Lail Provides Offense and Pitching in Ladies 7-3 Win Over NSU
Wednesday, April 19, 2006

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CC-NSU Box Score 4-19-06

Dana Davis

Jennifer Mango

Micah Rhodes

SHREVEPORT—Centenary freshman Ashley Lail provided four innings of relief pitching to pick up her 14th win on the season and went 3-for-3 at the plate, which included a bases loaded double, to carry the Ladies to a 7-3 win over in-state rival Northwestern State on Wednesday evening. The win provided Centenary with a 2-2 season series split with the Lady Demons.


Centenary (27-21) trailed 2-0 heading into the bottom portion of the fourth inning. Kristen Lindley doubled home Jaimee Stinson in the second inning for NSU and the duo combined for another run in the fourth when Stinson doubled and Lindley’s single brought her to the pay station.


Northwestern State (22-29) hurler Amanda Glenn (9-20) struck out four hitters in the first six outs of the game but began to tire in the fourth. With one out, Micah Rhodes singled up the middle to get things started for the Ladies. A Jennifer Mango walk and a single by Megan Hall loaded the bases for Lail, who had only eight previous at-bats on the season. Lail drilled a ringing two-run double off of the left-center field fence, missing a grand slam by inches.


After a pitching change by the Lady Demons, the bases were loaded again when Allison McClain was hit by a pitch. Dana Davis promptly followed with a single up the middle to score another run and give the Ladies a 3-2 lead. Jennifer Martin’s fielder’s choice plated a fourth Centenary run and two more runs were pushed across when the NSU shortstop’s throw on an Emerald Doria grounder sailed over the first baseman.


The Ladies added an insurance run in the fifth when Mango singled, stole second, and scored on a single by Hall.


Lail (14-12) replaced starter Jessica Ivins to begin the third inning and allowed only one run over four innings of work. She scattered two hits and walked three while striking out five. Ivins allowed only a single run in her two innings, as did Kristan Morton, who closed out the game by pitching the seventh inning.


Lail’s 3-for-3 effort of two doubles and a single also produced a run and two RBI. Davis and Hall each went 2-for-3 with an RBI while Rhodes finished 2-for-4 with a run scored. Mango scored twice and added an RBI in picking up a hit in her three at-bats.


Centenary will continue its weekend Mid-Con play as the Ladies travel to Valparaiso for a pair of doubleheaders on Friday beginning at 2 p.m. and Saturday at 12 p.m. The Ladies are in second place within the league with a 9-7 record while the Crusaders currently hold down sixth place at 4-8.