Gents Take Two From Chicago State
Saturday, April 29, 2006

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

Tim Ryan

Kris Calhoun

Jimmy Baker

Cam Feightner

David McElroy

CHICAGO – Looking to keep in the hunt for a Mid-Continent Conference tournament bid, the Centenary baseball team took another step in the right direction by sweeping a doubleheader against Chicago State 17-8 and 13-10.  The Gents collected 29 hits in the contest, led by a career day by Tim Ryan with eight hits, six runs, and 11 RBI.


Ryan increased his season batting average to .391 with a 5-for-6 performance in the opener, including a trio of doubles, and a 3-for-5 showing in the seven-inning night-cap.  The senior lefty also drove in seven runs in the first game, crossing the plate three times.


The Gents (18-25, 6-8 Mid-Con) jumped to a 6-1 lead in the first four innings of game one before the Cougars (4-33, 0-10 Mid-Con) answered with four in the fifth.  Centenary would respond emphatically with a nine-spot in the sixth to put the game out of reach.


Kris Calhoun (3-3) picked up the victory for the Gents after relieving Brandon Fulenchek in the fifth.  Fulenchek has continued to pitch well throughout the season though, allowing just three earned runs in 4 2/3 innings while striking out four.


Juniors Jimmy Baker and Justin Darr each added three hits in the opener, both driving in a pair of runs.  Torey Williams added two RBI, as did freshman Robbie Knowles on a pair of hits.


Nate Santiago scored four runs in the game while Baker, Knowles, and Alex Maldonado each crossed the plate twice.


The nightcap saw Centenary squander a 7-0 lead before rallying in the top of the seventh for a 13-10 victory.  Chicago State scored all 10 runs in the fourth, fifth, and sixth innings before a Gents four-spot put them ahead for good.


Cam Feightner (3-1) picked up the victory after coming on in relief in the sixth.  Regular starter David McElroy earned his first collegiate save with a scoreless performance to close out the victory.


Ryan would add another four RBI in the game on three hits, matching the three base knocks by Santiago.  Baker would score four times after drawing three walks and picking up a hit.