Season Best totals not enough
Monday, March 18, 2013 | by Nathan Yacovissi
Hendrix (10-5)
Centenary (1-16)
3/18/2013 | Shreveport, La. | Attendance: 105
Win: Ashley Halbert (5-3) 7.041126
Loss: Lindsey Sconce (0-7) 4.143331
Ashley Halbert (HC) 422301
Shelby Anderson (HC) 312110
Kaitlyn Zamzow (HC) 412000
Whitney Patterson (CC) 401000
Erin Crites (CC) 311000
Lynsi Unruh (CC) 101000
Emma Viskozi (CC) 301100

SHREVEPORT, La – The Centenary softball team had its highest offensive output on the season, but Hendrix prevailed sweeping both games Monday evening 8-1 and 8-7. The Ladies (1-17) have dropped nine straight, while HC improved to 11-6.

Game one saw the Ladies get the early advantage in the second inning on an RBI single by Emma Viskozki to score Erin Crites, who singled earlier in the inning.

The lead would not stand up though, as the Warriors pounded out eight unanswered runs with seven of them occurring in the fifth inning. Ashley Halbert’s homerun in the seventh inning concluded the scoring for HC.

Whitney Patterson and Lynsi Unruh collected the remaining hits for the Maroon and White.

Lindsey Sconce (0-7) got saddled with the loss for Centenary, allowing three runs on four hits in 4.1 innings.

Ashley Halbert (6-3) pitched the distance completing 7.0 innings and allowing a run on 4 hits while striking out six batters.

The Ladies set several season-highs in game two against Hendrix. After beginning with another 1-0 lead in the third inning off a Lauren Swift single to score Nicole Warren, HC answered with five runs over the next two innings.

Trailing 5-1 in the bottom of the fifth, it was the Ladies turn to place a crooked number on the board with six runs. The big inning was the most runs in an inning this year and led to a season best on runs and hits by the Maroon and White with seven and 14 respectively.

The huge inning began with a Patterson single. After Swift walked, Unruh had her second hit on the evening with a double scoring Cadie Hancock. Jessica McDonald singled in Swift and advanced pinch runner Alexis Pearson to third base. Sconce reached on a throwing error by the shortstop to score both McDonald and Pearson and knot the game 5-5.

Two batters later,Warren got an RBI on a sacrifice fly to score Sconce. Patterson collected her second single of the evening to score Abbie Woods to give Centenary a brief 7-5 lead.

HC remained hot at the plate and erased the deficit with two runs in the sixth to tie the game at seven. The Ladies left a runner at second with one out in the bottom half, and HC got a big knock in the top of the seventh to take an 8-7 advantage. Centenary went down in order in the bottom half of the inning.

Patterson, Swift, McDonald, and Woods all had multi-hit games picking up two hits each.

Sydney Copeland led the Warriors at the plate with a perfect 4-for-4 and two RBI. Michaela Larabee had a 3-for-5 game while Paula Burr and Catelyn Gibbs each added two hits.

Unruh (1-8) suffered the loss for the Maroon and White allowing six earned runs on 14 hits. She walked four and fanned six. 

Halbert earned the win again for HC tossing the final 1.2 innings allowing zero runs on a hit. Lauren Whitby started and went 4.1 innings, and Kayla Patton also saw an inning in the circle.

Centenary continues its busy week with a quick road game at Southeastern Louisiana UniversityWednesday, Mar. 20 at 6 p.m.