Gents Split Double-Header with UConn
Saturday, March 19, 2005

Files associated with this release:
Box Score - Game 1
Box Score - Game 2

SHREVEPORT – The Centenary and Connecticut baseball teams combined for 52 hits in two games as they split the opening doubleheader of their three-game series at Shehee Stadium.  The Huskies won the first game 11-4 and the Gents responded with a 10-2 victory in game two.


The Gents scored a trio of runs in three separate innings to pick up their eighth win of the year.  David Kiefer and Alex Valdivia each collected three hits in the game, while Kiefer scored three times.  Jonathan Ahearn knocked in a game-high three RBI.


Sophomore pitcher David McElroy (4-0) produced another quality start for the Gents (8-10).  After giving up an early run in the first, the righty settled down to allow just one more run the entire game.  He struck out three in eight and a third innings.


The first game was full of back-and-forth action as the Huskies (10-4) took a two-run second inning lead, only to it erased by solid play at the plate by Jonathan Colgin and Ahearn.  Colgin’s leadoff double, his fifth of the season, sparked the two-run rally capped by an infield RBI single by leftfielder Jared Vincent.


Centenary added another pair of runs in the fourth as Valdivia hit a two-out screamer up the middle with men on second and third.  Alex Moldonado and Vincent scored on the play.


The Huskies put themselves up for good in their next trips to the plate, drawing a leadoff walk and putting men in scoring position on the ensuing at-bat.  A UConn single up the middle drove the runners in, followed by a double that would be eventually be the game-winning RBI.


J.C. Biagi (1-2) picked up the loss in his third start of the season.  Colgin and Kiefer each hit safely twice.


The Gents and the Huskies finish the series with a rubber match at Shehee Stadium tomorrow at 11 a.m.