Softball Takes Doubleheader from Trinity in San Antonio
Sophomore Wendy Gillet adds four RBI's with three two-out hits in the doubleheader.
Softball Takes Doubleheader from Trinity in San Antonio
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Centenary (LA) (7-12)
Trinity University (9-14)
3/25/2017 | San Antonio, Texas | Attendance: 101
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Win: Nichole Aldridge (6-6) 10.092008
Loss: Katie Castillon (6-6) 10.0103212
Anna Dunn (CENTSB) 412100
Wendy Gillet (CENTSB) 412110
Cassie Gonzales (CENTSB) 402100
Rebecca Berreth (TUSB) 502100
Danielle Ruiz (TUSB) 512000

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – On the heels of taking an exciting 3-2, 10-inning affair in game one, the Ladies took advantage of six Tigers’ error to score six runs in the first three innings and held on for the 7-4 win in game two as Centenary (8-12, 5-1 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference) swept a doubleheader from host Trinity (9-15, 2-8 SCAC) Saturday afternoon, March 25.

With the international tie-breaking rule being invoked in the 10th frame of game one, the Ladies bats made sure it did not matter. Junior Kelsey Ancelot was placed on second and moved to third on a sacrifice bunt. After a groundout to the left side failed to score the runner, junior Anna Dunn came through with an RBI double down the leftfield line. Sophomore Wendy Gillet followed with a huge two-out, RBI single up the middle – a theme she continued throughout the day – to give the Maroon and White a 3-1 advantage.

After the Ladies took the lead, Trinity had the same chance with a runner placed on second. Following a popped-up bunt, Rebecca Berreth singled to centerfield to score a run. However, a fielder’s choice and another pop up ended the ballgame and gave Centenary its first extra-inning win in five tries this season.

Sophomore Nichole Aldridge (6-6), who threw the final 2.1 innings for her second save of 2017 in game two, threw a complete game and allowed nine hits and two unearned runs with eight strikeouts.

Leading the Ladies from the plate was Dunn, Gillet, and sophomore Cassie Gonzales, who each went 2-for-4. Dunn and Gillet both had a run scored and an RBI, while Gonzales added an RBI.

Both teams managed their lone runs of regulation in the second inning. In the top of the second, Gillet doubled, was sacrificed to third, and scored on Gonzales’ double. Trinity answered in the bottom of the frame when Danielle Ruiz doubled and scored off a throwing error on a sacrifice bunt attempt. However, Aldridge kept the run unearned with two strikeouts and a pop up.

Katie Castillon (6-6) took the loss for the home team in game one, allowing 10 hits and three runs (two earned) with two strikeouts in the complete-game loss.

In game two, both teams scored a run in the first, but Centenary answered with two runs in the second and three more in the third. With one out in the second, a walk to freshman Ashley Albright and an error on a sacrifice attempt put runners on the corners with one out. Sophomore Payton LeBlanc walked to load the bases, and junior Haley Miller singled to shortstop to put the Ladies up one. A fielder’s choice forced the runner out at home to put two down; however, Gillet came through with a two-RBI single to put Centenary up 4-1 after two innings.

In the third, Gonzales walked, was sacrificed to second, and scored on a throwing error by the shortstop. Ancelot stole second, advanced to third on a flyout, and scored on another Tigers’ miscue.

Freshman Kristyn Peacock extended the lead to seven on an RBI double in the top of the fifth.

Sophomore Mackenzie Stewart (1-1) picked up her first collegiate win of the season and the second of her career in the day’s finale. Stewart allowed five hits and three runs and one walk in 4.1 innings pitched. Gillet led Centenary from the plate by going 2-for-4 with three RBI’s.

Down six, Trinity cut the deficit in half with a three-run fifth. With one out, Mackenzie Hill doubled and advanced to third on Rylie Goldwait’s bunt single. Hailey Wilson singled to load the bases, and Berreth singled to score a run and move everyone up a base. After a strikeout, Adrienne Edwards hit a two-out, two-run double. However, Aldridge came in and got an infield popout to end the Tiger’s threat.

Katie Glomb (3-9) took the complete-game loss for Trinity, allowing five hits and seven runs (three earned).

The Ladies go for the sweep against the Tigers with a doubleheader Sunday, March 26. First pitch from San Antonio is set for noon.