Softball drops twinbill against No. 19 Texas Lutheran
Softball drops twinbill against No. 19 Texas Lutheran
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Texas Lutheran (30-4, 20-0 SCAC)
Centenary (7-23, 4-17 SCAC)
4/18/2015 | Bossier City, La. | Attendance: 127
Texas Lutheran1000012490
Win: Taylor Grissom (15-0) 7.073315
Loss: Haley Miller (4-5) 7.094221
Ashley Jacobsen (TLU) 302000
Jennifer Gallagher (TLU) 302110
Hope Estes (TLU) 402100
Taylor Yancey (TLU) 402000
Morgan Daigle (CENT) 413000

BOSSIER CITY, La. – The Centenary softball team dropped a doubleheader on Saturday evening against No. 19 Texas Lutheran University. The Ladies (7-24, 4-18 SCAC) nearly upset the nationally-ranked Bulldogs in the opener before falling 4-3 and were defeated 19-5 in the nightcap.

The Maroon and White traded blow for blow in the opener through the first six innings, but a pair of runs in the top of seventh proved the difference in the contest as Hope Estes and Brayden Pinkcard delivered RBI hits in the frame.

Centenary attempted a rally in the bottom of the inning as Michelle Tasin led-off with a solo homerun, the second of the game of the Ladies. Haley Miller and Morgan Daigle provided two-out, singles in the frame, but were left stranded. Daigle finished the game going 3-for-4 at the dish.

After TLU jumped on the board in the first, Centenary answered with a run of its own as Anna Dunn delivered a two-out homerun to knot the contest. The score remained deadlocked until the sixth, when the Bulldogs’ Alex Yarbrough scored a Centenary miscue, but again the Ladies responded in the bottom of the inning as Daigle scored on a fielder’s choice to force a 2-all tie.

In the night cap, the Black and Gold scored in all five innings en route to the doubleheader sweep. The Bulldogs plated all of its runs on 19 hits and capitalized on two Centenary errors to claim the 14-run win.

The Ladies added runs in the latter half of the five-inning affair with the biggest blow coming in the fourth as Brittinie Mathis doubled to right center to score Lizzie Moran, Lizzie LaFisca and Melanie Wilson.

Anna Dunn led the Ladies at the plate with two of the four hits in the effort.

Miller (4-6) took the loss in the circle in both affairs for the Maroon and White. The freshman tossed 8.2 combined innings with eight runs – five earned – on 15 hits with three walks and two strikeouts.

Centenary and Texas Lutheran conclude the weekend series with a doubleheader scheduled for 1 p.m. at Centenary on Sunday.