Northwestern Outslugs Ladies Softball, 7-2
Wednesday, March 16, 2005

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NATCHITOCHES, La.- Both the Centenary Ladies and Northwestern experienced offensive difficulty during the first rotations of Wednesday night’s frigid in-state rivalry at the Demon Diamond. Despite Centenary’s quickness on the base paths, the Demons were able to overcome their hitting lull, banging out 11 hits including two homeruns, securing the 7-2 win.

Lauren Flowers put the Ladies in front in the top of the third, drawing a walk and later scoring when Megan Hall reached on a throwing error.

Northwestern (14-15) struck back in the fourth, taking the lead as Shira Walker knocked her first long ball of the night over the left field fence, scoring Amanda Glenn from second.

The Demons continued to hammer the ball putting up a sturdy five runs in the sixth. Walker started the inning with another roundtripper followed by a series of hits to take Northwestern ahead by six.

The Ladies made a valiant effort in the seventh as Jennifer Martin reached on an error while Flowers walked, advancing Martin to second. Katie Harwick grounded out to the third baseman which allowed Martin to move to third and Flowers to advance to second. Using her sheer speed with two outs, Martin scored on a wildpitch to cut the deficit, but it wasn’t enough as the Demon’s reliever struck out a swinging Hall, earning the save.

Despite the loss Jessica Ivins (6-4) performed well mowing down nine Northwestern hitters in seven innings.

Centenary (9-12) looks to remain undefeated at home as they take on Louisiana Tech (14-15) on Thursday, March 17th at the Centenary Softball Complex. The contest will begin at 6:00 p.m.