Ladies Thump Grambling in Double Dip, 12-0 and 18-0
Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Files associated with this release:
CC-Grambling #1 Box Score
CC-Grambling #2 Box Score

Micah Rhodes

Jennifer Martin

Emerald Doria

SHREVEPORT—The Centenary offense pounded out 24 hits while the pitching tossed a pair of shutouts as the Ladies softball team easily took a doubleheader from Grambling State on Wednesday evening. Centenary won 12-0 and 18-0 as both games were shortened to only five innings because of the NCAA mercy rule. The victories push the Ladies win streak to seven games and made the Maroon and White a perfect 5-0 at home this season.


Centenary (7-2) used a six-run first inning in the opener to grab control from the start. With two runs already in as a result of three walks, a wild pitch, and a passed ball, Allison McClain singled to right center field to add a third run for the Ladies. After another walk, Amy Wiedeman laced a double to the right center field gap to plate the fifth and sixth runs of the frame.


The Ladies added four more runs in the third inning highlighted by a two-run single off the bat of Micah Rhodes. The final runs of the game came in Centenary’s last at-bat in the fourth when Leslie Postles scored from second on a wild pitch followed by an errant throw from the catcher. Dana Davis then singled in Jennifer Martin who reached on an error by the Grambling shortstop.


Jessica Ivins notched her first win of the season by earning the shutout, scattering three hits, and striking out nine. She did not walk a single batter.


Grambling State’s (0-16) Victoria Patterson hit a ringing double in the opening inning of game two, but pitcher Ashley Lail shut the Tiger bats down after that, not surrendering a hit the rest of the way. She would improve her record to 5-1 after throwing four innings of scoreless ball and striking out six without a walk. Kristan Morton would close out the game with a quick fifth inning for the Ladies. The Centenary staff did not issue a free pass the entire day.


The Ladies plated six runs in their half of the first inning on four hits and several walks. Grambling held Centenary to just one run in the next frame, but could not stop the bleeding in the third after the home team erupted to post a nine-spot. The Ladies sent 13 hitters to the plate, eight of which collected a hit. Rhodes blasted a three-run shot over the outfield wall in right field to provide the knockout blow.


Rhodes finished the day 4-for-4 with two walks as the Grambling hurlers failed to retire her on any occasion. The junior drove in five and scored four times in raising her team-leading batting average to .522.


Several Centenary players enjoyed exceptional efforts at the dish including Emerald Doria (5-for-7, five runs), Jennifer Martin (3-for-4, five runs, three RBI), and Jennifer Mango (2-for-5, four runs).


The Ladies will take the weekend off before returning to action with a two-day road trip to the Houston area in facing Prairie View A&M and Texas Southern on Monday and Tuesday. Centenary will tackle the Lady Panthers in a doubleheader beginning at 5 p.m. and will conclude the swing with two games against the Lady Tigers at 2 p.m.