LSU Defeats Centenary Ladies, 4-0
Wednesday, March 17, 2004

Shreveport—The fifth-ranked LSU softball team used the long ball in the fourth inning to take the lead, and pitcher Emily Turner worked out of every jam to hold it as the Tigers defeated the Centenary Ladies, 4-0, Wednesday evening.

After three scoreless innings, Lauren Delahoussaye hit a one-out home run to left field in the fourth inning to put the Tigers on the board. After Julie Wiese drew a walk, Stephanie Hill hit a home run to left-center field to give LSU (26-5) a 3-0 lead.

Centenary had their chances early in the game, but could not push a run through. In the second inning, the Ladies loaded the bases with two outs before Lindsey Virdell popped up to Delahoussaye. The bases were loaded again in the third inning when Megan Hall hit a hard line shot towards left field. However, Delahoussaye got in the way, catching the ball and throwing it to third base to double off Jordan Lansdale.

Turner (10-2) settled down after those two scares, scattering seven hits while striking out seven Centenary batters. Hill and LaDonia Hughes each earned two hits in the game, while Wiese scored twice for the Tigers.

For the Ladies, Ursula Maroski notched hits in both of her plate appearances, while Lansdale, Katie Harwick, Janis Kelley, Micah Rhodes, and Lauren Brownlee each earned one hit in the game. Cheyenne Daries (8-7) took the loss for the Ladies even though she struck out five batters in four innings.

Centenary (13-14) will hit the road early next week, facing Louisiana-Monroe on Tuesday and Grambling State on Wednesday in doubleheaders. On Friday, March 26, the Ladies return home to open Mid-Continent Conference play against Oakland University in a doubleheader beginning at 4 p.m.