Ladies Continue Winnings Ways in Weekend Doubleheader
Saturday, February 26, 2005

SHREVEPORT- The Ladies proved the importance of gusty offensive quickness as they posted 13 stolen bases and plated 15 runs, in a doubleheader sweep of Prairie View on Saturday afternoon at the Centenary Softball Complex.  The Ladies took the first contest, 5-2 and claimed their second shut-out of the season, wiping out the Panthers 10-0 in the night-cap.


The Ladies produced runs early in the first game, keeping a 2-0 lead until the top of the fourth.


The Panthers were able to knot the score, but Centenary would pounce back, notching runs in the bottom of the fifth and sixth inning. Freshman Lauren Flowers began the rally with a single to left field. After Harwick’s unsuccessful bunt attempt, Megan Hall doubled, but was caught at third, allowing Flowers to score. With two outs, Micah Rhodes singled through the right side and was later pushed past the plate by Janis Kelly’s double to right field which extend the Ladies lead, sealing the win.


Jessica Ivins, who improved to 3-2, pitched well, going all seven innings, allowing a pair of earned runs on six hits, and striking out five.


In the second game, Centenary’s bats rejuvenated in the bottom of the fourth when the Ladies erupted, producing six runs.


Kelley continued to be the big bat for the Ladies, scorching a three-run home run in the fourth.  The right-handed pitcher’s monster shot clinched the second victory for the Ladies as she finished the day 3 for 4 with five RBI.


Also finishing the day 3 for 4 was freshman Jennifer Mango.  The Sugarland, Tex. native’s two-bag RBI double gave the Ladies the lead in the first game and she belted another double in the bottom of the third during the night-cap. 


Kristan Morton (3-5) took the shut-out win, giving up four hits and striking out two.


Centenary's (6-8) doubleheader against Texas Southern has been postponed due to forecasted poor weather.  The Ladies will be back in action next weekend, traveling to Lubbock, Texas to participate in the Texas Tech tournament.