Ladies drop two to No. 19 LC
Friday, April 6, 2012

SHREVEPORT – Lynsi Unruh held the No. 19 team in the nation to just one run, but the Ladies offense couldn’t muster a run in game one of Saturday’s doubleheader and Louisiana College erupted for 12 runs in the nightcap to sweep the American Southwest Conference series doubleheader 1-0, 12-2.

The Ladies drop to 1-23 on the year while Louisiana College jumps to 21-5. Centenary returns to action Monday, April 9, against No. 8 UT-Tyler.

Unruh dropped to 1-11 with the loss in game one despite the strong outing. She scattered nine hits in the complete-game effort, striking out two and walking just one. The Ladies offense pounded nine hits off Lady Cat start Jordan Waldroup (6-3), but couldn’t manage a run.

Cadie Hancock, Jessica McDonald and Lauren Swift all posted 2-for-3 performances while Kalyn Harris recorded a 2-for-2 showing, giving the Ladies four batters with two hits apiece. Keya Brandon, 1-for-3, accounted for Centenary’s other hit in the nine-hit performance.

The Lady Cats got on the board first on a Daniele Wilson double to left center, scoring Meggie Burkett, who knocked a leadoff single to start the game, proving to be the game-winner.

Centenary threatened in the bottom of the first when Kalyn Harris knocked a two-out single to left center, followed by a Cadie Hancock double to the right center gap. Harris tried to score from first, but was thrown out at the plate as LC preserved the delicate lead.

Unruh escaped a potential dangerous inning when Emorie Nugent knocked a leadoff, pinch-hit double for the Lady Cats, but Unruh used a strikeout and a stingy defense behind her to escape the impending jam.

The Lady Cats got on the scoreboard first again in the nightcap with four runs in the top of the first, a four-hit frame. LC extended the lead to 5-0 with one more in the second before exploding for seven in the final two innings.

Centenary took advantage of two Lady Cat fielding errors in the bottom of the second to slice the lead to 5-1 after loading the bases with one out.

LC’s Chesney Welch cranked a three-run homer to right center to cap a four-run fifth inning, pushing the lead to 9-1 before Leah Dark reached on the Lady Cats third fielding error, scoring Harris, 9-2. But Devan Green smacked a two-run homer to put LC on top 11-2 before tacking on another to finish the game’s scoring 12-2.

Sierra Bailey dropped to 0-7 on the year after tossing a complete game, giving up 10 hits and 12 runs, nine earned.

Tori Davis stayed perfect in the circle, improving 5-0 in the nightcap after tossing four innings. She surrendered four hits and just one run. Brianna Hall tossed the final two innings of two-hit ball, also allowing a single run. Both runs were unearned due to the three fielding errors.