Errors Costly in Gents Loss to UNI
Friday, February 18, 2005

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SHREVEPORT – On the heels of a momentum changing homerun to tie the game in the fifth, the Centenary baseball team committed three errors en route to a five run sixth to lose the opening game in their series with Northern Iowa 11-7.


Jonathan Colgin’s three-run shot in the bottom of the fifth knotted the score at five apiece, swinging the flow into the Gents (1-2) favor.  The rightfielder’s blast to sailed over the left field fence, scoring David Kiefer and Tim Ryan to bring the maroon and white back from a 5-1 deficit.  Kiefer drove in the first run of the inning with a chopper over the leaping Panthers (1-0) third baseman, scoring Alex Valdivia who walked and subsequently stole second.


The sixth didn’t start well for the Gents, as UNI’s leadoff hitter reached base after an error by starting pitcher Kris Calhoun.  Junior Chad Harper replaced Calhoun and struck out the first batter he faced before hitting the next batsmen to put two men on base.  Ryan Norman doubled down the left field line, scoring both runners as the ball got tangled in the bullpen.  Nick Cameron singled to center to drive in Norman from first, but was thrown out attempting to steal by Alex Moldonado.


After walking the next batter, Harper’s pickoff attempt was too wide for A.J. Howes to handle at first, advancing the runner to third.  Another double put the fifth run on the board, but Harper managed to strike out Andrew Farmer, who scored the inning’s first run, despite another error by the Gents infield.


Senior J.C. Biagi came in to finish the final three innings for the Gents, striking out seven while surrendering only one run.  Calhoun (0-1) picked up the loss in his second start for Centenary.


Tommorrow game is tentatively scheduled for 6:30 pm because of weather issues.  If the game cannot be played, there will either be a double-header on Sunday or back-to-back games on Sunday and Monday.  Check for the latest information.