Ladies Sweep Doubleheader from Dallas, Remain Undefeated in SCAC Road Games
Sophomore Wendy Gillet took over the sole lead in the conference with her fifth and sixth sacrifice flies of the season.
Ladies Sweep Doubleheader from Dallas, Remain Undefeated in SCAC Road Games
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Centenary (LA) (12-19, 9-8 SCAC)
University of Dallas (9-24, 4-13 SCAC)
4/13/2017 | Irving, Texas | Attendance: 0
Centenary (LA)00401005100
University of Dallas0000000083
Win: Nichole Aldridge (8-10) 6.070014
Loss: Lauren Galvan (5-11) 7.0105310
Kelsey Ancelot (CENTSB) 402000
Haley Campbell (CENTSB) 412000
Lizzie Moran (CENTSB) 402100
Mackenzie Tano (UDSB) 402000
Allison Kotlar (UDSB) 302000

IRVING, Texas – The Ladies sure did love the third inning.

The Maroon and White scored four in the third inning of game one, and five in game two as Centenary (13-17, 10-8 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference) won the first contest, 5-0, before holding on to take the nightcap from Dallas (9-25, 4-14 SCAC) 6-5 Thursday night, April 13.

With the wins, Centenary remains unblemished (6-0) in SCAC road contests.

Scoreless after two innings of game one, the Ladies capitalized on Dallas miscues. Sophomore Wendy Gillet and freshman Ashley Albright led off the inning with singles. After a popup, sophomore Payton LeBlanc reached on an error that scored Gillet and moved Albright to third. LeBlanc swiped second, but a throwing error allowed Albright to score. Junior Kelsey Ancelot put runners on the corners with an infield single and stole second. An infield single by junior Anna Dunn, and a two-out RBI single from senior Lizzie Moran plated the fourth run of the inning.

Gillet, among the nation’s leaders in sacrifice flies, capped the scoring in game one with a run-scoring fly ball in the fifth. She added another sacrifice fly in the third inning of game two, her league-leading sixth of the season.

Ancelot, freshman Haley Campbell, and Moran all went 2-for-4 from the plate to lead Centenary. Nichole Aldridge (9-10), who captured the win in both games, pitched six innings and allowed no runs on seven hits with four strikeouts in game one. Classmate Lauren Beadle pitched a scoreless seventh to finish out the contest.

Lauren Galven (5-11) took the complete game loss, allowing 10 hits and five runs (three earned) for Dallas.

After falling behind 1-0 in game two, the Ladies scored six unanswered and held on for the 6-5 win. With one out, Ancelot and Campbell hit infield singles. However, a dropped throw by the first baseman allowed Ancelot to score and Campbell to move to second. Dunn singled to put runners on the corner, and a bunt base hit for an RBI by senior Mallory Ford put the Maroon and White up for good. A single loaded the bases, and Gillet hit a sacrifice fly to score another run. A wild pitch moved both runners into scoring position, and Albright scored both on a single.

In the fifth with one out, Gillet singled and was lifted for freshman pinch runner Kaitlyn Price. Price stole second, moved to third on a groundout, and scored on an RBI single by junior Haley Miller.

Ancelot, Dunn, Gillet, and Miller all contributed two hits, while Albright added a pair of RBI’s.  Aldridge completed the two-win day, allowing seven hits and two runs (one earned) in 6.1 innings of work.

Dallas scored an unearned run in the first, but put the winning run in scoring position despite Centenary holding a 6-1 lead into the seventh. Allison Kotlar led off the inning with a single, and a walk and a double steal put two runners in scoring position with no outs. Two run-producing groundouts cut the lead to three.

With two outs and the bases empty, Melanie Savala walked and Allie Driskill singled to bring the tying run to the plate. A walk loaded the bases, and Stephanie Cervantes doubled to cut the Centenary lead to a single run. However, Aldridge forced a groundout to third to end the ballgame.

Katie Lee (4-11) took the loss in game two for the Crusaders, allowing 10 hits and five runs in 2.2 innings of work.

Centenary returns to action tomorrow with a doubleheader against Dallas set for 1 p.m.