Gents Close Out Home Schedule With 3-1 Series Victory Over Valpo
Sunday, May 7, 2006

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Box Score - Game 2
Box Score - Game 3
Box Score - Game 4

Justin Huff

Tim Ryan

Kris Calhoun

Cam Feightner

Matt Clark

SHREVEPORT – Playing or completing three separate games in one day, the Centenary baseball team laid claim to a series victory over visiting Mid-Continent Conference foe Valparaiso with two wins and a loss.  The Gents finished Saturday’s rain suspended game with a 6-5 victory followed by a come-from-behind 4-3 win in the bottom of the ninth.  Valpo took home the final game 10-6 to stop a potential sweep by the Maroon and White in the final home series of the 2006 campaign.


Outfielders Justin Huff and Tim Ryan both went .500 on the day, each scoring twice and driving in three runs with one double.  Ryan’s two-RBI single with two outs in the bottom of ninth capped the Gents 4-3 comeback victory.


Kris Calhoun (4-3) earned the win in the suspended game, shutting down the Crusader (13-28, 5-10 Mid-Con) offense to allow an extra-inning Gent rally capped by Jimmy Baker drawing a walk with the bases loaded for the victory.  Calhoun tossed two innings, one on Saturday and one on Sunday, striking out three in the win.


The first full game saw a pitcher’s duel between Centenary’s Matt Clark and Valpo’s Kyle Obenauf, though neither hurler was credited with a decision.  Clark tossed seven innings of seven hit ball allowing three runs, only two of them earned.  He struck out five before being relieved by Cam Feightner (4-2), who eventually picked up the win. 


Obenauf went eight strong innings, allowing just one run on five hits while fanning nine.  He was replaced in the ninth by Derek Smith (1-2) who allowed three runs, though none earned, on four hits.


Playing first base in the game, Justin Darr led the way with a 3-for-4 performance with a pair of runs.  Huff would add a pair of base knocks while scoring the game-winning run.


The final match-up saw costly errors help sink the Gents (21-26, 9-9 Mid-Con) hopes for a series sweep.  Centenary committed two errors, including one that scored a pair with the bases loaded in the loss. 


Matt Webb had a solid 3-for-4 showing with a double and two runs scored while Huff, Alex Maldonado, and Nate Santiago each added a pair of hits.  Huff and Maldonado also both drove in a pair of runs.


Feightner was credited with the loss as a platoon of six Centenary pitchers closed out the series.  Calhoun made his third appearance of the weekend, striking out five in 3 1/3 innings of work.


The Gents next play an exhibition game against the Shreveport Sports minor league baseball team on Tuesday at Fair Grounds Field.  Centenary then travels to close out their Mid-Con slate against Oakland in Rochester, Mich.