Ladies pick up first win in Sunday split
Sunday, March 03, 2013 | by Nathan Yacovissi
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3/3/2013 | JACKSON | Attendance: 55
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PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Loss: Samantha Pow (0-0) 1.275320
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Nicole Warren (CC) 422000
Cadie Hancock (CC) 422401
Lynsi Unruh (CC) 402000
Erin Crites (CC) 402100
Kaytlin Burc (WEBSTER) 302200

JACKSON, Miss. – The Centenary softball team had a nice day, splitting two close games in day two of the Millsaps College Invitational. Cadie Hancock had a 4 RBI game in the first contest to lift the Ladies to their first win of the year 5-4 over Webster. Centenary (1-9) dropped game two verses Millsaps 7-6, allowing a walk-off in the 7th inning.

In game one, the Ladies struck first placing two runs across the plate in first inning. Hancock had her first of four runs driven in, with a single to score Nicole Warren. Three batters later, Erin Crites knocked a single of her own that plated Hancock.

After a scoreless bottom of the frame, Hancock smacked a three-run homerun to stretch the lead to 5-0 for the Maroon and White in the second. Webster answered with a pair of runs in the second and third innings, but Centenary held on to notch a victory.

A quartet of Ladies had two hits in the contest with Warren, Hancock, Lynsi Unruh, and Crites all having good games at the plate. Lauren Swift also recorded a hit in the win.

Unruh tossed 7.0 innings in the circle to pick up her first win of the year. She allowed three earned runs on four hits, walking one and striking out three in the complete game effort.

Samantha Pow took the loss for Webster, throwing 1.2 innings and allowing three earned runs on seven hits. Trisha Thomp also saw action in the circle, allowing no runs on two hits and struck out six in remaining 5.1 innings.

In game two, it was another quick offensive explosion with a four-run, second inning for the Ladies. Lindsey Sconce got hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to plate Swift for the first run. Jessica McDonald then reached on an error to score Unruh. The big inning concluded with an Emma Viskozki RBI single and Whitney Patterson RBI double that scored Crites and Sconce respectively.

Two of the Majors’ four errors helped the Ladies push that lead to 6-0 in the top of the third inning. Both runs were unearned, but McDonald did pick up an RBI on a single that brought Unruh home.

Millsaps chipped away with a pair of runs in the bottom of the frame, but a five-run seventh that concluded on an RBI walk-off single with the bases jammed by Kaitlyn Dole sent the Majors to a series weekend sweep.

Unruh started the game, tossing 2.0 of one hit ball in the circle while walking two. Sconce pitched the remaining 4.1 innings allowing seven runs on twelve hits and received the loss.

Emily Collin got the victory pitching a complete game of 7.0 innings and allowing three earned runs on nine hits. She walked three and fanned five.

Patterson and Viskozki had two hit days at the plate and each got an RBI. Warren, Swift, Unruh, Sconce, and McDonald also reached with base hits. The Ladies recorded a season-high for hits in both games picking up nine in each.  

Centenary returns home for a third doubleheader in as many days, hosting Evangel on Monday at 4 p.m.