (SUSB) 444220
Lindsey Sconce (CC) 311000
Jessica McDonald (CC) 301000

SHREVEPORT, La – The Centenary softball team fell in the final three games Sunday afternoon against Southwestern 25-1, 12-1, and 9-6. The Ladies (2-22, 1-3 SCAC) dropped their first series to SU in conference play. The Pirates (18-8, 3-1 SCAC) took three in a row after their nine game streak was snapped Saturday.

Sunday’s action began with game two resuming in the second inning with the Ladies already trailing 11-0. Kayla Irvin led in RBI with seven. Stacy Rosengren and Michele Ramos tallied two of eight homeruns that would come throughout the windy afternoon.

Lauren Swift had a great series, and highlighted it with two, three-run homers to drive in all six runs in the final contest. Both long balls bring Swift to a tie with Cadie Hancock in the homerun lead with four.

The Maroon and White had nine hits in the game with Swift, Nicole Warren, Whitney Patterson, Swift, and Erin Crites all collecting multi-hits.

A seven-run, third inning doomed the Ladies with SU scoring three unearned runs. The large inning pushed the advantage to nine for the Black and Gold.

Swift’s first homer of the day got the Ladies on the board in the bottom half of the inning. An inning later she knocked her second one in nearly the same spot to bring the deficit to 9-6.

Lynsi Unruh (2-13) tossed 7.0 innings and allowed six earned runs on 11 hits in the loss. She did fan seven Pirate hitters.

Kayla Irvin (4-1) picked up one of her three wins on the day, pitching 3.2 innings and allowing six runs on eight hits in this game.

The Pirates took advantage of the long ball most of today hitting six. Tessa Galloway hit the lone one in the final game, but was her second on the day came in the 12-1 victory. Stacy Rosengren had the other two and led the team with four RBI.

Jessica McDonald’s and Lindsey Sconce’s back-to-back doubles in the second inning accounted for the lone run and two of three hits in that game for the Maroon and White.

Centenary travels next week to face University of Dallas in conference play Friday, Mar. 29-30 with the first game starting at 3 p.m.