Ladies Down Grambling 13-0 After Long Rain Delay
Tuesday, March 27, 2007


Files associated with this release:
CC-GSU Box Score 3-27-07


Allison Shepperd

Allison McClain

Kelsey Greeson

SHREVEPORT—Having six of its last seven scheduled games rained out, the Centenary softball team was determined to get at least one game in of its scheduled doubleheader with Grambling State on Tuesday evening. That is exactly what happened as the Ladies easily discarded the Lady Tigers 13-0 in five innings after the mercy rule was invoked. The game began an hour and 45 minutes late due to a rain delay and the second game was cancelled.

 

Centenary (14-15) wasted no time in getting on the scoreboard as hits by Lin Virdell, Allison Shepperd, and Allison McClain, along with Haley Bassett being hit by a pitch, led to three runs in the first inning.

 

The Ladies posted three more runs in the second inning behind a two-out rally. With Jennifer Martin reaching base on a single and moving to second on a ground out, Virdell collected her second hit in as many innings to plate Martin. Shepperd followed with a double to the wall in right center and Micah Rhodes brought her around with a blistering single to center field to make the Centenary advantage 6-0.

 

The Maroon and White blew open the game in the third with a five-run inning on three hits, two walks, and a Grambling State error. Bassett came through with a single up the middle to score Leslie Postles and Dana Davis and Shepperd tallied her third RBI with her third basehit of the night.

 

Leading 11-0, Centenary got two runs in the fourth inning to end the scoring barrage and make the final score 13-0.

 

Kelsey Greeson improved to 5-4 on the season with the win after pitching all five innings for the Ladies. The freshman allowed only two hits and struck out three without issuing a walk.

 

Shepperd and McClain both went 3-for-3 at the plate to pace the Centenary offense. Virdell finished 2-for-3 and Bassett, Rhodes, Jennifer Mango, Brittany Williams, and Martin all recorded hits in the win. All total, the Ladies pounded out 13 hits and stole seven bases.

 

Centenary travels to Nacogdoches, Texas, on Wednesday to take on the Stephen F. Austin Lady Jacks in a 6 p.m. contest. Fans can follow the action via live stats through SFA’s website www.sfajacks.com.