2006-07 Baseball News
RSS Feeds RSS
June 20, 2007
The Centenary baseball team adds another arm for the 2008 season, signing Bellevue Community College's Chris LaLonde to a National Letter of Intent.
May 26, 2007
Centenary Special Reports
May 26, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score 2007 Mid-Continent Conference Baseball Championship Runners-Up                     MACOMB, Ill. -- The magical journey of the Centenary baseball team (28-31) ended Saturday, as the Gents fell 9-1 in the championship game to Oral Roberts (40-15) in the 2007 Mid-Continent Conference Baseball Championships, played at Boyer Stadium, on the campus of Western Illinois University. Falling for the second time in program history to Oral Roberts in the championship game, Centenary became only the second No. 4 seed to advance to the championship game under the current tournament format. The Gents entered the championship game as the underdog, facing the nine-time defending Mid-Con champions in the Golden Eagles. Building off of the team’s two victories over Western Illinois and Valparaiso Friday, Centenary bonded together over the final few weeks of the 2007 season to reach Saturday’s title game. The day started promising for Centenary, as the leadoff hitter in both the first and second innings got on, both advancing into scoring position. Unfortunately for the Gents, junior infielders Teddy Saenz (San Jose, Calif.) and Cameron Penney (Valley Center, Calif.) were both stranded at second, unable to put Centenary on the board due to multiple pop flies in the first two innings. Leading 1-0 after two, Oral Roberts scored four runs in the third inning to take a 5-0 lead on Centenary. ORU junior outfielder and first team All-Mid-Con selection Brendan Duffy led off the third drawing a walk on four-straight pitches by Centenary starter Johnny Noland (Aliso Viejo, Calif.) , later scoring on a sacrifice fly by Golden Eagles designated hitter Brian Van Kirk. The big hit for ORU came on a Pat Warfle three-run homer to left, extending what was a 1-0 lead heading into the inning to five runs. Noland was strong over his first two innings, inducing fly balls to get out of jams. The jun
May 25, 2007
Centenary Game-by-Game Results
May 25, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score Links associated with this release: Live Scoring Jeremy Sheehan pitched eight innings to earn the win Friday MACOMB, Ill. -- Junior pitcher Jeremy Sheehan led Centenary (27-30) to a 9-3 win over Western Illinois (31-26) Friday in Game 3 of the 2007 Mid-Continent Conference Baseball Championships, played at Boyer Stadium, on the campus of WIU. With the Gents advancing to play the loser of Oral Roberts/Valparaiso in Game 5 of the tournament Friday at 4:30 p.m., Sheehan went eight innings in Friday morning’s win, allowing 10 hits and striking out five. Strong over eight innings, Sheehan, a native of Bonner Springs, Kan., captured his second win this season at Boyer Stadium over Western Illinois, also earning a 5-0 victory against the Leathernecks April 28. "Basically I just wanted to go out there and win," Sheehan said following the win. "We needed a win and that’s all I wanted to do. Help us (Centenary) get further in the tournament." Eight of the nine Centenary starters got hits in Friday’s win, as Centenary scored in six of the eight innings. Eliminating the tournament-hosts Leathernecks from the Mid-Con Baseball Championships, Friday’s game was set for an early morning, 10 a.m. start. Despite the early start, Centenary jumped on Western Illinois early, scoring four runs over the first three innings to take a 4-1 lead. In the bottom of the first with two outs on the board, Centenary seniors Justin Darr (The Woodlands, Texas) and Matt Webb (Blue Springs, Mo.) extended the inning by drawing walks to put runners at first and second. Fellow-senior Justin Huff (Beaumont, Texas) came up big with a two-out hit to center, scoring Darr and giving the Gents the early lead. After junior Teddy Saenz (San Jose, Calif.) hit an RBI-triple to right center to score Alex Maldonado (Whittier, Calif.) in the second, the Gents added two more runs in the third to lead 4-1 on the No. 2-seeded Leathernecks. Huff recorde
