Softball Drops a Pair to #4 Texas Lutheran
Friday, March 25, 2016

SEGUIN, Texas – After falling in game one, the Ladies were able to take a lead late in to game two, but the home team scored seven in the final two innings as Centenary (14-14, 4-10 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference) dropped a pair to #4 Texas Lutheran (22-1, 10-0 SCAC) 8-0  in six innings and 7-1 Friday afternoon, March 25.

In game two, after both teams failed to score in the first three innings, Centenary struck in the top of the fourth. Freshman Wendy Gillet doubled and advanced to third on sophomore Raney Bryant’s single to put runners on the corners. A successful double steal put the Ladies on the board.

In game one, Mixon and junior Lizzie Moran had the lone hits for the Maroon and White.

Sophomore Haley Miller (4-3) took the loss in game one, allowing four hits and two runs in 2.2 innings of work. Freshman Nichole Aldridge (7-8) took the complete-game loss in the nightcap, allowing eight hits and seven runs (six earned) with two strikeouts in six innings of work.

With the Ladies up 1-0 in game two, the Bulldogs managed four runs to take the lead. Heather Hummel was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning, stole second and moved to third on an error. A Nicole Snow sacrifice fly tied the game. A walk and single put two on, but Aldridge got a pop out to put two away. Both runners on base moved up on a stolen base and Grace Estes emptied the bases with a single. She stole second, advanced to third on an error and scored on Megan Armistead’s single.

Kirsten Whiteside added an RBI single while Brayden Pinckard drove in a pair with a single for the final 7-1 margin in game two.

Amanda Lochte (7-1) picked up the win, allowing three hits and one run with four strikeouts in five innings of work. Veny Pizana threw two scoreless innings for her first save of the year.

In game one, the Ladies issued 14 walks in the loss. In the first, Estes singled, was sacrificed to second, moved to third on a flyout and scored on a two-out single. In the second, Kaymee Gooden led off the inning with a home run.

With the Bulldogs up 5-0 in the sixth, seven walks issued by freshman Kelcie Bourgeois led to three Texas Lutheran runs without a hit to end the game. Estes went 2-for-3 with two runs scored while Taylor Yancey went 2-for-3 with two RBI’s.

Taylor Grissom (8-0) toed the circle for the complete-game win for the home team in game one, allowing two hits in six innings of work.

Centenary and #4 Texas Lutheran concludes the series tomorrow with a double header beginning at noon.