Montferrat rips two homers, nine RBIs
Centenary takes two shutout wins by combined 25-0 score
HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. -- Sophomore Cara Montferrat hit two inside-the-park home runs and recorded nine RBIs and senior Kristin Durborow and freshman Meagan Madsen each pitched a complete game shutout as Centenary defeated Colonial States Athletic Conference foe Rosemont 8-0 and 17-0 on Wednesday at Legion Field.
Montferrat finished the day 5 for 5 with a walk, a hit by pitch and five runs, along with the two home runs and nine RBIs. Junior Jen Vasta hit 4 for 6 with two runs and two RBIs and fellow classmate Caitlin Veverka went 3 for 5 with two walks, seven runs, one triple and two RBIs. Freshman Katie Ciecwisz batted 3 for 6 with one run, two doubles and four RBIs.
Centenary’s two pitchers were almost unhittable, as Durborow gave up just one double and Madsen allowed two singles. Madsen had a perfect game going into the fourth before she walked Rosemont’s Kathryn Santoli, and her no-hit bid was broken up the next inning when Christa Bednarek singled. Each Centenary pitcher recorded nine strikeouts. For Madsen, the outing marked her second consecutive complete game shutout victory.
In the first contest, Veverka walked and Vasta singled to open the bottom half of the first and then Montferrat brought them both home with a two-RBI single. Centenary went on to score two more runs in the frame before going on to win in five innings 8-0.
The second contest started with a bang, as Centenary almost batted around twice in the first while scoring 13 runs. Montferrat hit an RBI single in her first appearance in the inning and then hit a three-run, inside-the-park homer in her second at bat in the frame. The sophomore added to her RBI total in the fourth inning with another inside-the-park home run, plating Veverka.