Dramatic Wins Breaks Ladies' Two Game Skid
Thursday, March 19, 2009

SHREVEPORT – Centenary sophomore Bonnie Matak tripled with one out in the seventh, and then freshman Lindsey Smith did the rest when she drove home Matak with a deep sacrifice fly to center. The sac fly gave the Ladies a 6-5 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (11-22) on Thursday afternoon.

 

Hanging on to a 3-2 advantage in the fourth, Centenary (18-10) was cruising along and until Margo Hurdt drove in the go ahead runs on a single to center. However, in the bottom half of the fifth, sophomore Caitlin Cavarra led-off with a base hit and then Matak stepped up and belted a two-run, home run to right field to tie the game at five.

 

After relieving sophomore Jessica Bock in the sixth, freshman Hillary Phillips mowed down five straight Islander batters to put Centenary in its game-winning situation.

 

Matak, who had fouled off two straight pitch’s finally got enough of the ball to put it down the line and motor around to third. Smith followed the Richmond, Texas, native and nearly ended the game with a hit, but after a short conference with head coach Mark Montgomery, Smith drove the ball deep enough to send the Maroon and White fans home happy.

 

Bock got the no decision after pitching 5.1 innings and allowing five runs on six hits with three walks. Phillips, meanwhile, fanned four in 1.2 innings to notch her eighth win of the season.

 

Centenary will next see action at home on Monday and Tuesday against Summit League foe UMKC. The games will be broadcast on www.GoCentenary.com with the pregame show beginning five minutes before first pitch.