Gents Split Doubleheader at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Saturday, April 1, 2006

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

Justin Huff

Robbie Knowles

Kris Calhoun

Nate Santiago

Tim Ryan

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Hot bats came alive for the Centenary baseball team as they combined for 27 hits while splitting a doubleheader with Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Saturday afternoon.  The Gents took the first game 9-4 before falling in the second 11-9.


Justin Huff connected for three doubles in the opener, scoring on all three trips to the base paths. Robbie Knowles and Matt Webb both added a pair of hits, including Webb’s third homerun of the season.


The Gents (12-15) put single runs on the board in the first two innings, scoring on a throwing error by the Islanders shortstop in the first and an error by their third baseman in the second.


A&M-Corpus Christi (12-19) plated a lone run in the third before taking the lead with a three-run fourth inning.


Centenary responded with a six-spot in the sixth, led off by Webb’s homer.  Back-to-back-to-back doubles by Jimmy Baker, Alex Maldonado, and Huff plated another run and loaded the bases after Alex Valdivia was hit by a pitch.  Robbie Knowles then singled home Maldonaldo, allowing Nate Santiago to bring home another pair with a ground-rule double.  Knowles scored on a passed ball the next at-bat to end the scoring explosion.


Kris Calhoun (1-1) picked up the win in the opener, tossing 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief.  Calhoun allowed a lone hit and no walks.


Scoring and hits came early and often in the second game, as Centenary outhit the Islanders 15-14.  A&M-Corpus Christi got to starter Jon Christian (2-2) early, plating seven runs in 2 1/3 innings off eight hits.  The Islanders scored a pair in the first, three in the second, and another pair in the third before Brandon Fulenchek took over for Christian.


Fulenchek gave up three runs on five hits in 3 2/3 innings of relief.  The junior southpaw struck out four and walked two.


Tim Ryan and Santiago each accounted for three Gent hits, while Knowles, Maldonado, and Torey Williams each added a pair. 


Third baseman Jimmy Baker knocked his third homerun of the year opposite field to right in the fifth.  Knowles drove in three runs for Centenary and Santiago a pair, while Maldonado and Ryan each scored twice.


The Gents and the Islanders tangle one more time to settle the series tomorrow at 12 noon.