Ladies Settle for Series Split with IUPUI
Saturday, April 1, 2006


Files associated with this release:
CC-IUPUI #3 Box Score
CC-IUPUI #4 Box Score


Emerald Doria

Jennifer Mango

Allison McClain

Lauren Flowers

SHREVEPORT—Day two of the series between IUPUI and Centenary concluded the same as the first, a split. The Jaguars pounded out 13 hits to take the opener on Saturday morning 9-3, but the Ladies responded with the pitching of Jessica Ivins to secure a victory in the finale 4-2.

 

IUPUI (6-21, 3-4 Mid-Con) took a quick 1-0 lead in the first inning of game one before the Ladies put up two to go on top in the bottom of the frame. Lauren Flowers continued her hot hitting by doubling home Emerald Doria and Micah Rhodes with two outs.

 

Three singles loaded the bases in the second for the Jaguars and the fourth plated Stacey Speshyock to tie the score at two apiece. The Ladies then handed IUPUI another run and the lead when a wild pitch from Ashley Lail allowed Caryn Hill to score.

 

Centenary (21-16, 5-3 Mid-Con) went down silently over the next several innings as IUPUI hurler Devan Craig found a groove. The visitors added another run in the fifth before posting five runs in the sixth to put the game away.

 

Lail fell to 11-10 on the season with the loss after surrendering five earned runs, six total, on 10 hits in five innings. Craig improved to 3-10 with her second complete game win over the Ladies in as many days.

 

Playing without starting left fielder Jennifer Martin and catcher Megan Hall due to injury and illness seemed to catch up with the Maroon and White at the plate. Their replacements went a combined 1-for-12 on the day.

 

Game two saw each team score a single run in the opening inning before the pitchers began to settle down. Centenary struck again in the second when Dana Davis singled home Amy Wiedeman after she doubled over the head of the right fielder for a 2-1 lead.

 

The Ladies added two more runs in the bottom half of the fifth inning. Doria led off with a double and an infield single by Flowers put runners on the corners with one out. Flowers stole second and on the next pitch Rhodes lofted a sacrifice fly that scored Doria. Jennifer Mango, who extended her hitting streak to 14 games, then singled through the left side to move Flowers across the pay station.

 

Ivins (6-5) scattered five hits and left with two outs in the sixth after allowing a solo homerun to Craig. Kristan Morton finished out the win with 1.1 innings of scoreless ball to notch her fourth save on the season.

 

Doria enjoyed a 4-for-7 effort in the batter’s box to pace Centenary offensively. The freshman also scored three times and drove in a run. Mango went 3-for-7 with a RBI and a pair of stolen bases and Rhodes finished 2-for-5 with two RBI and a run. Allison McClain collected three hits in her six at-bats and Flowers swiped two bases, tallied two RBI and a run in going 2-for-6.

 

The Ladies will spend the next week on the road as they travel to face Northwestern State for a single game on Wednesday before heading out west for four league games with Southern Utah over the weekend.