Split gives Hendrix 3-1 win in series vs. Centre

DANVILLE, KY ­— DANVILLE, Ky. – With a split of the double-header on Sunday, the Hendrix College softball team won three out of the four games in Southern Athletic Association play at Centre College.

The Warriors (7-3, 3-1) won the first game 7-6, but the Colonels (2-4, 1-3) took the finale 6-1.

In the first game, Michaela Larabee went 3-for-4 with two runs scored, a RBI and a double. Jill Sikes and Sydney Copeland also had two hits each. Merkin went 3-for-4 with three RBI for Centre.

Ashley Halbert (4-2) hung on for the win, giving up 12 hits, six runs and three walks while striking out five. Emily Meador (0-3) suffered the loss, allowing 10 hits, three earned runs and three strikeouts in 5.1 innings.

In the nightcap, Centre outhit Hendrix 11-6.

Halbert went 2-for-3 at the plate with a double. Ashley Christian was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and left fielder Alisha Russell had two hits and two runs scored for the Colonels.

Saturday, the Warriors swept the Colonels, 4-2 and 5-1.

Warrior senior pitcher Halbert struck out nine, giving up seven hits and two runs in seven innings to earn the win in the firt game.

Sophomore Lauren Whitby (2-0) earned her second win of the year in the second game, fanning three and allowing seven hits, one run and a walk.


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