Offensive Explosion Gives Softball Split against Trinity
Sophomore Anna Dunn hit her third home run of the season in game one.
Offensive Explosion Gives Softball Split against Trinity
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Trinity (14-7, 8-3 SCAC)
Centenary (10-11, 4-7 SCAC)
3/16/2016 | Shreveport, La. | Attendance: 117
Win: Haley Miller (2-2) 7.0115511
Loss: Katie Glomb (2-1) 2.125331
Hailey Wilson (TUSB) 422000
Rebecca Berreth (TUSB) 412100
Stephanie Crumrine (TUSB) 302300
Michelle Tasin (CENTSOFT) 212100

SHREVEPORT, La. – The offense exploded in game one and nearly capped a huge comeback in game two as Centenary (10-12, 4-8 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference) split with Trinity (15-7, 9-3 SCAC) Wednesday night, March 16. The Ladies won game one, 9-3, before falling 5-3 in nine innings in the series finale.

Down 1-0 in game one, Centenary took advantage of walks and a key error to jump out to a 3-1 lead after one. Two walks and a hit by pitch loaded the bases, and freshman Wendy Gillet singled to move everyone up a base and tie the game. After a fielder’s choice produced the second out, sophomore pitcher Haley Miller struck out swinging. However, the catcher dropped the ball and made a wild throw to first that allowed Gillet and sophomore Anna Dunn to score.

Miller (2-2), who allowed 11 hits and five runs in the complete game win, helped herself with a two-out, two-RBI single in the bottom of the third after Trinity tied the ballgame in the top of the inning.

Sophomore Michelle Tasin added an RBI single and Dunn smacked a three-run home run, her third of the season, in the bottom of the fourth to push the Ladies lead to 9-3.

Dunn went 1-2 from the plate for Centenary, but had three RBI’s and three runs scored. Gillet also went 1-for-2 with two runs scored and an RBI while Tasin had two hits in two at-bats with a run scored and an RBI.

Trinity made things interesting in the top of the seventh. With one out, four-straight singles produced a pair of runs. However, Miller forced a pair of groundouts as the Ladies won 9-5.

The Tigers’ 3-5 hitters combined to go 6-11 as Stephanie Crumrine drove in three while Hailey Wilson scored twice. However, the rest of the Trinity lineup was held to 5-for-20 from the dish. Katie Glomb (2-1) took the loss for Trinity, allowing only two hits but three walks with five runs (three earned) in 2.1 innings of work.

Game two saw little offensive production from the Ladies until a wild seventh inning. After Trinity pushed the lead to 3-1 heading to the bottom of the frame, it was Centenary’s turn for a big seventh inning.

Dunn led off the inning with a double, but had to stay at second due to a groundout to the left side. Junior Mallory Ford then hit a grounder to third, but the first baseman dropped the throw to put runners on the corners. Cassie Gonzeles added an infield single to cut the deficit in half and put the potential winning run on base.

Freshman Kylie Bradley singled, but Ford was thrown out at the plate. However, the winning runs moved into scoring position on the throw. An infield single by freshman Margeaux Smith tied the game, but a groundout sent the games to extras.

Both teams put runners on in the eighth, but another outfield assist to an out at home for Trinity sent the game to the ninth. There, Trinity’s Rebecca Berreth smacked a two-run home run, and the Tiger’s retired the side in order in the bottom of the ninth.

Both pitchers went the distance, as freshman Nichole Aldridge (7-7) allowed five runs (three earned) and 11 hits with seven strikeouts. Kaci Wellik (8-3) picked up the win for Trinity, allowing nine hits and three runs.

The win in game one was only Centenary’s second win against Trinity in 16 tries.

Centenary returns to action Sunday when it welcomes the University of the Ozarks to Shreveport. First pitch of the doubleheader is scheduled for noon.