Razorbacks Sweep Series From Gents With 15-3 Win
Wednesday, March 17, 2004

Fayetteville, Ark.—The Arkansas Razorbacks pounded out 15 runs on 19 hits to complete a series sweep of the Centenary Gents with a 15-3 victory Wednesday afternoon. Arkansas improved to 14-6 overall, while Centenary dropped to 7-11 with the loss.

Daryl Maday (3-0) earned the win after throwing four innings of shutout ball. Maday allowed just two hits in notching his third win of the season. Kevin Cassidy (2-3) took the loss for the Gents after giving up six runs, all earned, on 10 hits in six innings of work. Cassidy also walked one and struck out four.

Arkansas jumped on the scoreboard in the second inning on Devin Day's two-run home run to left field. It was Day's first home run of the season and it came with Brady Toops aboard.

Centenary mounted its best scoring threat on Maday in the fourth inning. A single and two hit-by-pitches loaded the bases with one out. Maday got Jared Vincent to pop up to first for the second out and then got Jordan Standefer to fly out to right to end the inning without a runner crossing the plate.

The home team scored seven more unanswered runs to take a 9-0 lead before the Gents got on the board. Centenary ended the shutout bid when David Kiefer doubled home Jacob Willett and Blake Adkison in the top of the eighth inning. Vincent then singled home Kiefer to make it a 9-3 game.

The Razorbacks answered the Gents' runs in the bottom half of the inning. Dugger doubled home Rowlett for a 10-3 lead and later scored on a single to left by Hamblin for an 11-3 lead.

Still in the eighth, Toops doubled to center with the bases loaded to increase the Arkansas lead to 13-3. Day then followed with a single to shallow left for a 14-3 lead. A ground ball double play by Bridges plated the sixth run of the inning and gave the Hogs a 15-3 win.

Centenary will host Texas College in a single game on Friday at 4 p.m. before facing #1 LSU in the Christus Schumpert Fair Grounds Classic at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.