May 25, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score Links associated with this release: Live Scoring (Championships) Official Tournament Bracket Watch Live Tournament Action Will Kaage led the Gents to the championship game Saturday MACOMB, Ill. -- Centenary (28-30) advanced to the 2007 Mid-Continent Conference Baseball Tournament Championship Game, defeating Valparaiso (22-34), 6-1, Friday at Boyer Stadium. The Gents face Oral Roberts in the championship game Saturday at 11:30 a.m. Facing Oral Roberts in the championship game for the second time in program history, Centenary will be making its second appearance in the title game in the last three seasons. Behind the pitching of senior Will Kaage (Burlington, Wash.) and solid defense by the infield, Centenary built a 3-0 lead against the Crusaders in the second elimination game Friday. Despite carrying a 3-6 record in Friday afternoon’s start against Valparaiso, Kaage dug deep to record one of his best starts of the season. Allowing three hits over the first five innings, Kaage stranded four Valpo runners with an aggressive approach on the mound. "I was pitching with a little bit of a chip on my shoulder because it could possibly be my last start," Kaage said. "The team played awesome behind me." Limiting Valparaiso, which registered 20-plus hits against Western Illinois Thursday, to just five hits, Kaage gave credit to Gent catcher Alex Maldonado (Whittier, Calif.) for calling a great game. The senior right-hander said he kept Valpo offbeat the entire game, throwing off-speed and then throwing his fastball more for strikes. Centenary took a 3-0 lead in the fifth, with the scoring started by senior Justin Huff (Beaumont, Texas) , who got on by an error by Valpo shortstop Jeff Rickert. With the bases loaded, Huff hit a roller to Rickert, which was eventually fumbled, resulting in Calvin Sanchez (Santa Cruz, Calif.) scoring from third. The next batter following Huff, senior Justin Darr (The Woodlands, Texas) responde
May 24, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score Senior Nate Santiago led Centenary with three hits in Thursday's loss MACOMB, Ill. -- Centenary (26-30) dropped its first game of the 2007 Mid-Continent Conference Baseball Championship, falling to No. 1-seeded Oral Roberts (38-15), 20-0, in Thursday’s tournament-opener. The wind seemed to be blowing out of Alfred E. Boyer Stadium Thursday afternoon, at least when Oral Roberts was up to bat as the Golden Eagles belted out four home runs in a blowout second inning. For the game, the Golden Eagles hit six home runs, racking up the largest shutout victory in Mid-Con Tournament history. Taking a 7-0 lead on the Gents in the second, Oral Roberts got home runs from Adam Younger, Brendan Duffy, Jake Kahaulelio and Chad Rothford in the inning to put Centenary behind the eight ball early. After Carter McQuigg and David Genao both reached on two errors by Centenary third baseman Teddy Saenz (San Jose, Calif.) in the second, Younger hit a three-run shot over the wall in left-center to give ORU a 3-0 lead. Both McQuigg’s and Genao’s play occurred with one out on the board, resulting in zero of the seven runs scored by the Golden Eagles in the second being earned. The "white flag" was waved by the Gents the following inning, as ORU added seven runs in the third to take a 14-0 lead. Rothford hit his second home run of the game in the third, hitting a grand slam to right. The 6-foot-5, 250-lb. first baseman went 3-for-6 in the game with five RBI. Both Rothford and ORU second baseman Jake Kahaulelio had two home runs in Thursday’s blowout. Pitching behind a 14-run lead early, ORU starting pitcher Chance Chapman, the 2007 Mid-Con Pitcher of the Year, recorded his second combined shutout of the season Thursday. Chapman (8-1) pitched seven innings for his eighth win of the season, allowing six hits and striking out seven. Centenary starting pitcher Brandon Fulenchek (McKinney, Texas) struggled in the start Thursday
May 20, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score The 2007 Gent Senior Class Front Row (L to R): Nate Santiago, Justin Darr, Justin Huff Back Row (L to R): Coach Ed McCann, Will Kaage, Matt Webb, Brandon Fulenchek, David McElroy                       SHREVEPORT, La. -- On Senior Day at Shehee Stadium, it was a senior who led the Centenary baseball team (26-29, 9-11) to a 7-5 comeback victory over Oakland (20-24, 5-15) in the regular-season finale for the Gents Sunday. The comeback for Centenary could have been taken out of a storybook or copied from a movie. With one on and trailing by one in the seventh, Centenary senior outfielder Matt Webb (Blue Springs, Mo.) stepped up to the plate for one last swing, one final at-bat. As fellow-senior Justin Darr (The Woodlands, Texas) stepped away from first and the count full, Webb belted a two-run shot over the left-field wall at Shehee Stadium, with Oakland leftfielder Drew Jenison reserved to just watching the ball travel into the stadium parking lot. With Eddie Money’s "Take Me Home Tonight" echoing in the Shehee Stadium air, Webb crossed home plate, arms held high, as he just scored the game-winning