CONWAY, Ark. – After falling 8-0 in six innings of game one, the Ladies Softball team won a wild second game, 9-8, in nine innings as Centenary (3-8) split a doubleheader at Hendrix (10-3) Sunday afternoon, March 10.
Tied at five after eight innings, the Ladies scored four runs in the ninth to knock off the Warriors in game two. Junior Kaitlyn Price began the inning with a single and advanced to second on senior Margeaux Smith's infield single. Junior Ashley Albright walked to load the bases before senior Wendy Gillet's single pushed across a run. Senior Sydney Hurley drove in another run to put Centenary up a pair. After a strikeout, junior Haley Campbell hit a fly ball that was deep enough to score the third run of the inning on a sacrifice fly. However, the leftfielder dropped it to allow Gillet to score.
The Warriors made things interesting with three runs in the bottom of the ninth, but senior Amberlee Nix got a groundout to record her first save of the season.
Gillet opened the scoring in the first with an RBI double, while Smith, Albright, and sophomore Becca McGough added RBI singles in the second, fifth, and sixth. Gillet added another RBI hit in the seventh.
Smith finished the game 4-for-4 from the plate with four runs scored and an RBI. It was the third time a player in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference a player scored four runs in a game in 2019. Gillet went 3-for-4 with three RBI's and a run scored.
Senior Nichole Aldridge (1-3) picked up the win in the circle, allowing four hits and four runs in three innings of work. Nix, who started the game, picked up a save, allowing five hits and three runs in six innings of work.
Down 5-2, the Warriors scored three runs in the seventh to send the game to extra innings. With two outs and a runner at third, Taylor Oglesby hit an RBI double. After a walk put the tying run on base, Jaydan Hunt doubled to left center to tie the game. However, a popup ended the inning and sent the contest to extra innings.
Hunt led the Warriors offensively with two hits in four at-bats, adding four RBI's. Emily Stockalper (3-2) took the loss in relief, allowing four hits and four runs (three earned) in two innings of work.
In game one, Hendrix scored three runs in the first and eventually won 8-0 in six innings. Hunt led off the bottom of the first with a single and advanced to third on Stockalper's double. Karli Sewell cleared the bases with a single and scored on Laura Mortan's double.
Hunt, Sewell, and Mortan also had a pair of hits while Sewell drove in four. Stockalper picked up the complete game shutout in game one, allowing four hits in six innings of work.
Freshman Hannah Scoggin (2-1) picked up the loss in the first game, starting the game and giving up four hits and three runs without recording an out.
Centenary returns to action Wednesday, March 13, with a doubleheader at Louisiana College. First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m.