Archive for May, 2008

Lady Wildcats Finish Third in World Series

Monday, May 19th, 2008

SALEM, Vir. - Suzanne Gersich’s two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning lifted the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater to a 2-1 win over Louisiana College in the loser’s bracket final in the NCAA III World Series.  The loss gives LC (44-7) a third-place national finish, and ties this year’s LC team for 19th for most wins in a season in NCAA Division III Softball.

The game was a classic pitcher’s duel.  LC’s McCaslin Carson (18-4) and Whitewater’s Jessica Stang (18-4) went toe-to-toe for five innings.  In the sixth inning LC scratched across a run when Erica Harwell had an infield single and scored on McCaslin Carson’s double two batter’s later. 

Whitewater didn’t waste any time making their comeback as in the bottom of the sixth, Amy Gahl had a one-out double to start the Warhawk rally.  After a groundout moved Gahl to third, Gersich hit a home run to left center on the first pitch she saw, putting Whitewater up 2-1.  Stang made the lead hold up as she set down the Lady Wildcats in order in the top of the seventh inning.

Stang struck out 13 hitters and allowed only five hits.  Besides the sixth inning, LC’s best scoring opportunity to score came in the top of the fourth inning when the Lady Wildcats loaded the bases with no one out.  But Stang buckled down and struck out two consecutive hitters and coaxed a groundout to end the threat.

Carson threw six strong innings, allowing only four hits while striking out four.  Offensively, each of LC’s five hits came from five different players.  Shortstop Ashleigh Clement did reach base leading off each game of the series.

2008 Commencement to be held Sat., May 10th

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

 Pineville, LA.The Louisiana College Office of Academic Affairs proudly recognizes students who have completed all of the hours to receive an undergraduate degree.The one hundred and second convocation of Louisiana College will take place on Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. in Guinn Auditorium on the campus of Louisiana College. 163 students will be graduating.

“This year Louisiana College is honored to have Governor Bobby Jindal as the commencement speaker,” said Joe Aguillard, President of Louisiana College. “Governor Jindal is an eloquent and passionate speaker and a statesman who is bringing his message about positive change for our state; I know our graduates will never forget this experience.”

During the commencement, two Honorary Doctorates will be bestowed; an Honorary Doctorate of Laws to Governor Jindal and an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity to Thomas Charles French, Pastor of Jefferson Baptist Church in Baton Rouge.

For more information about the 2008 Graduation on the campus of Louisiana College contact the Office of College Communications (318) 487-7194 or (318) 542-8688 or by e-mail arobertson@lacollege.edu

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