Ladies take two at Dallas
Ladies take two at Dallas
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 | by Nathan Yacovissi

IRVING, TEXAS – The Centenary softball team snapped its six game slide and swept the first two at the University of Dallas 2-1 in each game. The Ladies (6-30, 5-9 SCAC) surpassed their last two seasons’ wins total in the twinbill sweep.

UD (5-22, 0-9 SCAC) is still in search of its first conference win and snapped a four game winning streak after completing a sweep this past weekend.

Neither team had much offense in game combing for eight hits, with each team picking up four. Centenary got on the board first with Lindsey Sconce driving in Nicole Warren who reached leading off the inning on an error.

Erin Begle answered for the Crusaders leading off the bottom frame with a triple and eventually coming in on a Taylor Garcia infield RBI.

The score remained knotted until the top of the fourth, when Emma Viskozki singled to drive in Abbie Woods. Viskozki had three hits on the evening between both contests.

Lynsi Unruh (6-19) earned both wins going the distance in both games. In the early set of the doubleheader, the Houston, Texas, native had a season-high 10 strikeouts, and allowed a run on four hits.

Nicole Frazier (5-18) was saddled with a tough luck loss in this game. She also allowed four hits, but both runs were unearned.

Despite being outhit five to four in game two, the Ladies were able to find a way to get two runs across the board. Viskozki had a multi-hit game and scored the go-ahead run in the fifth inning off a Whitney Patterson double.

Three of the four hits came as doubles for the Maroon and White with Viskozki notching two, including that one-out knock in the fifth.

Defensive miscues helped Centenary again in the previous inning, as Lauren Swift reached and eventually scored on errors to break the scoreless game.

Garcia’s RBI triple in the bottom of the sixth put UD on the board and cut its deficit in half. Unruh escaped the inning with Nicole Frazier grounding out to end the threat.

It was another solid outing for Unruh, striking out six batters and allowing a run on five hits.

Frazier was again the hard luck losing pitcher, allowing four hits and two runs, this time one being earned. She fanned three hitters in both contests.

Centenary concludes the regular season tomorrow, hosting the University of Dallas in another rescheduled doubleheader that was rained out last week. The games are set at the Centenary Softball Complex and first pitch is at 5 p.m.