Ladies Split Doubleheader with In-State Rival Louisiana College
Freshman Hallie Smith drove in the go-ahead runs in the first game with a double (photo by Hailey Lawson).
Ladies Split Doubleheader with In-State Rival Louisiana College
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Louisiana College (2-1)
Centenary (LA) (1-4)
2/7/2017 | Shreveport, La. | Attendance: 107
Louisiana College1010000241
Centenary (LA)100300X442
Win: Nichole Aldridge (1-2) 7.042034
Loss: Savannah Settle (1-1) 6.044114
Shelby Bergeron (LCSB) 211010
Kourtney Herrera (LCSB) 201010
Morgan Dennis (LCSB) 311000
Shea Smith (LCSB) 101000
Wendy Gillet (CENTSB) 301000
Anna Dunn (CENTSB) 311000
Michelle Tasin (CENTSB) 101100
Hallie Smith (CENTSB) 201200

SHREVEPORT, La. – The Ladies softball team picked up their first win of the season, 4-2, in game one of the doubleheader, but five errors led to four unearned runs by the Wildcats in a 5-1 loss in game two between Centenary (1-5) and Louisiana College (3-1) Tuesday night, February 7.

With the Maroon and White down 2-1 in the fourth, they scored three runs to take the lead. A hit by pitch, single, and a dropped liner to third loaded the bases for Centenary. After a lineout, a sacrifice fly by junior Michelle Tasin tied the game at two. Freshman Hallie Smith followed with a double. Despite being thrown out trying to take third, both runners crossed the plate to give the Ladies a 4-2 lead.

The Wildcats threatened in each of the last three innings, but sophomore Nicole Aldridge (1-2) kept Louisiana College off the board. Shea Smith hit a two-out double in the fifth, Taylor Hammock grounded into a 6-3 double play in the sixth, and Kourtney Herrera was stranded in the seventh after a double.

Aldridge went the distance in the circle for Centenary in game one, throwing seven innings, allowing four hits and two unearned runs while striking out four. Mattie Stine added an RBI groundout for Louisiana College. Savannah Settle went the distance for the Wildcats, surrendering four hits and four runs (one earned).

The Ladies committed five errors and gave up four unearned runs in a four-run loss in game two. The lone run for Centenary came when junior Haley Miller tripled and scored on a fielder’s choice when she was able to allude the tag at home plate.

Louisiana College scored four runs in the third after no one was on with two outs. After a fielding error, singles by Stine and Morgan Wampler scored the first run. Smith followed with a triple to clear the bases and scored on Jordan Mason’s single.

Aldridge took the loss in the circle, allowing eight hits and four unearned runs in 3.2 innings. Dunn led Centenary from the plate with two hits in three at-bats in game two.

Stine had a hit in all four at-bats with a run scored for Louisiana College, while Smith went 2-for-4 with two RBI’s and a run scored. Taylor Leger (2-0) picked up the complete-game win, allowing eight hits and one earned run.

Centenary returns to action in two weeks when it hosts Grambling State. The doubleheader is set to begin at 4 p.m.