Pitching Leads Ladies to 4-1 Victory over Grambling
Wednesday, April 12, 2006


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CC-Grambling Box Score 4-12-06


Emerald Doria

Micah Rhodes

GRAMBLING, La.—The Centenary softball team received outstanding pitching performances from all three of its hurlers in leading the Ladies to a 4-1 win over Grambling on Wednesday. Kristan Morton, Ashley Lail, and Jessica Ivins combined for 11 strikeouts on the day while allowing only four hits.

 

Centenary (24-19) plated single runs in the both of the first two innings to take a 2-0 lead. The Ladies scored in the opening frame when Lindsey Jones singled home Emerald Doria, but Jennifer Mango was gunned down at home to end the rally. Dana Davis singled with two outs in the second and scored from first on Doria’s double for the second run.

 

Grambling (5-36) answered with a run in the bottom of the second to cut the deficit in half. A double to the right field wall was followed by a single to put the only run of the game on the board for the Lady Tigers.

 

The Ladies added a pair of insurance runs in the fifth inning when Mango singled home Doria, who reached on her third hit of the game. The bases were loaded after Jones drew a walk and Micah Rhodes then scored when Brittney Broussard was hit by a pitch.

 

Morton (6-1) looked dominant in her predetermined three innings of work. She allowed just two hits and no earned runs while striking out six batters. Lail was effective in the fourth and fifth frames, as she did not surrender a hit in striking out three. Ivins picked up her first save of the season by tossing two scoreless innings to close out the contest.

 

Doria finished the day with a 3-for-4 effort at the plate with two runs and a RBI. The freshman was only retired in her final at-bat when her screaming line drive was snagged by the GSU third baseman. Rhodes was 2-for-3 at the dish in her first game back after suffering an injury that kept her out of the last five games. She extended her hit streak to eight games in the win.

 

The Ladies will host Oakland (12-15, 3-5 Mid-Con) in a key Mid-Continent Conference match-up this weekend. Friday’s doubleheader will begin at 4 p.m. while Saturday’s twinbill is scheduled for an 11 a.m. first pitch.