Senior night proves memorable for Centreville Academy’s 2008 class

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 11, 2007

CENTREVILLE — Before Centreville Academy’s final home game of the regular season, the Lady Tigers’ four seniors, Amber Addington, Amber Brown, Emily Gaulden and Erin Gaulden, were honored on senior night.

Then there was the matter of Centreville trying to keep alive its hopes of winning the MPSA District 5-AA championship. Emily Gaulden pitched another gem Monday night and then scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning as the Lady Tigers defeated the Silliman Institute Lady Wildcats 2-1.

The game went to the international tie-breaker rule after the game ended in a 1-1 tie after six innings. Silliman failed to score in the top of the seventh, leaving Centreville with an opportunity to win the game in the bottom of the seventh.

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Emily Gaulden started on second base and went to third on a sacrifice bunt by Katie Vine with one out. Emily Vine then ripped a single to bring in Gaulden for the winning run.

The game was a good pitching duel between Gaulden and Silliman pitcher Catherine Sagrera. Sagrera did her part to keep the Lady Wildcats in the game by limiting a good-hitting Lady Tigers team to just four hits.

“Both of them pitched very well,” Centreville head coach Mark Mann said. “We made three real fine defensive plays in the outfield. They made three or four good plays in the infield and two in the outfield.”

Centreville (21-7, 7-1) scored the game’s first run in the bottom of the third inning. Addington, who has struggled at the plate at times during the season, led off with a single, stole second, stole third and scored on an overthrow.

“Anytime Addington gets to first on a single or a walk, she can turn it into a triple. She’s that fast,” Mann said.

Silliman tied the score at 1-1 in the top of the sixth when Kaitlyn Palermo hit a lead-off single, stole second, went to third on a sacrifice bunt and scored on a single by Castello.