Ladies fall in doubleheader with Austin College
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Austin College (7-10, 2-9 SCAC)
Centenary (7-14, 4-11 SCAC)
3/29/2015 | Shreveport, La. | Attendance: 67
Austin College04101017170
Win: Victoria Herrera (4-5) 7.071116
Loss: Haley Miller (4-3) 2.185512
Chelsea Easley (ACSB) 423000
Briana Hernandez (ACSB) 323010
Anna Dunn (CENT) 303000

SHREVEPORT, La. – The Centenary softball team dropped a doubleheader against Austin College on Sunday afternoon to split the four-game weekend series. The Roos (8-10, 3-9 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference) claimed the opening contest 7-1 and held off a late surge by the Ladies (7-15, 4-12 SCAC) in the second affair 12-9.

Carissa Herndon paced the Maroon and White at the dish. The freshman was 5-for-8 at the plate with four RBI for the doubleheader. Herndon went 4-for-5 in the second contest as she collected all four RBI.

Fellow freshman Anna Dunn was second on the team in hits with four on the day with seven trips to plate, including a perfect 3-for-3 outing in the first contest.

In the second bill, Centenary jumped out to an early 8-3 lead through five frames, including a five-run, fourth inning. Brittnie Mathis and Coghlan each posted RBI singles in the inning, but the biggest blow came on a Herndon two-run single that scored Lizzie Moran and Hannah Smith.

AC answered back in the top of the sixth with five runs of its own to force an 8-all deadlock heading into the bottom of the frame.

The Ladies challenged as they loaded the bags with one out behind back-to-back walks from Cadie Hancock and Codi Coghlan, but Roos’ pitcher Sophia Hernandez escaped the jam as she struck out the next two batters to send the game to the final inning still tied.

Austin College broke the tie in the top of the inning with four runs capitalizing on two Centenary miscues along with four hits. The Ladies added a run in the bottom of the inning off an RBI single from Herndon, but couldn’t overcome the deficit.

Melanie Wilson (1-2) took the loss in the circle as she allowed four runs – all unearned - on five hits in 2.0 innings of work in relief.

Austin College used a four-run, second frame to open the first game and added a run in the third, fifth and seventh to ice the win.

The Ladies were stymied at the plate as they garnered just seven hits in the contest. The lone run came in the bottom of the seventh as Coghlan scored on a Elizabeth LaFisca bunt attempt.

Haley Miller (4-3) received the loss on the rubber. The freshman pitched 2.1 and allowed five runs on eight hits with a walk and two strikeouts.

Centenary returns to action on Tuesday, March 31 as it travels to the Ozarks. First pitch is slated for Noon in Clarksville, Ark.