Softball Splits Doubleheader at Schreiner; One Win Away from Third Seed
Senior Mallory Ford drove in the go-ahead run with a double in the fifth inning of game two.
Softball Splits Doubleheader at Schreiner; One Win Away from Third Seed
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Centenary (13-22)
Schreiner (20-17)
4/22/2017 | Kerrville, TX | Attendance: 250
Win: Jessica Vrana (9-8) 5.030004
Loss: Nichole Aldridge (9-12) 4.01210911
Kelsey Ancelot (CENTSB) 201000
Anna Dunn (CENTSB) 201000
Mallory Ford (CENTSB) 101000
Samantha Cordon (SCH-SB) 333101
Nichole Schoenherr (SCH-SB) 323300

KERRVILLE, Texas – Despite losing game one, 10-0 in five-innings, and trailing 3-0 in game two, the Ladies scored five unanswered to give sophomore Lauren Beadle her first complete game of her collegiate career as Centenary (14-22, 11-11 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference) held on for the 5-4 win against Schreiner (20-18, 11-11 SCAC) Saturday afternoon, April 11, in Kerrville, Texas.

Beadle (4-6) allowed 10 hits (only six after the first inning) and four runs (three earned) in the complete game win.

“Lauren pitched really well and really gave us a chance in game two,” said head coach Mark Suire.

In game two after Schreiner scored three in the first, Centenary strung six hits together to score five runs and take the lead for good. Sophomore Payton LeBlanc and junior Kelsey Ancelot both singled to begin the inning and moved into scoring position on a wild pitch. Junior Anna Dunn followed with an RBI hit to plate the first Ladies run of the day. Sophomore Cassie Gonzales followed with a hit to load the bases, and a groundout by freshman Haley Campbell scored the second run. Senior Mallory Ford emptied the bases with a double and to give Centenary the lead.

LeBlanc, Dunn, Campbell, and Ford all led the Maroon and White with two hits in the game.

Still with only one out in the fifth, senior Lizzie Moran singled to put runners on the corners. The NCAA leader in sacrifice flies came through again with a flyout which scored Ford from third – her eighth sacrifice fly of the season.

Schreiner scored a run in the seventh, but Beadle induced a flyout with the tying run at third to end the ballgame.

The home team used a critical play with two errors to score three runs in the top of the first. Kaycee Govett and Alyssa Maki singled to start the game. Sarah Worrell followed with a bunt single; however, the ball was thrown away and then misplayed in the outfield as two runners scored and Worrell moved to third. Samantha Cordon singled in the third run, but she was thrown out at second when Beadle cut off the ball and threw to second for the out. Two groundouts ended the Mountaineer’s inning.

Govett finished the game with three hits and a run while Cordon added two hits and the only Schreiner RBI in the game.

Jessica Vrana (9-9) picked up the loss in relief, allowing four hits and two runs in the final three innings of game two.

Game one was scoreless after one, but Schreiner struck for four in the second and third, adding two in the fourth off sophomore starter Nichole Aldridge (9-12) for the run-shortened loss. Cordon went 3-for-3 with three runs scored, including an inside-the-park home run in the fourth inning for Schreiner. Lindsey Martinez went 3-for-3 with a run scored and three RBI’s, including a two-run blast in the third inning.

The loser in game two, Vrana allowed just three hits while striking out four for the complete-game win in game one.

Centenary returns to action Sunday afternoon, April 23, needing one win to wrap up the third seed in the upcoming SCAC Tournament next weekend at Texas Lutheran. The host Bulldogs are the one seed and Southwestern the two and receive byes. Schreiner and Centenary are battling for third and fourth, as Schreiner would grab the third seed with a doubleheader sweep. Dallas and Trinity are battling for the fifth and sixth seeds, with Dallas taking the fifth seed with a win or Trinity loss. Trinity is the fifth seed if it sweeps Southwestern and Austin College sweeps Dallas.