NACOGDOCHES, Texas — The Stephen F. Austin Ladyjack softball team will try to get back on track Wednesday with a non-conference match-up against Centenary College. The game with the Ladies is scheduled to get under way at 4 p.m. from SFA Field.
SFA is reeling after being swept in a three-game series at UT Arlington over the weekend. The broom job gives the Ladyjacks four straight losses, one game shy of matching the season-worst five-game skid they started the year with. SFA's four-game slide comes on the heels of the Ladyjacks' season-best seven-game win streak.
That streak started with SFA's 7-2 win at Centenary on March 24. The Ladyjacks put up a run in each of the first four innings before breaking the game open with a three-run fifth frame. Kendal Harper went 2-for-4 with a double and a triple, leading an effort that saw six of SFA's nine hits go for extra bases. Bethany Brown and Ashley Struchtemeyer each homered in the game. SFA used all three of its pitchers in the contest with Angela White throwing three-and-two-thirds innings in relief to pick up the win.
The Ladyjacks are 20-12 on the year and enter the week second in the Southland Conference with a 13-5 league record.
Centenary is 9-24 overall and 3-12 in Summit League play. The Ladies bring a five-game losing streak to Wednesday's meeting and have lost 14 of their last 15 contests, dating to March 17. Centenary bats .219 as a team and brings a 5.31 team ERA to the contest.
Following Wednesday's game, SFA will return to Southland play with a three-game weekend series against Southeastern Louisiana.