April 30, 2006
The Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks put the wraps on their 2006 season Sunday with an 11-4 win over the Southeastern Louisiana Lady Lions. It was the fourth straight win for the Ladyjacks who finished the season with a 20-28 overall record and a 9-15 Southland Conference record. SLU finished the season at 10-35 overall and 6-20 in SLC play.
After the Lady Lions' Carolanne Wenisch hit a solo home run to put SLU up 1-0 in the top of the second, SFA struck back. With the bases loaded and two out, Sydney Davis hit a single to center field to score Crystal Garcia and Nicole Carter with Kim Daley advancing to third. Davis, however, got caught in a run-down between first and second for the third out of the inning.
SLU tied things up in its half of the fourth inning and would go up by one on Brooke Lockhart's solo shot in the fifth. The Ladyjacks answered with three runs of their own in the bottom half of the fifth. Garcia led off the inning with a double to right field and advanced to second when Daley was given the free pass to first. Carrie Woydziak then laid down a bunt to put Garcia across the plate and advance the runner to third. Boland and Higgs, pinch running for Daley and Woydziak respectively, then scored on Lee Lara's left field double to take the lead 5-3.
The Lady Lions answered back in the sixth to put themselves within one from SFA, but the Ladyjacks tacked on six more runs in the bottom half of the inning. With the bases loaded, Davis cleared the bases on a right field double to make the score 8-3, and later scored on a Woydziak double. Lara hit her second double of the game to send home Woydziak and then scored on Jessica Tullos' left center field single, to make the score 11-4.
Davis, a freshman from Tulsa, Okla., finished the day going 2-for-3 with a run scored and five RBI. Woydziak, Lara and Tullos each went 2-for-4 with Lara and Woydziak each having two RBI and scoring a run. Tullos also had an RBI.
Seniors Carter and Traci Moore pitched for the Ladyjacks giving up a combined six hits and striking out three.
The win was the fourth straight for SFA, who swept their second SLC series of the season.