Ladyjacks Come From Behind To Defeat Ladies, 3-2
Wednesday, April 28, 2004

SHREVEPORT – Down 2-1 entering the seventh inning, Stephen F. Austin scored two runs with two outs to end its season on a positive note with a 3-2 victory over Centenary Wednesday evening at the Centenary Softball Complex.

Nicole Carter led off the inning with a sharp single to center field. After a sacrifice bunt moved Carter to second, Ladyjack leading hitter Carrie Woydziak hit a single to center field to score Carter and tie the game. Woydziak, who advanced to third on the throw home, then scored on a pinch-hit single by Dawn Thomas.

Senior pitcher Crissy Autry (13-16) shut down the Ladies in the bottom of the seventh inning, getting Lory Kowaleski to ground out to third base before striking out Traci Smith and Lindsey Virdell to end the game. Autry struck out 13 Centenary batters and scattered four hits in pitching a complete game.

Centenary (30-25) jumped on top in the first inning when Jordan Lansdale led off with a walk and Lauren Koehn was hit by a pitch. After a double steal put runners at second and third, Megan Hall hit a bloop single to right field to score Lansdale.

Stephen F. Austin (23-27) tied the game in the second inning when Chelsea Lundberg hit a double to left-center field and scored on a single to right field by Lee Lara. Lundberg was the only Ladyjack batter to earn two hits in the game, singling in the fourth inning.

The Ladies took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the fourth inning. After singles by Hall and Lauren Brownlee, Kowaleski doubled down the leftfield line to score pinch runner Katie Harwick. Centenary threatened to score more runs with runners on second and third and one out, but Autry notched back-to-back strikeouts to end the threat.

Cheyenne Daries started the game for Centenary, pitching 6 1/3 innings and giving up two runs and six hits while striking out five batters. Janis Kelley (2-3) gave up the two run-scoring hits in the seventh inning and took the loss.

Centenary travels to Valparaiso, Ind., for a four-game conference series with the Crusaders beginning with a doubleheader Friday at 1:30 p.m.