CONWAY, Ark. – The Ladies dropped their final game of the day to host Hendrix (5-1), 4-1, but Centenary (1-6) came back to defeat Westminster (0-2) 4-1 in game one of the Hendrix Spring Fling in Conway, Arkansas, Sunday afternoon, February 24.
Down 1-0 in the second against Westminster, the Ladies scored two in the second and two in the third to take the lead. In the second, sophomore Erin Lewis and senior Cassie Gonzales singled with one out. After a flyout, a drop fly ball emptied the bases and turned a one-run deficit into a one-run lead.
In the third, freshman Teri Johnson reached on an infield single. Junior Haley Campbell followed with a single, but an error allowed Johnson to score. After a pair of walks loaded the bases, a single by Gonzales put the Ladies up three.
Johnson and Gonzales both tallied a pair of hits and one run scored. Gonzales also added an RBI to lead the Ladies offensively.
Meanwhile, freshman Hannah Scoggin (1-0) picked up a complete-game win, allowing seven hits and only one run. After allowing three hits and a run in the first inning, only one Blue Jay advanced into scoring position.
Westminster scored its lone run in the first. Two singles to leadoff the inning put a pair on base, but Centenary recorded a pair of outs. However, a two-out double by Madison Washington put the Blue Jays up 1-0.
Madison Ingram (0-1) picked up the complete game loss, allowing six hits and four runs (one earned) in seven innings of work.
In the second game of the day, the Warriors scored one run in each of the first two innings to take a 2-0 lead. However, Centenary cut the lead in half in the fourth. Johnson led off the inning with a single and was sacrificed to third. She scored on senior Wendy Gillet's double.
Hendrix scored two insurance runs off of senior Amberlee Nix in the fifth. Karli Sewell reached on an error for the Warriors to begin the inning and was sacrificed to second. A double by Taylor Oglesby put Hendrix back up three. After an infield single put runners on the corners, the runner at first got caught in a rundown to allow Oglesby to score.
Nix (0-3) took the loss for Centenary, allowing nine hits and four runs (two earned) in five innings of work. Hailey Johns (2-0) picked up the win, allowing two hits and one run in four innings. Savannah Draud threw the final three innings and allowed only two hits for the save.
The Ladies Softball team returns to action in more than a week when it takes on SUNY Oneonta for a doubleheader Monday, March 4. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.