Reflection On The Centenary Softball Team

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SHREVEPORT, La. – It is a critical weekend for the Centenary softball team (10-16, 7-5 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference) when it welcomes Southwestern (15-9, 8-2 SCAC) for a four-game set Saturday and Sunday, April 8-9. It is the final home games for the Ladies, and the team will celebrate senior day after the doubleheader Saturday
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Three to be Honored Saturday
Three players, seniors Mallory Ford and Lizzie Moran, as well as junior Michelle Tasin, will be playing their final home games in a Centenary uniform this weekend. They were an integral part of one of the greatest turnarounds in school history last season, helping the Ladies improve from seven wins in 2015 to 23 in 2016 – the third-most increase in wins in NCAA Division III
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In two seasons and 51 games played heading into the weekend, she has 41 hits and has batted .283. Last season, she finished fifth on the team with a .310 batting average.
A psychology major at Centenary, Ford plans to work for her family’s business until she can find a teaching and coaching job. She wants to thank my family and Jessica for so much support and for coming to every game for the past five years. She also wants to thank Heather for bettering me as a softball player, and helping me be the best I can be.
The other Ladies softball senior and only four-year player is Lizzie Moran. A .283 lifetime hitter with 62 hits, she batted .308 last season and led the team in sacrifice bunts. She has 47 runs, 21 RBI’s, and 29 stolen bases for her career. In 2015, batting .302 with 13 hits, 14 runs, and 8 RBI’s, was named All-Conference honorable mention.
A geology major at Centenary, she plans to get her real estate license and then attend the University of Louisiana at Lafayette to further her education in petroleum engineering. A two-time member of the Dean’s list, Moran volunteers her time at the Port City Cat Rescue in
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