Softball Opens up SCAC Play with Extra-Inning Split
Sophomore Michelle Tasin has a hit in all 12 games to begin the season for the Ladies.
Softball Opens up SCAC Play with Extra-Inning Split
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Dallas (4-5, 0-1 SCAC)
Centenary (7-4, 1-0 SCAC)
3/5/2016 | Shreveport, La. | Attendance: 117
Win: Nichole Aldridge (5-2) 3.000032
Loss: Katie Lee (3-3) 7.2156201
Avery Finch (UDSB16) 401000
Melanie Savala (UDSB16) 301110
Lyda Tesauro (UDSB16) 311010
Katie Antigua (UDSB16) 211221
Erin Begle (UDSB16) 411000
Stephanie Cervantes (UDSB16) 311010
Allison Kotlar (UDSB16) 411000
Michelle Tasin (CENTSOFT) 504300

SHREVEPORT, La. – The Ladies put a big rally to win game one, but could not complete the comeback in game two as Centenary (7-5, 1-1 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference) opened up conference play with a doubleheader split against Dallas (5-5, 1-1 SCAC) Saturday afternoon.

The Maroon and White trailed 5-1 in game one, but scored four to send the game to extras. With one out in the bottom of the eighth, senior Emily Sexton hit an infield single, stole second, and advanced to third on a throwing error. Dallas forced an infield groundout, but sophomore Michelle Tasin singled to left field to score Sexton.

Tasin went 4-for-5 in game one with three RBI’s. Combined with a hit in game two, Tasin has a base knock in every game so far in 2016 for the Ladies.

Centenary allowed four runs in the fourth, including a two-run home run to Katie Antigua, but a costly error allowed the Ladies to pull within one. With one down, sophomore Raney Mixon reached when pitcher Katie Lee could not handle a comebacker to the circle. Freshman Margeaux Smith singled and Sexton added a bunt single to load the bases. Freshman Kelcie Bourgeois added a pinch-hit, RBI, infield single that moved everyone up a base. Tasin drove in a pair with a single to centerfield to cut the deficit to one after four innings.

In the fifth with runners on the corner, a double steal allowed sophomore Anna Dunn to score to tie the game. Both teams had runners on base in the last two innings, but could not score.

Freshman Nichole Aldridge (5-2) picked up the win, allowing three walks but struck out two in the final three innings. Lee (4-3), who picked the win in relief in game two, took the loss in game one by allowing 15 hits and six runs (two earned) in 7.2 innings of work.

Melanie Savala added an RBI single to tie the game at one in the third, while Samantha Laberge added a sacrifice fly for Dallas. No one for the Lady Crusaders had more than one hit as Antigua added a two-run home run in the fourth off of Centenary starter Haley Miller.

Miller allowed six hits and four runs in three innings of work in the circle with a no decision for the Ladies.

In game two, the Ladies plated a run in the fourth thanks to an unearned run. A one-out single by Tasin, a groundout, and a wild pitch put her on third. The Dallas third baseman mishandled a ground ball to allow Tasin to score. The Lady Crusaders took a 2-1 lead thanks to a home run off of Aldridge by Erin Begle.

Centenary tied the game in the sixth. With a runner on second with two outs, freshman Kylie Bradley knocked a pinch-hit single to know the game at two.

Dallas scored the winning run on a wild pitch in the eighth. Avery Finch and Savala each had a pair of hits to lead the Lady Crusaders, while Begle had three hits, two RBI’s and scored a pair of runs.

Bourgeois (0-1) took the loss in relief for Centenary in game two, allowing one run on three hits in 2.1 innings of work.

Centenary and Dallas wrap up the series tomorrow with a doubleheader beginning at noon.