Gents Snap Losing Streak, Sweep Doubleheader Against Alcorn State
Friday, March 17, 2006

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

Torey Williams

Cam Feightner

Matt Webb

Jon Christian

SHREVEPORT – The Centenary baseball team snapped their nine-game losing streak in dramatic fashion, winning both their games of a doubleheader against Alcorn State with walkoff hits in the Gents last at-bats.  The Gents took the first game 6-5 in the bottom of the ninth before winning the nightcap 5-4 in the extra eighth inning of the scheduled seven-inning contest.


Torey Williams ended the first contest on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth to score Tim Ryan and give the Gents (9-11) the win.  Williams collected a pair of hits in the game, and four on the day, while driving in a pair of runs and scoring twice.


Alcorn State (12-7) jumped on the board in the first inning, plating a run on starting pitcher Kris Calhoun with a pair of hits for the early lead.  The Gents would respond with three runs in the next two innings, and match the Braves run-for-run in the fifth to hold serve.


The Braves would put another pair on the board in the seventh, knotting the game at 5-5 with a two-out, two RBI double to left field.  Cam Feightner (1-1) would come in for the Gents to right the ship, striking out five batters in the next 2 1/3 innings for the win.


In the nightcap, ASU put two runs on the board in the first by taking advantage of three David McElroy walks to take the lead.  Catcher Alex Maldonado would help cut the danger by throwing out two Braves in the frame, and three total on the day.


Centenary had four runners cross in the second thanks to five consecutive singles by the bottom of the order.  A sacrifice fly by Ryan and an RBI single by Matt Webb finished the inning’s output. 


Webb, Williams, Justin Huff, and Robbie Knowles each collected a pair of hits in the nightcap while Webb’s double down the left field line in the eighth sealed the win for the Gents.  Webb also tied a Centenary record for hit by pitches in a game with three in the series opener.


Jon Christian (2-0) picked up the win by tossing two innings of no-hit ball in relief.


The Gents and Braves meet for a final game of the series tomorrow at 12 noon.