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Busy Weekend Awaits Gents and Ladies
Sophomore Ashley White will join an elite group of Ladies gymnasts Saturday when she takes the floor on her first rotation.
Busy Weekend Awaits Gents and Ladies
Friday, April 1, 2016
East Texas Baptist (16-9)
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#16 Centenary (19-6)
4/1/2016 | Shreveport, La. | Attendance: 157
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Win: Holden Novak (5-2) 8.053255
Loss: Ernest Perez (7-2) 5.066531
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Dylan Sumpter (ETBU) 513200
Michael Schimpf (CENTBASE) 411110
Colten Maples (CENTBASE) 411100
Aaron Quintanilla (CENTBASE) 301100
Cole Lavergne (CENTBASE) 411100
Dakota Brown (CENTBASE) 411000
Scott Dwyer (CENTBASE) 101000
Ian Graham (CENTBASE) 101110
Softball will recognize senior Emily Sexton following the doubleheader against Schreiner on Saturday. Sexton leads the SCAC in runs (31) and is second in stolen bases (23).
Softball will recognize senior Emily Sexton following the doubleheader against Schreiner on Saturday. Sexton leads the SCAC in runs (31) and is second in stolen bases (23).

SHREVEPORT, La. – It will be a busy weekend as baseball, softball, gymnastics and tennis all compete this weekend.

 

On the Diamond at Shehee Stadium

The #16 Centenary baseball (18-6) takes a break from non-conference play with a three-game series with regional rival East Texas Baptist (16-8). The Gents kickoff the busy weekend with a single, nine-inning game against the Tigers Friday, April 1, at 6 p.m. Both teams will play two, nine-inning contests tomorrow beginning at 1 p.m.

The Gents, who are in the midst of a 10-game homestand, are 12-3 in non-conference play this season, including 6-1 at home. That includes a 9-5 win against LeTourneau on Tuesday, March 29, and an 8-0 win against the then-17th ranked UT-Tyler on Wednesday, March 2.

This weekend’s series will be the battle of small ball against big hitters. Centenary sits eighth in the nation with 34 sacrifice bunts, and second with 51 hit by pitches. Freshman Colten Maples is fifth in the nation with 11 sacrifice bunts, while senior Dakota Brown sits third with 12 hit by pitches.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, East Texas Baptist leads the nation in both total home runs (39) and home runs per game (1.63).

Live stats are available by clicking here. Live video will be available here.

 

Softball

The Ladies softball team will finish up home play this weekend with a critical, four-game series with Schreiner. The winner of the series will have a leg-up on making the 2016 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament later this month in San Antonio.

Centenary (15-17, 4-12 SCAC) currently sits in a tie for fifth with Austin College (13-15, 3-9 SCAC). Schreiner (3-21, 1-11 SCAC) currently sits last in the seven-team conference.

After the second game of Saturday, the Ladies will celebrate the career of senior Emily Sexton. From Shongaloo, Louisiana, and a transfer from Bossier Parish CC, Sexton has been a fixture at the top of the line-up for the Ladies for the 2016 season. She also easily leads the conference in runs (31) and is second in stolen bases (23). She ranks 37th in the nation in stolen bases per game (0.74) and 163rd in runs (1.0 average per game).

For her two-year Centenary career thus far, Sexton has played in 62 games with 60 starts. She holds a .279 batting average (48-for-172) with 42 runs and has swiped 32 bags in 35 attempts.

Emily has been a tremendous asset to the success of the softball program at Centenary College," said head coach Mark Suire. "We would like to thank her for her dedication and leadership during her playing days. We wish her the best of luck in her furture endeavors, as we know that she will represent herself and the Centenary family in a first class manner."

A criminal justice and history major with a minor in psychology, Sexton is the daughter of Gary and Ann Sexton. Emily is just happy she gets to live her dream to play college softball.

Live stats are available by clicking here.

 

Gymnastics

It will be a big weekend for sophomore Ashley White, as she becomes just the fourth Ladies gymnast (for the fifth time) to attend an NCAA regional. She will rotate with Arkansas, one of the teams expected to finish in the top two to qualify for the NCAA championships. White is the only NCAA Division III gymnast to qualify for NCAA postseason competition in the all-around.

White and Arkansas begin the meet on floor.

To read more about her selection, click here.

To watch a video interview with KTBS, click here.

Find the Iowa City Regional page here (which includes four links for video on each separate apparatus).

Live Updates

Video:

* Main Cam

* Vault

* Bars

* Beam

* Floor

 

 

Tennis

After taking off spring break, the 0-10 Centenary men’s and women’s teams will return to action Saturday, April 2, at noon in a showdown at fellow SCAC-member Austin College. First serve is set for noon.