Jason Behenna, Assistant Sports Information Director
Saturday, April 10, 2004



SHREVEPORTCheyenne Daries continued her solid pitching and the Centenary Ladies used one big inning in each game to sweep a doubleheader from the IUPUI Jaguars, 3-1 and 5-0, completing a four-game sweep of the Mid-Con series.

Daries (16-10) pitched 11 innings in the two games, scattering 11 hits and giving up one run while striking out five opposing batters. Janis Kelley relieved Daries in both games, picking up the save in game one with a perfect seventh inning. Kelley pitched two innings in game two, giving up a hit and a walk.

The first game was scoreless until IUPUI scored its first run of the weekend in the top of the third inning. Whitnie Darvell and Jennifer Owens each picked up a hit and a stolen base, and Darvell scored on a groundout by Sarah Needy.

The Ladies came right back in the bottom of the inning, starting with a single by Lory Kowaleski. With the bases loaded, Jordan Lansdale singled to center field to score pinch runner Katie Harwick and Traci Smith. Lansdale and Lindsey Virdell perfectly executed a double steal, with Virdell scoring to give Centenary the final margin of victory.

As in Friday’s first game, it took Centenary (25-19, 8-4 Mid-Con) a few innings to figure out Angelica Espinosa, who started game two on Saturday. In the bottom of the fourth inning, Lansdale led off with a single, followed by walks from Harwick and Micah Rhodes. Dana Davis laid down a perfect squeeze bunt, scoring Lansdale to put the Ladies on the board.

Megan Hall hit a two-run pinch-hit single to score Rhodes and Davis, followed by another perfect double steal play, this one executed by Hall and Lauren Brownlee, who scored to give Centenary a 4-0 lead. Brownlee also scored the Ladies’ fifth run on a two-out double by Kowaleski in the sixth inning to set the eventual final score.

Lansdale led the Ladies with three hits and three stolen bases in the doubleheader. She now has 159 career hits, which is the new Centenary career record, passing Robin Rackley with the two-run single in the first game. Darvell picked up three hits for the Jaguars, with Jennifer Owens and Devan Craig going 2-for-3 in game one and Stacey Speshyock hitting 2-for-3 in the second game of the doubleheader.

The Ladies travel to Ruston, La., for a non-conference game against Louisiana Tech Tuesday, April 13, at 5 p.m. After that, Centenary travels to Kansas City, Mo., to face UMKC next weekend in another key Mid-Con series.

 

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