#16 Gents Outslug Schreiner to Complete Sweep
Junior Michael Schimpf extended his hitting streak to 14 games.
#16 Gents Outslug Schreiner to Complete Sweep
Sunday, March 20, 2016
#16 Centenary (17-3, 6-0 SCAC)
Schreiner (5-18, 0-6 SCAC)
3/20/2016 | Kerrville, Texas | Attendance: 225
Win: Dakota Brown (2-0) 5.231104
Loss: Montana Hammack (3-2) 4.078321
Cameron Guin (CENTBASE) 513300
Aaron Quintanilla (CENTBASE) 413400
Dakota Brown (CENTBASE) 513200
Ian Graham (CENTBASE) 503300
Connor Ver schuur (SCHBSB) 412000
Richie Laurin (SCHBSB) 402300

KERRVILLE, Texas – Through the first five Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference games of the season, the Gents have not trailed. When the Maroon and White fell behind for the first time in the month of March Sunday, the Gents answered that question in quite an offensive explosion.

Trailing 6-5 after three innings, the Gents outscored the Mountaineers 11-1 over the final six innings as #16 Centenary (17-3, 6-0 SCAC) knocked off Schreiner (5-18, 0-6 SCAC) 16-7 in the series finale Sunday afternoon, March 20.

Down 6-5 after three innings, a pair of unearned runs put Centenary up for good. Junior Scott Dwyer reached on an error and was sacrificed to second. Junior Michael Schimpf walked, and freshman Colten Maples was hit by a pitch to load the bases. With two down, freshman Cameron Guin singled to put the Gents in the lead for good.

Centenary scored another run in the fifth and four in the sixth to blow the game open. With a runner at third in the fifth, sophomore Ian Graham provided the two-out RBI. In the sixth, a single, walk and sacrifice put a pair in scoring position. Junior Aaron Quintanilla drove home both runners with a single, and two walks loaded the bases with two down. Graham added a bunt single and Schimpf drove in a run on a hit by pitch as Centenary led 12-6.

The Maroon and White added a pair of runs in the top of the seventh, while Schreiner added a lone tally in the bottom of the inning. Centenary added a pair in the ninth for the final nine-run margin.

Meanwhile, senior Dakota Brown (2-0) got the last out in the third inning and held Schreiner to only one run in 5.2 innings to allow the Gents time to rally. For his second win of the weekend, Brown allowed only three hits and one run with four strikeouts in relief of sophomore Jackie Allen. Allen allowed seven hits and six runs (four earned) in 2.2 innings of work.

From the plate, Brown went 3-for-5 with a run scored and two RBI’s. Schimpf added two hits and three runs to extend his hitting streak to 14 games. Guin and Quintanilla both added three hits and a run scored. Quintanilla drove in four runs, while Guin plated a trio of runs.

Schreiner scored three runs in both the first and third innings to hand Centenary its first deficit of SCAC play. In the first, with two down and the bases loaded, a costly Gent error scored a pair. Richie Laurin added an RBI single to cut the Maroon and White lead to one.

Schimpf tripled and scored on a sacrifice fly in the second, but Schreiner scored three to take the lead in the third. Three-straight singles cut the deficit to one, and a sacrifice put the go-ahead run in scoring position. Laurin grounded out to tie the game, an error extended the inning, and Ben Benavides put the Mountaineers in the lead with a single.

Laurin led Schreiner from the plate with two hits and three RBI’s. Connor Ver Schuur also added two hits and a run scored. Montana Hammack (3-2) took the loss for the Mountaineers, allowing seven hits and eight runs (five earned) in four innings of work.

Centenary returns to action Friday for a big Easter series with #2 Trinity. The Gents and Tigers play one game Friday and a pair on Saturday. First pitch on Friday night, March 25, is scheduled for 6 p.m.