Centreville wins duel on mound

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 21, 2007

CENTREVILLE — Just two days after going undefeated in the Silliman Tournament Centreville was back on the field Monday afternoon against Oak Forest.

The reunion was a quick one for the two teams who faced each other Saturday in the opening round of the tournament. The Lady Tigers advanced with a decisive 13-0 win over the Lady Yellow Jackets from Amite, La.

The rematch on Monday, however, resulted in a pitcher’s duel as Centreville held on for a hard-fought 2-1 win over Oak Forest to remain undefeated in MPSA District 5-AA action.

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Emily Gaulden got off to a rough start on the mound for Centreville as she gave up one run on a walk and back-to-back singles in the top of the first inning. After that, she dominated Oak Forest batters as she pitched six shutout innings and allowed just two more hits while finishing with seven strikeouts.

Centreville (12-4, 3-0) scored its two runs in the bottom of the first. Leadoff hitter Amber Brown was hit by a pitch and stole second base. Sherrie Daniel sacrificed Brown over to third base and Brown scored on a passed ball. Erin Gaulden, who went 2-for-3, doubled to bring in Daniel with what turned out to be the game-winning run.

A. Bush did her part to keep Oak Forest in the game as she didn’t allow Centreville to score the rest of the game. She gave up six total hits and struck out three.