Ladies Softball Sweeps Final Fall Tune-up
Sunday, October 9, 2005

Emerald Doria

Allison McClain

Beth Krysiak

SHREVEPORT—The Centenary softball team won all three of its contests on Saturday in the final fall tournament of the season. The Ladies defeated East Texas Baptist 4-2, downed BPCC 6-3, and finished off the day with a 6-2 victory over Louisiana Tech. With the wins, the maroon and white finished with a 5-1 record in their off-season scrimmages while using a variety of line-ups.


Just as last weekend, the newcomers continued to shine and prove their abilities while earning some needed experience. Freshman Emerald Doria blasted a pair of homeruns in the win over Louisiana Tech, one of them coming as part of back-to-back homers as she teamed with Allison McClain to accomplish the feat. Also, Beth Krysiak picked up her first hit as a member of the Centenary team by ripping a double for the Ladies. All three players earned praise from head coach Mark Montgomery for their defensive play as well.


In the circle, Centenary’s trio of Jessica Ivins, Kristan Morton, and Dana Davis pitched extremely well. Ivins’ and Morton’s success came despite nursing minor injuries.


“To have as many injuries that we have, I am extremely proud of this team’s ability to overcome,” said Montgomery. “I am really looking forward to the official start of the season in the spring and seeing what this team can accomplish at full strength.”


The Ladies will taste their first action in the spring with a scrimmage against BPCC on February 4th at 12 p.m. Centenary will open its season the following weekend with a trip to Alabama for a tournament hosted by Auburn.