Ladies Softball Manufactures Split against Hendrix
Sophomore Haley Miller picked up her first save of the season in game two. Her sacrifice fly also scored what proved to be the game winner.
Ladies Softball Manufactures Split against Hendrix
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Hendrix (16-12)
Centenary (14-17)
3/31/2016 | Shreveport, La. | Attendance: 67
Win: Emily Stockalper (9-6) 7.042013
Loss: Nichole Aldridge (7-11) 7.084304
Shelby Anderson (HC) 422101
Sydney Ozersky (HC) 312000
Anna Dunn (CENTSOFT) 302000

SHREVEPORT, La. – After losing a tough 4-2 decision in game one, the Ladies rallied for three runs without a hit in the first two innings of game two and held on for the 3-2 win between Centenary (15-17) and Hendrix (16-13) Thursday night, March 31.

Centenary finishes its regular season, non-conference slate 11-5, including 5-1 in Shreveport.

After Hendrix scored a run in the top of the first of game two, Centenary responded with one in the first and two in the second without even recording a hit. Senior Emily Sexton led off the game, stole second, was sacrificed to third and scored on a groundout.

In the second inning, freshmen Cassie Gonzales and Lauren Beadle led off with walks and advanced in to scoring position on a wild pitch. Classmate Kylie Bradley laid down a sacrifice that scored Gonzales to put the Ladies in the lead. Sophomore Haley Miller, who threw the final two innings her first save of the season, added a sacrifice fly to put the Maroon and White up 3-1.

Despite a solo home run by Hendrix’s Shelby Anderson to cut the lead to one, Centenary’s Beadle pitched out of two crucial jams to even her record at 2-2. The Warriors loaded the bases with one out in the third, but a shallow fly to Sexton in center and a groundout to third ended the visitor’s threat. In the fourth with the tying runs in scoring position with two outs, Beadle tallied a strikeout to keep the Ladies up by two.

Beadle allowed six hits and two runs in five innings of work. Morgan Maida (1-2) took the loss in game two for the Warriors, allowing three runs on no hits and four walks in an inning of work.

For Hendrix, Anderson hit her first of two solo home runs on the day to tie the score at two in the sixth of game one.

The Warriors scored a run in the top of the fourth of game one, but the Ladies answered with a pair in the bottom of the inning. Sexton reached on an error to lead off the frame and advanced to second when junior Lizzie Moran walked. Both runners moved up on a sacrifice, and freshman Wendy Gillet tied the game on a groundout. However, the first baseman threw home to try to get Sexton, but threw the ball away to allow Moran to score.

After the home run to tie the game in the sixth of game one, Hendrix plated a pair in the seventh for the win. An error and two singles loaded the bases with one out. Victoria Hughes singled to center to drive in the third run, and a sacrifice fly by Bryanna Carlisle put the Warriors up 4-2.

Freshman Nichole Aldridge (7-11) took the loss in game one for the Ladies, allowing eight hits and four runs (three earned) in the complete-game loss. Emily Stockapler (9-6) recorded the complete-game win for Hendrix, allowing four hits and two unearned runs.

Centenary returns to action this weekend when it celebrates senior day against Schreiner. The doubleheader begins at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 2. The Ladies play their final home games on Sunday, April 3, with a doubleheader beginning at noon.