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Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Techsters make questionable decision

If there wasn't bad blood between the Centenary and Lousiana Tech softball teams, there may be now.

The father of Ladies outfielder Lauren Flowers passed away this past weekend, so Centenary coach Mark Montgomery loaded up a van load of Ladies and drove to San Antonio on Tuesday for the funeral. Before going, he called Lady Techsters coach Sarah Dawson and asked that the Wednesday's secheduled game between the two clubs be moved or canceled. Dawson refused, despite Montgomery giving three alternatives for a make-up date.

That meant that the Ladies, who were due to arrive back in Shreveport at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, had to be in Ruston at 6 p.m. for the game, which the Techsters won 6-4. The Ladies had to leave immediately after the game for the long drive to Indianapolis for key weekend Mid-Con series with IUPUI.

In the spirit of sportsmanship, you'd have thought Dawson would have made a different decision.


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