Softball Drops a Pair of Heartbreakers to Trinity by 4-2 Scores
Tuesday, March 15, 2016

SHREVEPORT, La. – The Ladies gave the Tigers all they could handle, but Centenary (9-11, 3-7 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference) dropped a pair to Trinity (14-6, 8-2 SCAC), both by 4-2 scores, Tuesday night, March 15.

In game two, after freshman Wendy Gillet tied the game in the fourth at one after her second home run of the season, the Maroon and White took its first lead of the day with a run in the bottom of the sixth. With two down, Gillet singled up the middle and was lifted for pinch runner, junior Lizzie Moran. Moran stole second and scored on sophomore Raney Mixon’s double to left center on a 2-2 count.

Gillet recorded two of Centenary’s two four in the game, adding a run scored and an RBI.

Trinity took advantage of a key error to plate three in the top of the seventh. Pinch hitter Sara McCarty led off the inning with a single up the middle. Mackenzie Hill added a bunt single and Emily Fleischman sacrificed both runners into scoring position. Hailey Wilson grounded to short, but the Centenary shortstop threw wild to allow the tying run to score and put runners on the corners. Rebecca Berreth singled in the go-ahead run, but a throwing error allowed the third run to score.

A catch by junior right fielder Mallory Ford and a frozen rope to freshman Kylie Bradley gunned down Berreth trying to tag up and score.

Freshman Nichole Aldridge (7-6) took the loss in the circle for Centenary, allowing eight hits and four runs (two earned) in a complete game loss.

The Ladies brought the winning run to the plate with two outs when senior Emily Sexton struck out, but reached on a wild pitch. and freshman Nikki Greer was hit by a pitch. However, a flyout ended the game and gave Tigers’ reliever Katie Castillon her second save of the year.

Kaci Wellik (7-3) threw six innings in the win for Trinity, surrendering four hits and two runs while striking out eight. Wellik helped her own cause with a solo home run in the fourth.

Game one saw Centenary tie the game in the fourth at two, but Trinity scored a pair in the top of the seventh for the win.

Down 2-0 in the bottom of the second, the Ladies manufactured a run to cut the deficit in half. Moran hit a bunt single to begin the inning, was sacrificed in the next two at-bats to move to third, and scored on a wild pitch.

 In the fourth, Mixon singled with one out, moved to second on a ground out, and scored on sophomore Haley Miller’s RBI double down the right field line. However, Miller (1-2) allowed two runs in the seventh in the circle for the Ladies for the loss.

In the complete-game loss, Miller surrendered 10 hits and four runs (two earned).

Trinity scored a pair in the seventh. After two infield singles to begin the inning, both runners moved into scoring position on a sacrifice. The Tigers hit their third infield single of the inning that scored a run, but the runner at second scored on a throwing error the push the Trinity lead to two.

Centenary was retired in order in the bottom of the seventh.

Delphina Morales (3-2) took the win in the circle for the Tigers, allowing six hits and two runs.

Centenary wraps up the series with Trinity with a doubleheader tomorrow beginning at 4 p.m.