Ladies Softball Holds on for Doubleheader Split at Hendrix
Junior Anna Dunn hit the first Ladies home run of the season in game two.
Ladies Softball Holds on for Doubleheader Split at Hendrix
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Centenary (LA) (2-9)
Hendrix (8-5)
3/12/2017 | Conway, Ark. | Attendance: 0
Centenary (LA)1100010382
Win: Stephanie Combs (1-0) 3.041102
Loss: Mackenzie Stewart (0-1) 4.2127713
Cassie Gonzales (CENTSB) 413000
Bryanna Carlisle (HENDRIX) 413100
Karli Sewell (HENDRIX) 303400

CONWAY, Ark. – The Ladies held on for their third win of the season, knocking off the Warriors in the second game of a doubleheader as Centenary (3-9) fell in game one, 7-3, the Hendrix (8-6) before rebounding for an 8-6 win in game two Sunday afternoon, March 12.

Junior Anna Dunn added an RBI single in the first and a two-run home run in the seventh inning of game two for the Ladies. She finished the game 3-for-4 with a double, her first round-tripper of the season, three runs scored, and three RBI’s.

After Centenary fell in game one, the Maroon and White struck for three in game two. Sophomore Cassie Gonzales led off the game and advanced to second when freshman Kaitlyn Price walked. Dunn hit a one-out single to score the first run. Price and Dunn both scored when Hendrix made a key two-out error.

With one on and one out in the fourth, Dunn doubled to put a pair in scoring position. A groundout scored the fourth Ladies run of the game. The Ladies pushed the lead to 6-1 in the fifth. Dunn stole second with two outs and scored on junior Michelle Tasin’s second double of the day. Senior Mallory Ford hit into an error to allow Tasin to score.

Dunn added a two-run home run in the top of the seventh, the first round-tripper of the season for the Ladies. While Centenary led 8-1 at the time, it needed the runs as the home team struck for five in the bottom of the seventh.

Sophomore Nichole Aldridge (3-4) took the win in the circle, throwing six innings and allowing 10 hits (four in the seventh) and six runs (five earned) while striking out four and walking one. Entering the game with the bases loaded and three-runs scored and no outs in the seventh, sophomore Makenzie Stewart picked up the save, allowing one hit and one walk.

Down seven entering the bottom of the seventh, Hendrix struck for six and had the winning run on base. Hannah Billings singled, Aubrey Brink was hit by a pitch, and Victoria Hughes singled up the middle to begin the inning off Aldridge. Stephanie Combs and Karli Sewell both singled in a run, and an RBI error cut the Ladies lead to four.

The inning continued with Stewart taking the circle for Centenary, giving up an RBI single, sacrifice fly, and a walk to reload the bases at 8-6. However, she induced a pop out and a ground out to end the game.

Emily Stockalper (5-3) took the loss for Hendrix, throwing all seven innings and allowing eight hits and eight runs (five earned) while striking out three.

Centenary took 1-0 and 2-1 leads in game one, but Hendrix scored six runs in the first four innings in the four-run win. Sophomore Wendy Gillet hit a sacrifice fly in the first inning, while junior Haley Miller added a sacrifice fly in the second.

The Ladies scored their final run in the sixth when Dunn hit a two-out single and scored on Tasin’s double.

Stewart (0-1) took the loss in game one, allowing 12 hits and seven earned runs in 4.2 innings. Tasin went 2-for-3 with an RBI and run scored.

Hendrix scored two runs in each of the second and third to take the lead for good. In the second with one out, Taylor Oglesby walked and went to second on Brink’s single. A fielder’s choice produced no outs and loaded the bases. Bryanna Carlisle singled and a sacrifice fly by Sewell gave the Warriors a 3-2 lead.

In the third, Nikki Sanders singled and scored on Stockalper’s double. A wild pitch and a groundout opened up the 5-2 lead for the home team.

Sewell had three hits in as many at-bats with four RBI’s for Hendrix, while Stephanie Combs (1-0) took the win in relief, allowing four hits and one run in three innings of work.

Centenary plays its final non-conference, regular season doubleheader Tuesday, March 14, against in-state rival Grambling State. First pitch in Grambling, Lousiana, is scheduled for 1 p.m.