Ladies Win Streak Pushed to Nine Games
Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Micah Rhodes

Emerald Doria

Jennifer Martin

PRAIRIE VIEW, Tex.—The Centenary softball team extended its winning streak to nine games with a pair of victories over Prairie View A&M on Monday. The Ladies took advantage of several Lady Panther misques in claiming the opening game 7-1 before peppering 15 hits en route to a 12-0 win in the nightcap. The current streak ties the all-time record for most consecutive wins with the 2004 club.


Centenary (9-2) was held at bay by the Prairie View A&M (0-8) pitching staff throughout the early going in game one. Freshman pitcher Ashley Lail (6-1) surrendered a solo homerun to Amberly Fuller to lead off the bottom of the second inning that put the Ladies behind 1-0. Lail cruised the rest of the way allowing five hits and a walk while striking out eight hitters.


The score remained 1-0 until Micah Rhodes powered her fourth homerun of the season to start a three-run rally for the Maroon and White in the fourth. The long ball tied Rhodes for the Centenary career record with 22 round-trippers. Jennifer Mango later scored on a Jennifer Martin groundout before Megan Hall crossed the plate on a passed ball.


The wildness of PVAM pitcher Analissa Gonzales (0-1) would catch up with her in the seventh inning as Centenary scored four insurance runs on three wild pitches and another passed ball. 


Jessica Ivins received all the run support she would need in game two when Lauren Flowers scored on yet another passed ball to give the Ladies a 1-0 lead in the third. Ivins tossed her second consecutive scoreless effort and has not issued a walk in her last two outings (10 innings). She improved to 2-1 after scattering three hits and striking out seven in five innings of work. Kristan Morton closed out the game with two scoreless frames for the Ladies.


Centenary scored two runs in the fourth and sixth innings that sandwiched a single score in the fifth to create a 6-0 deficit for the home Panthers. The Ladies delivered the knockout blow in the seventh by posting six runs on six straight hits with two outs. Martin added two more RBI with a triple just ahead of Emerald Doria’s fourth dinger on the year.


Doria led the Ladies offensively going 4-for-7 on the day with three runs, two RBI, three stolen bases, and two walks. Rhodes stretched her hitting streak to nine games in a 3-for-7 effort that yielded three runs, two RBI, two walks, and a stolen base. Martin finished with three RBI in the doubleheader while Amy Wiedeman crossed the pay station on three separate occasions.