Ladies Win Wild Game 1, Lose in Heartbreaker in Game 2
Sophomore Anna Dunn hit back-to-back RBI doubles in game one.
Ladies Win Wild Game 1, Lose in Heartbreaker in Game 2
Sunday, April 3, 2016
Schreiner (4-23, 2-14 SCAC)
Centenary (17-18, 6-14 SCAC)
4/3/2016 | Shreveport, La. | Attendance: 137
Win: Margeaux Smith (1-0) 3.041111
Loss: Jessica Vrana (2-13) 3.111000
Sydney Christopher (SCH-SB) 514000
Anna Dunn (CENTSOFT) 422210
Michelle Tasin (CENTSOFT) 412200
Lauren Beadle (CENTSOFT) 402100

SHREVEPORT, La. – The Ladies used a walkoff wild pitch to win 8-7 in game one, but the Mountaineers used the longball to take game two, 5-3, as Centenary (17-19, 6-14 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference) split for the second-straight day against Schreiner (5-23, 3-13 SCAC) Sunday afternoon, April 3.

It was the home finale for the Ladies, who finished 10-8 on the year in Shreveport. It was the most home victories in seven years.

Down 4-2 in the bottom of the fifth, Centenary rallied for a trio of runs to come all the way back from a 4-0 deficit to take a 5-4 lead. In the frame, freshman Kylie Bradley and sophomore Anna Dunn hit back-to-back doubles to cut the deficit to one. After a groundout moved Dunn over, an infield single by sophomore Michelle Tasin tied the game. A walk and a single by freshman Lauren Beadle would have loaded the bases, but the Mountaineer defense threw home on the thought Tasin was going to try to score. The ball got away and allowed the go-ahead run to score for the Ladies.

Schreiner retook the lead the next half inning with a pair of runs, but the Maroon and White scored a pair in the bottom of the frame. Dunn hit her second-straight RBI double in as many innings and a sacrifice fly by senior Emily Sexton gave Centenary back the lead heading to the seventh.

Besides Dunn’s pair of hits, Tasin added a pair of base hits with two RBI’s and a run scored. Beadle tallied two hits and an RBI. Freshman Margeaux Smith picked up the win in her first decision of the season in relief, allowing four hits and a run in pitching the final three innings.

Smith came on in the seventh and put the go-ahead runs on in scoring position with no outs. However, a game-tying groundout, an out at the plate on a fielder’s choice back to the pitcher and a groundout kept the score tied at seven.

The Mountaineers put two on with one out in the ninth, but an interference call and a groundout ended the frame.

In the bottom of the ninth, it looked as if the Ladies would be retired in order for the third-straight inning with a chance to walkoff. However, Tasin hit an infield single and was lifted for pinch runner, junior Lizzie Moran. A stolen base, an advance on an errant throw, and a wild pitch ended the first game.

Sydney Christopher had four hits in five at-bats, but she only scored a run for the visitors. Leadoff hitter Nichole Schoenherr had three hits, including leading off the game with her first home run of the season. Relief pitcher Jessica Vrana (3-13), who recorded the complete-game win in game two, allowed only one hit in 3.1 innings of work in the loss in the circle for the Mountaineers in game one.

Schreiner used the longball in game two for the 5-3 win. Sydney Christopher hit a two-out two-run home run in the first. Centenary cut the deficit to 4-3, but Koral Riggs added a solo blast in the top of the sixth.

Down by four for the second time in as many games, the Ladies cut it to one in the bottom of the third. Sophomore Haley Miller singled to right and swiped second when Schreiner slow played the ball. Moran added an infield single to put runners on the corners. Bradley drove in the first run of the game with a single as Moran replaced Miller at third. A throwing error by the pitcher allowed Miller to score and Bradley move to third and junior Mallory Ford to second.

Schreiner got an out at the plate on a fielder’s choice, but a Tasin sacrifice fly cut the deficit to three. The Ladies put the tying runs in scoring position with two outs in the seventh, but a pop out ended the game.

Miller went 3-for-3 with a run scored and her first triple of the season. Freshman Nichole Aldridge (8-12) took the complete-game loss in the circle, allowing nine hits and five runs.

Vrana took the win with seven hits and three runs (one earned) for Schreiner in game two.

The Ladies take nearly two weeks off before ending the regular season with four games at Austin College April 16 and 17 for a spot in the SCAC Tournament.