Ladies Record Eighth Straight Victory, Take Two From UMKC
Friday, April 16, 2004

Kansas City, Mo.—Centenary's Cheyenne Daries allowed just one run in nine innings of work Friday and picked up a win to help lead the visiting Ladies to a softball sweep of the UMKC Kangaroos in Mid-Continent Conference action. Centenary (27-19, 10-4 Mid-Con) won the opener 4-1 and took the nightcap 5-1. Jordan Lansdale went 3-for-6 with two runs and a pair of RBI, including her first home run of the season to power the Ladies past UMKC (6-26, 4-6 Mid-Con). It was the first-ever meeting between the two programs.

Daries (18-10) started both games and worked hardest in the opener. She fired six innings of four-hit ball, yielding the only run on Veronica Weaver's RBI double in the bottom of the sixth. She walked two and struck out four. Weaver (3-12) went four innings for UMKC, giving up two runs (one earned) while fanning five.

The Ladies scored first getting an unearned run in the second. Micah Rhodes led off with a double. After Weaver retired Ursula Maroski on a groundout, Rhodes stole third and scored on a UMKC error. Centenary added another run on Lory Kowaleski's RBI single in the fourth.

UMKC cut the lead to 2-1 in the sixth, but Centenary got insurance by way of Lansdale's two-run homer off UMKC reliever Jenny Schade in the seventh. Janis Kelley pitched a 1-2-3 seventh inning to save her seventh game of the season.

Centenary took a 3-0 lead in the first inning of the nightcap, getting four hits and a walk off of Tisha Abell (3-8). Megan Hall delivered a two-run double to right field and later scored on Maroski's RBI double.

Schade relieved Abell in the first and held Centenary scoreless until the fourth. A walk and a UMKC throwing error led to a pair of unearned runs. Lauren Koehn had the only hit of the inning, and Sherilyn Bossier added a sacrifice fly.

Trailing 5-0, UMKC scored once in the sixth off CC reliever Cathy Byrne. Sarah Allen singled, stole second and scored on Weaver's double to left field. Allen swiped a pair of bags in the game, giving her nine stolen bases in as many attempts this season.

The two teams will finish the four-game weekend series with a doubleheader at Adair Park on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m.