April 8, 2006
After defeating the Nicholls State Colonels in the first half of Saturday's twin bill, 4-1, the Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks could not make a come back after giving up an early 5-0 lead and lost the second game, 5-1, at Hoya Field.
In Game 1, the Ladyjacks scored early, putting a run across the plate in the bottom half of the opening inning when Carrie Woydziak scored from third on a Lee Lara sacrifice hit.
SFA added an insurance run in the third inning when Sydney Davis led off with a double down the left field line and scored on Woydziak's single to right field. After stealing second and advancing to third on a balk by the Colonels' pitcher, Woydziak crossed the dish on a sac bunt hit by Lara to give the Ladyjacks a 3-0 lead.
Nicholls State would put a run on the board on Leah Patterson's home run over the left field wall. That was only one of three hits allowed by SFA pitcher Traci Moore.
In the Colonels' half of the sixth inning, Kodi Butler hit a one-out double to right field and advanced to third on a wild pitch thrown by Moore. Patterson then flew out to right field and SFA's right fielder Nicole Carter gunned down Butler at the plate for the third out of the inning.
The Ladyjacks added a run in the sixth inning when Crystal Garcia, who came in to pinch run for Jessica Tullos, scored the final run of the game from third base on a single by SFA catcher Kim Daley to give SFA the win, 4-1.
Woydziak went 1-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI. Moore pitched her second complete game in four games, walking two and striking out two in seven innings pitched.
In the second half of Saturday's twin bill, Nicholls State scored four runs on three home runs to take a 4-0 lead. In the fifth, the Colonels hit back-to-back doubles to make the score 5-0.
In the bottom of the sixth inning with a Garcia on second, Daley attempted to bunt, but Garcia left the base early and was called out and Daley was called back to the plate. On the very next pitch, Daley sent the ball sailing over the left field wall to put the Ladyjacks on the board, 5-1.
The Colonels would plate two more runs in the sixth inning to make the score, 7-1, and that was the final score after uneventful Ladyjack sixth and seventh innings.
Debra Boles made the start from the mound for SFA and suffered the loss after giving up five runs on five hits. She struck out four in 4.1 innings of work.
The split moves SFA's overall record to 13-21 and 5-9 in SLC play while the Colonels move to 15-22 on the season and 8-9 in conference action.
SFA and Nicholls State will close out the series Sunday at noon from Hoya Field at the Nacogdoches Baseball Park.