Rhodes' Walk-off Blast Ties Centenary Career Homerun Mark
Saturday, April 15, 2006

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Box Score - Game 1
Box Score - Game 2

Micah Rhodes

Emerald Doria

Lauren Flowers

SHREVEPORT – Centenary junior Micah Rhodes tied the school’s all-time mark for homeruns on Saturday, belting a pair to spark and cap a late-inning come-from-behind victory over Oakland.  Rhodes hit her eighth and ninth homeruns of the year in the second game of the doubleheader split, passing her own 2005 mark for third most in a season and giving her 27 in her three-year career.  The Ladies dropped the opener 5-0 before Rhodes’ hot bat claimed a 5-3 victory with a walk-off three-run shot in the bottom of the seventh.


Down 3-0 in the sixth, Rhodes led off the inning with a solo shot down the leftfield line, clearing the foul pole by less than a foot.  Ashley Lail, also the game’s winning pitcher, added another run with an RBI single to score Brittney Broussard and make it a one-run contest.


With Lail holding serve in the seventh, the Ladies (26-21, 9-7 Mid-Con) used back-to-back singles to left field by Emerald Doria and Lauren Flowers to put pressure on Oakland pitcher Laura Chomokos with one out.  Rhodes then took advantage by blasting her first offering deep over the centerfield wall for the win.


Lail (13-12) tossed a complete game in the victory, striking out four while allowing two earned runs on six hits.  Chomokos (9-10), the winner of game one, came in relief in the first, allowing five runs on eight hits in six innings.


The first contest was all Oakland (14-19, 5-7 Mid-Con) as Chomokos tossed a complete game, four-hit, shutout with seven strikeouts.  Stephanie Zellner added two of her four hits on the day, including a pair of RBI.


Centenary’s non-conference game against Southeastern Louisiana on Tuesday has been cancelled.  It will be made up as part of a home-and-home series in the 2007 campaign.  The Ladies next travel to Valparaiso for a four-game conference series next weekend.