Baseball Wraps up Conference Slate with Road Trip to Southwestern
Thursday, April 13, 2017
#7 Centenary (La.) (27-6, 13-3 SCAC)
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Southwestern (18-15, 7-6 SCAC)
4/14/2017 | Georgetown, Texas | Attendance: 307
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Win: Kaleb Kirk (7-3) 9.0411111
Loss: Will Preston (0-3) 5.053355
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Chris Zapata (CENTBB) 514401
Cameron Cooper (SU) 302100

GEORGETOWN, Texas – The Diamond Gents wrap up Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference play when #6 Centenary (26-6, 12-3 SCAC) visits Southwestern (18-14, 7-5).

 

Live Video | Live Stats (Game 1, Game 2, Game 3)

 

Quick Look, SCAC Tournament

Both Texas Lutheran and Centenary, who have played three more SCAC games than the rest of the conference, have clinched a spot in the conference tournament.

What is at stake in terms of the SCAC Tournament seed and Regular Season Championship is pretty straight-forward. The Gents magic number is 1 to clinch a top-two seed and be the home team in their first game if the SCAC Tournament (needing to win one SCAC game or Texas Lutheran to lose a game). To clinch the top seed, as well as a share of the Regular Season Conference Championship, the Gents magic number is two (needing any combination of two SCAC wins and Texas Lutheran losses).

Finally, the Maroon and White clinch the SCAC Regular Season Championship outright with any combination of three SCAC wins and Texas Lutheran losses. However, the Gents are on their own this weekend as the Bulldogs are off this weekend from conference play.

The bottom three seeds could make for a wild two weeks left of conference play. Southwestern, sitting third at 7-5, can make a lot of noise. They are only two games in the loss column behind the Gents and host Centenary this weekend. Southwestern is one game behind Texas Lutheran in the loss column, but travel to Seguin in the regular season finales.

Trinity currently holds the final seed and is three losses behind the Gents. However, the Tigers final six games are all against teams who are currently 3-9 in SCAC play.

In summary, Centenary wins one game this weekend and they will be a top-two seed in the SCAC Tournament. If the Maroon and White take 2-of-3, they have guaranteed themselves at least a share of the Regular Season Title and the top seed. If the Gents sweep Southwestern, they will capture the outright SCAC Regular Season Title.

 

Character and Community

Congratulations to sophomore pitcher Matthew Devillier on being named the SCAC Character and Community Male Athlete of the Week.

 

Record Books

For single season, freshman Cody Crowder and senior Michael Schimpf are sitting tied for eighth (with five other players) in the single-season record book with four triples. Meanwhile, sophomore Matthew Devillier tied the single-season record for wins (nine) last weekend (and is tied with five Gents for the record), while junior Cole Lavergne’s five saves is third for the most in a single season (tied with six others).

Many Gents are also moving up on the career stats lists:

Batting Average

5.     Jim Kubik (1983-84) .380

6.     Michael Schimpf (2014-pres.) .365

7.     Sonny Gaea (1994-95) .363

Hits

1.     Tony Cardone (2001-04) 236

2.     Bobby Gilliam (2000-04) 226

3.     Michael Schimpf (2014-pres.) 206

4.     Ricky Slade (1978-81) 186

5.     Brian Stier (1992-94) 295

6.     Alex Maldonado (2005-08) 178

7.     Mitch Ashmore (1978-80) 177

8.     Andy Watson (1979-82) 171

9.     Aaron Quintanilla (2014-pres.) 169

10.     Jeff Schaffert (2009-12) 166    

Runs

1.     Bobby Gilliam (2000-04) 184

2.     Michael Schimpf (2017-pres.) 153

3.     Dennis Traynor (1989-91) 141

4.     Brian Stier (1992-94) 122

5.     Andy Watson (1979-82) 121

6.     Sonny Gaea (1994-95) 118

        Ricky Slade (1978-81) 118

        Aaron Quintanilla (2014-pres.) 118

Doubles

3.       David Turkoly (1994-97) 35

          Jeff Schaffert (2009-12) 35

5.       Chris Zapata (2015-pres.) 34

6.      Dustin Brandon (1996-97) 33

         Ricky Slade (1978-81) 33

         Cliff Shepard (2009-10) 33

 

9.      B.J. Grenda (2001-02) 32

         Alex Maldonado (2005-08) 32

...

       Michael Schimpf (2014-pres.) 31

       Aaron Quintanilla (2014-pres.) 30

Triples

1.     Dustin Brandon (1996-97) 8

        Mitch Ashmore (1978-80) 8

        Bill Schmidt (1977-78) 8

       Aaron Quintanilla (2014-pres.) 8  

       Michael Schimpf (2014-pres.) 8

6.     Jason Chick (2000-01) 7

        David Coss (1979-82) 7

        Larry Haas (1976-77) 7      

9.     Justin Huff (2006-07) 6

        Tim Ryan (2005-06) 6

        David Kiefer (2005-06) 6

        Nic Parrott (2011-14) 6

Total Bases

4.      Andy Watson (1979-82) 287

5.      Bobby Gilliam (200-04) 283

6.      Michael Schimpf (2014-pres.) 277

7.      Ken Kaveny (1991-92) 275

8.      Mitch Ashmore (1978-80) 270

9.      David Wyss (1991-92) 243

10.    Aaron Quintanilla (2014-pres.) 239

...

Chris Zapata (2015-pres.) 234

RBI’s

3.     Mitch Ashmore (1978-80) 134

4.     David Turkoly (1994-96) 119

        Chris Zapata (2015-pres.) 119

6.     Jeff Schaeffert (2009-12) 115

7.     Tony Cardone (2001-04) 113

8.     Alex Maldonado (2005-08) 112

9.     Ken Kaveny (1991-92) 110

        Andy Watson (1979-82) 110

        ...

11.   Aaron Quintanilla (2014-pres.) 108

Walks

8.     David Turkoly (1994-96) 89

9.     Mike Hainsfurther (1995-98) 88

10.     Michael Schimpf (2014-pres.) 87

Hit By Pitch

1.     Michael Schimpf (2014-pres.) 46

2.     Dakota Brown (2012-16) 37

3.     Marc Martinez (2011-14) 30 

Stolen Bases

4.     Patrick Beale (2002-03) 46

5.     Bill Schmidt (1977-78) 44

       Aaron Quintanilla (2014-pres.) 44

7.     Roy Gilbert (1986-88) 43

8.     Matt Webb (2006-07) 41

9.     Matt Creamer (2010-13) 40

10.   Dustin Brandon (1996-97) 37

        Michael Schimpf (2014-pres.) 37

Wins

3.     Ken Marks (1979-82) 20

        Justin Kraft (2008-11) 20

5.     Robert Lozano (1988-91) 18

        Kevin Cassidy (2000-04) 18

        Taylor Henry (2012-15) 18

       Kaleb Kirk (2015-pres.) 18

9.     George Fauber (1982-85) 16

ERA

2.     Charles Kirby (1974-76) 2.65

  1. Kaleb Kirk (2015-pres.) 2.83

 

Strikeouts

  1. Beau Broussard (1987-90) 155
  2. Kaleb Kirk (2015-pres.) 154

 

Next Up

Following the final SCAC series of the season this weekend, the Gents wrap up the regular season with a four-game series with Pelican-State rival Louisiana College. The Maroon and White play a doubleheader at Shehee Stadium Friday night (April 21) beginning at 4:30 p.m., followed by a doubleheader Saturday (April 22) in Pineville beginning at 1 p.m.