run for the Gents. One of the leaders for Centenary in his senior season, Webb registered his career-high seventh home run of the season and first game-winning homer of his Gent career. Following Webb’s home run, freshman Dakota Robinson (Bossier City) locked down Oakland in the eighth and ninth innings for his third save of the season. With Centenary head coach Ed McCann not shy about putting the young left-hander in this weekend, Robinson pitched 7 1/3 innings in three appearances against Oakland, not allowing an earned run and striking out four. The Centenary rally Sunday was started in the bottom of the sixth. After allowing Oakland to score three runs in the top half of the inning, keyed by a Chad DiFranco two-run single to center field, Centenary scored thr
May 19, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score - Game 1 Box Score - Game 2 Jeremy Sheehan earned his seventh win of the year Saturday SHREVEPORT, La. -- Centenary (25-29, 8-11) punched its ticket to the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament with its sweep of Saturday’s doubleheader against Oakland (20-33, 5-14) at Shehee Stadium. The Gents earned a 5-1 win in Game 1 Saturday, coming back to win Game 2 by a score of 2-1. By way of its Saturday sweep of Oakland and Valparaiso’s three wins thus far this weekend against Southern Utah, Centenary is locked into the No. 4 seed in the Mid-Con Tournament, played Thursday to Saturday at Boyer Stadium, in Macomb, Ill. The Gents face 2007 Mid-Con Regular Season Champions Oral Roberts to start off play in next week’s conference tournament. Sweeping Saturday’s doubleheader after falling in the series-opener Friday showed what the Gents are truly made of, according to Centenary head coach Ed McCann . "I talked all year long about chemistry. These guys were so loose (prior to Game 1) and it speaks volumes about our kids and our program (earning the Saturday sweep)," McCann said. Leading the way for the Gents in Saturday’s sweep was the hitting of senior outfielder Justin Huff (Beaumont, Texas) and the pitching of starters Jeremy Sheehan (Bonner Springs, Kan.) and Will Kaage (Burlington, Wash.) , along with reliever Dakota Robinson (Bossier City, La.) . Huff led the Gents with three hits Saturday, registering four of the team’s seven RBI. Sheehan drew individual praise from McCann for his performance in Game 2. "Sheehan settled down after giving up the one run and he was the man," McCann said. "He dealt and located." Now in the conference tournament, the Gents prepare to celebrate the careers of seven seniors who play the final home game of their collegiate careers Sunday. As Centenary made the tournament for the fourth consecutive season, McCann said his team was playing for the seniors in Saturday
May 19, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score - Game 1 Box Score - Game 2 Jeremy Sheehan earned his seventh win of the year Saturday SHREVEPORT, La. -- Centenary (25-29, 8-11) punched its ticket to the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament with its sweep of Saturday’s doubleheader against Oakland (20-33, 5-14) at Shehee Stadium. The Gents earned a 5-1 win in Game 1 Saturday, coming back to win Game 2 by a score of 2-1. By way of its Saturday sweep of Oakland and Valparaiso’s three wins thus far this weekend against Southern Utah, Centenary is locked into the No. 4 seed in the Mid-Con Tournament, played Thursday to Saturday at Boyer Stadium, in Macomb, Ill. The Gents face 2007 Mid-Con Regular Season Champions Oral Roberts to start off play in next week’s conference tournament. Sweeping Saturday’s doubleheader after falling in the series-opener Friday showed what the Gents are truly made of, according to Centenary head coach Ed McCann . "I talked all year long about chemistry. These guys were so loose (prior to Game 1) and it speaks volumes about our kids and our program (earning the Saturday sweep)," McCann said. Leading the way for the Gents in Saturday’s sweep was the hitting of senior outfielder Justin Huff (Beaumont, Texas) and the pitching of starters Jeremy Sheehan (Bonner Springs, Kan.) and Will Kaage (Burlington, Wash.) , along with reliever Dakota Robinson (Bossier City, La.) . Huff led the Gents with three hits Saturday, registering four of the team’s seven RBI. Sheehan drew individual praise from McCann for his performance in Game 2. "Sheehan settled down after giving up the one run and he was the man," McCann said. "He dealt and located." Now in the conference tournament, the Gents prepare to celebrate the careers of seven seniors who play the final home game of their collegiate careers Sunday. As Centenary made the tournament for the fourth consecutive season, McCann said his team was playing for the seniors in Saturday
