SHREVEPORT, LA — For the second consecutive day, Schreiner softball and Centenary split a doubleheader. The Ladies won the first game in nine innings, 8-7, before SU rallied with a 5-3 win in the series finale.
The first game had a promising start for the Mountaineers with four runs crossing home in their first at-bat. Junior Nichole Schoenherr led off the game with her first collegiate home run. Consecutive singles by sophomores Samantha Cordon, Sydney Christopher and Lori Espinoza loaded the bases with one out. Freshman Alyssa Maki and Alyssa Reyes each stroked an RBI groundout and the final run came home on an error.
CC rallied with two runs off starter Espinoza to cut SU’s lead in half. Three more runs came home for the Ladies in the fifth before SU responded with two runs to retake the lead.
In the top of the sixth, sophomore Daneece Stewart started a two-out rally with a walk. Junior Sam Hernandez recorded a single to move Stewart into scoring position and Schoenherr brought her home. Two runs by Centenary in their half again put SU on the verge of defeat but Cordon led off with a single and Christopher moved her to third with a double. Sophomore Jess Vrana’s groundout scored Cordon and the game progressed to extra innings. Three frames later, CC ended the contest with an unearned run.
Espinoza went the first 5-1/3 innings and Vrana went the rest of the way in relief. Christopher reached base four times (all hits) and Cordon had three hits.
The second game had Vrana in the circle and she again pitched well. She threw all seven innings and allowed just two earned runs for the win.
Offensively, the Mountaineers scored two runs in the first inning when Christopher launched a home run which also brought home Schoenherr. In the third inning, SU took the lead for good with two more runs. Five straight singles (freshman Kaycee Govett, Cordon, Christopher, sophomore Koral Riggs and Vrana) scored Govett and Cordon and gave SU a lead that Vrana & Co would not relinquish. Christopher and Riggs had two hits and two RBIs in that game.