Ladies Tame #17 Auburn 9-6
Sunday, February 12, 2006

Micah Rhodes

Lindsey Jones

Emerald Doria

AUBURN, Ala. – Aggressive base running and timely hitting, along with taking advantage of six Auburn errors, lifted the Centenary softball team to a 9-6 victory over the nationally ranked #17 Tigers.  The Ladies plated four runs in the first inning and five in the fourth en route to knotting their record at 2-2 and handing Auburn their first loss of the season.


The Ladies (2-2) started off with a bang as Micah Rhodes knocked a two RBI double into left center, scoring Emerald Doria and Lauren Flowers.  Back-to-back errors by the Tigers scored Rhodes, but Jennifer Mango was caught out in a rundown at third after making a strong turn towards home.  Jennifer Martin then singled to bring home Lindsey Jones and ended Auburn’s starting pitcher’s day just two outs into the first.


Auburn (4-1) would respond in the third, loading the bases with no outs to start the inning.  Sharp fielding by Jones allowed just a single run as the second baseman got the force at second on the next play before firing home to catch the Tiger runner attempting to score from second.  The Tigers added two more runs in the inning until freshman Ashley Lail relieved starter Jessica Ivins and ended the inning with a strikeout.


Centenary showed the power their lineup possesses in the fourth, belting a pair of two-run homeruns.  Brittany Broussard knocked home Leslie Postles with a shot over the left field wall while Doria’s jack to left brought home Dana Davis two batters later.  Not picky about where the runs come from, the Ladies plated their fifth of the inning as Rhodes scored on the Tigers sixth error of the game.


The Ladies would hold off Auburn from there, allowing just three runs over the next four innings.  Lail (2-1) picked up the victory after going 4.1 innings in relief, striking out four.


Centenary returns home to host Texas-Tyler in the Ladies 2006 home opener on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.  The Maroon and White then host the Centenary Tournament from Friday to Sunday.  Participating teams include Alcorn State, Alabama-Birmingham, Arkansas, and Nicholls State.