#11 LSU Tigers Shake Loose of Ladies for 9-1 Win
Wednesday, March 29, 2006




Emerald Doria

Micah Rhodes

Jennifer Mango

BATON ROUGE, La.—The Centenary softball team hung close with the 11th-ranked LSU Tigers for four innings, but a seven-run fifth inning by the home team gave the Tigers the 9-1 win. The Ladies found it hard to solve the pitching of Dani Hofer, who compiled 14 of Centenary’s 15 outs in the contest via strikeout.

 

Centenary (19-14) allowed a run in the first inning after a lead-off walk, a stolen base, and a two-out single. LSU scored again in the fourth inning, but the Ladies cut the deficit in half in the top of the fifth. Dana Davis started the rally when she was hit by a pitch and Emerald Doria followed with a single. After a bunt moved the runners up a base, Micah Rhodes was also hit by a pitch. Rhodes left the game after taking the blow in the face. Jennifer Mango then drew the bases loaded walk to make the score 2-1.

 

LSU (32-5) used three hits and was aided by a Centenary error in putting up seven runs in the fifth to end the game on the NCAA run rule. Stephanie Hill’s three-run homer served as the final blow in carrying the Tigers over the Ladies.

 

Doria finished 2-for-3 for Centenary. Rhodes, Mango, and Allison McClain each picked up a hit in the loss.

 

The Ladies’ next competition will come Friday and Saturday when the Maroon and White host IUPUI in Mid-Continent Conference play. Friday’s doubleheader action begins at 4 p.m. while Saturday’s games are scheduled for 11 a.m.