#18 Centenary Drops Season Finale to Dallas in Extras, 4-3
Sophomore Jackie Allen threw eight innings but received a no decision.
#18 Centenary Drops Season Finale to Dallas in Extras, 4-3
Sunday, April 24, 2016
#18 Centenary (26-11, 10-8 SCAC)
Dallas (12-28, 8-10 SCAC)
4/24/2016 | Irving, Texas | Attendance: 207
Win: Luciano Villanueva (3-3) 1.120000
Loss: Dakota Brown (2-2) 1.131010
Colten Maples (CENTBASE) 513100
Cole Wessling (UDBASE) 503000

IRVING, Texas – Senior Dakota Brown was the hard-luck loser in extra innings for the second-straight day as #18 Centenary (26-11, 10-8 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference) fell in 4-3 in 10 innings to Dallas (12-28, 8-10 SCAC) in the baseball regular season finale for both teams Sunday, April 24.

Like the loss in Saturday’s first game, the Gents were trying to play catchup all game. Down 2-0 entering the third, a walk to sophomore Nicholas Delaneuville and freshman Cameron Guin, while junior Michael Schimpf was hit by a pitch, loaded the bases. Freshman Colten Maples singled to cut the deficit in half and sophomore Chris Zapata tied the game on an RBI groundout, but a strikeout and a caught stealing at home plate kept the game tied.

Sophomore Cole Lavergne added a sacrifice fly in the top of the sixth for the brief Gents lead, but Mark Peterson led off the bottom of the inning with a home run  off of Centenary sophomore starter Jackie Allen to tie the game at three.

Neither team managed a run in the next three innings, and the contest went to extras.

With one out in the 10th for Dallas, Mark Resnick reached on an infield single and went to second on the error. Hits by Avery Arnold and JP Fasone ended the game for the Crusaders second extra-inning victory of the weekend. Brown (2-2) took his second loss of the weekend, allowing three hits and an unearned run.

Maples led the Gents from the plate with a 3-for-5 effort with a run scored and an RBI. Allen started for the Maroon and White, allowing 11 hits and three runs (two earned) in eight innings of work.

Dallas jumped on top with a pair of runs in the first. With one out, an error allowed Fasone to reach and opened the flood gates. Thomas Martin, Zach San Roman and Luciano Villanueva all singled to drive to put the home team up 2-0 off of Allen.

Villanueva (3-3) took the win in relief for the Crusaders, allowing two hits in 1.1 innings of work. He relieved Brian Donley, who allowed four hits and three runs in 8.2 innings of work.

Centenary returns to action against second-seeded Trinity in the SCAC Baseball Tournament Friday, April 29 in Seguin, Texas. First pitch time is to be determined.