Louisiana Tech Comes From Behind To Defeat Ladies, 2-1
Wednesday, March 10, 2004

Shreveport — Down to their final strike in the seventh inning, the Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters drove in a run to tie the game and then scored another run in extra innings to defeat the Centenary Ladies, 2-1, Wednesday night at the Centenary Softball Field.

Mary Cohn led off the seventh inning with a single and advanced to second on a throwing error. After pinch runner Kristin Blodgette advanced to third on a groundout, Amber Miles singled to left field to drive Blodgette in with the tying run.

Cohn again started the Louisiana Tech rally in the ninth inning with a double over the leftfielder’s head. Aimee Coleman singled down the right field line to score Cohn and give the Lady Techsters a 2-1 lead.

Marla Pinkston (7-8) finished a complete-game victory by setting down the Ladies’ number-two, three, and four hitters in order in the bottom of the ninth inning. She scattered four hits and gave up an unearned run while striking out nine Centenary batters.

Katie Harwick was the hitting star for the Ladies, earning half of Centenary’s four hits and driving in the only run in the bottom of the fifth inning. Janis Kelley (1-1) took the loss for the Ladies, pitching 3 1/3 innings of relief, giving up five hits and two runs.

Brittany Stanley and Bridget Broadnax each went 3-for-4 for Louisiana Tech (11-11) as the Techsters totaled 12 hits, but left eight runners on base. Cohn and Coleman each went 2-for-4 at the bottom of the lineup to keep the pressure on the Centenary defense.

Centenary (9-11) leaves Thursday afternoon for Norman, Okla., to participate in the Oklahoma/Worth Invitational. The Ladies will play doubleheaders against McNeese State on Friday, New Mexico on Saturday, and sixth-ranked Oklahoma on Sunday.