Ladies Streak Ends at 12 with Split of Northwestern State
Saturday, March 4, 2006


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CC-Northwestern State #1 Box Score
CC-Northwestern State #2 Box Score


Micah Rhodes

Emerald Doria

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.—The Centenary softball team split its doubleheader at the Arkansas Tournament on Friday, winning game one 4-2 over Northwestern State before falling in the second contest 4-1. The loss ended the Ladies’ record-breaking win streak at 12 games. The day was also historic for another reason as junior Micah Rhodes belted her 23rd career homerun in just over two years of play to become the all-time Centenary long ball leader.

 

Centenary (12-3) grabbed the win in the morning session with timely hitting and the strong pitching of freshman Ashley Lail. Jennifer Mango helped put the Ladies on top in the fourth inning when she tripled to right field and then scored on a single by Megan Hall.

 

Northwestern State (10-9) answered with a single run in the bottom of the inning before the Maroon and White scored three in the fifth on one swing of the bat. Emerald Doria and Lauren Flowers each earned walks to start the inning before Rhodes drove both in with her fifth homerun on the year.

 

Lail improved to 8-1 in her debut campaign after notching another complete game. She scattered eight hits, but allowed only one run while striking out five Lady Demons.

 

NSU jumped out on top in the final game after scoring quickly in the first inning on a hit-by-pitch, a triple, and a sacrifice fly to take a 2-0 lead. The Ladies tied the contest at 2-2 in the third when Centenary put together four consecutive singles. The last basehit was a two-run single up the middle off the bat of Rhodes.

 

Northwestern State benefited from three straight singles in the sixth and then successfully pulled off a double steal to seal the win.

 

Jessica Ivins pitched four innings and gave up two runs before being relieved by Kristan Morton in the fifth. Morton (1-1) took the loss after allowing two runs in her three innings of work.

 

Doria finished the day 3-for-6 at the plate in extending her current hit streak to 14 games. Rhodes also tallied three hits in her seven official at-bats to push her own streak to 13 while collecting five of Centenary’s six RBI in the twinbill.