Southwestern Defeats Centre in SCAC Softball Elimination Game
April 23, 2011
April 23, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — Southwestern scored six runs in the first inning and stayed alive in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Softball Championship with an 11-5 win over Centre in an elimination game.
The Pirates improved to 29-14 and advanced in the loser's bracket where they'll face Trinity in another elimination game tonight. Centre finished its season at 17-23.
Southwestern's Taylor Turpin led off the game with an infield single and moved to second on Jacqueline Rosson’s sacrifice bunt. Kaitlyn Pavlicek followed with an RBI single to right center. After Haley Hughes reached on a fielder’s choice, Kayla Irvin delivered a two-run homer to left.
Karen Ramirez then reached on a walk and Tessa Galloway on an error. Ramirez scored on Abigail O’Connor’s single to right center before Amanda Ambrose reached on an outfield error which allowed Galloway and O’Connor to score making it 6-0.
ï»¿The Pirates added one more in the fifth as Ramirez led off with a walk and Galloway followed with a bunt single. Both advanced on Ambrose's grounder and Ramirez came home on Turpin's bunt single in front of home plate.
Hughes walked in the sixth and Irvin followed with her second homer of the day to extend the lead to 9-0.
Centre kept the game alive with three in the sixth as Ashley Christian led off with a single and scored on Taylor Childress' double. Chelsea Benham reached on an error which allowed Christian to score. Benham stole second and moved to third on an error before scoring on Katie Martello's infield single.
The Pirates added two more in the seventh as Turpin led off with an infield hit and moved to second on a wild pitch. After Pavlicek singled, Irvin and Ramirez each hit run-scoring singles to push the lead to 11-3.
Centre countered in the seventh as Sara Hall had a pinch-hit single. Nicole Webb entered as a pinch-runner and moved to second on Christian's single. Both runners advanced on a wild pitch and scored on Regina Sena's single.
Southwestern totaled 15 hits with Turpin and Irvin leading the way with three each followed by Galloway, Pavlicek and O'Connor with two each. Irvin led the Pirates with four RBI. Martello and Christian each had two of Centre's seven hits.
Lyndsy Maus improved to 11-8 with the win, while Emily Meador dropped to 11-12.Back