@CentreCSoftball Drops SAA Rubber Match to Warriors
CONWAY, Ark. (CentreColonels.com) - The Centre softball team fell to host Hendrix by a score of 7-1 in Sunday's Southern Athletic Association (SAA) rubber match between the two teams.
The Colonels (3-7, 1-5 SAA) struck first in the opening frame off a sacrifice fly by senior first baseman Jessika Young (Leitchfield, Ky.).
Unfortunately for Centre, that's all the Colonels would be able to muster on the day. Hendrix (7-5, 2-4 SAA) plated a pair of runs in the bottom of the first before extending its lead to 5-0 after two frames.
Junior Erika Brewer (Frenchburg, Ky.) was tagged with the loss for Centre, gave up five runs on eight hits in two innings of work. Senior Elysse Petrie (Danville, Ky.) pitched four innings in relief for the Colonels, giving up two runs on three hits with three strikeouts.
Freshman right fielder RileyAnne Sharpe (Huntsville, Ala.) went 3-for-4 on the day to pace the Colonels' offense, in addition to scoring Centre's lone run in the contest.
The Colonels return to action Wednesday, March 8 for the 2017 home opener in Danville with a double header against Wilmington (Ohio) beginning at 5:30pm EST.