Softball Wraps Up Fall Season with Three wins
Monday, October 6, 2008

SHREVEPORT – An offensive explosion on Saturday pushed the Centenary softball team to victories over Bossier Parrish Community College, LSU-Alexandria and Louisiana Tech.


Centenary 12, BPCC 0


Led by freshman Katie Matthews 3-for-4 plate performance and Emerald Doria’s four RBI game, Centenary had no problems with BPCC in its first game of the day. Three of Doria’s RBIs came in the sixth when she belted a home run.


To go along with Matthews’ three hit game, she also had two RBIs, while Jenny Varteressian plated a pair of runs as well.  Also picking up RBIs in the first game was sophomore Caitlin Cavarra and junior Beth Krysiak. 


Handcuffing the BPCC hitters was Hillary Phillips, who went six inning, scattered two hits and struck six.    


Centenary 8, LSU-A 0


Sophomore Lauren Highsmith threw a five inning no-hitter and freshmen Lindsey Smith, Vicki Honeycutt and Varteressian each hit home runs. Smith and Honeycutt’s long balls came in the back-to-back form during the five-run, fifth inning.


For Smith, she was 3-for-3 with three runs and an RBI, while Varteressian was 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Freshman designated player Monica Acuna also had a productive day, as she went 1-for-3 with two RBIs. 


Highsmith, meanwhile, was nearly perfect in her Saturday evening performance, as she walked just two and fanned six. In all, the Houston, Texas, native allowed just three batters to reach base, with one error coming in the game.  


Centenary 4, Louisiana Tech 1


A three-run second inning helped push Centenary to victory over La. Tech in the final game of the fall season. In that frame, Haley Bassett started the offense when she drove in Honeycutt with a hit down the right field line -- Bassett would later score on a steal home. The final run of that inning came from Acuna’s bat, when she singled in Matthews from second base.


La. Tech’s lone run came in third, but the Ladies would score an insurance run in the fifth, when Doria singled to right to know in Matthews from second base.  


To go along with the timely hitting was an outstanding pitching performance by Jessica Bock. Bock went the distance, allowed six hits, an earned run, a walk, while sitting down eight.


“I thought we played outstanding this fall, by only losing one game was pretty good,” said head coach Mark Montgomery. “We still have a long way to go, but we beat three quality Division I opponents, Northwestern State, La. Tech and Louisiana-Monroe.”


The Ladies will begin their season on Feb. 6, against Boston College at the Centenary Spring Tournament.