May 18, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score Cameron Penney had three hits in Friday's game against Oakland SHREVEPORT, La. -- A three-run eighth inning led Oakland (20-31, 5-12) to a 5-2 victory over the Centenary baseball team (23-29, 6-11) Friday at Shehee Stadium. In a must-win weekend for teams in the Mid-Con, the three runs by the Golden Grizzlies in the eighth were a result of an untimely error by Centenary that would’ve gotten the Gents out of the inning unscathed. With two outs and runners on the corners in the eighth, an Andy Sheppherd grounder caromed off of the glove of Centenary second baseman Garrett DeRooy (Duvall, Wash.) and into right field, extending the inning and scoring the game-winning run from third. What could be defined as being snake bitten of late, Friday was the second consecutive game that DeRooy misplayed a ball in the late innings, with both situations having an impact on the final outcome of the contest. The freshman looks to atone for the error with a strong performance in the final three games of the weekend series against Oakland. After Sheppherd got on, Oakland left-fielder Drew Jenison hit a single to right to score two more runs for the Golden Grizzlies and seal the victory. Centenary failed to score over the final two innings of the game, limited to just one hit after the third inning. The Gents came out of the gates Friday swinging, taking a 2-0 lead after two innings. Teddy Saenz (San Jose, Calif.) , Justin Huff (Beaumont, Texas) and Matt Webb (Blue Springs, Mo.) all had hits to start the game off, capped by Webb’s single to left to score Saenz from third. In the second, Centenary junior Cameron Penney (Valley Center, Calif.) led off the inning with a single to right, later scoring on a Saenz RBI-single. With hits in the last three games, Penney led the Gents with three hits Friday, going 3-for-4 with a run scored. Unfortunately for Centenary, the hits stopped following the third, shut down by the pitching of Oa
May 13, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score Matt Webb hit a two-run homer to give Centenary a 2-1 lead TULSA, Okla. -- A two-run home run by junior catcher David Genao in the eighth led Oral Roberts (31-15, 13-1) to a 3-2 win over the Centenary baseball team (23-28, 6-10) in the series finale at Johnson Stadium Sunday. With the win, ORU completed a four-game series sweep of the Gents. Trailing 2-1 with one out in the eighth, Genao took a 1-2 fastball by Centenary freshman Dakota Robinson (Bossier City) over the left-field wall for his first home run of the season. Genao picked the most opportune time to collect his first hit of the game, going 1-for-4 Sunday, with Eric Mattison also scoring on the play. In the ninth, Golden Eagles’ senior closer Eric Crichton made short work of the Centenary batters, inducing a groundout to short by Centenary senior Matt Webb (Blue Springs, Mo.) to end the game and pick up his third win of the season. Crichton, pitching a 1-2-3 ninth, registered 1 2/3 innings of no-hit ball. After Oral Roberts took an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second on a Brendan Duffy RBI-single to left, Centenary used a two-run fifth inning to take a 2-1 lead on the Mid-Con leaders. Centenary senior Justin Darr (The Woodlands, Texas) led off the fifth with a single to center, followed by a two-run homer by Webb to left. On a 1-0 pitch by ORU starter Chris Ashman, Webb drove the ball over the left-field wall for his team-leading sixth home run of the year, giving the Gents the much sought after lead. Webb finished the game going 1-for-4 from the plate with two RBI. Robinson, who relieved Gent starter Johnny Noland (Aliso Viejo, Calif.) with two on and two outs in the fourth, was steady in his 4 1/3 innings pitched. With the pressure on and runners at first and second in the fourth, Robinson forced a groundout by ORU infielder Jake Kahaulelio to keep the Gent deficit at one run. Although allowing the game-winning homer to Genao in the eighth, Robi
May 12, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score - Game 1 Box Score - Game 2 TULSA, Okla. -- Oral Roberts (32-15, 14-1) scored a combined 22 runs Saturday to earn a sweep of the doubleheader with the Centenary baseball team (23-27, 6-9) at Johnson Stadium. The Golden Eagles won Game 1 Saturday by a score of 9-3, defeating the Gents in Game 2 by a decisive 13-2 margin. The story of the day was the hitting of the Golden Eagles. En route to the 22 combined runs over the two games, Oral Roberts racked up 31 hits, pelting the Centenary pitching staff pitch-after-pitch, inning-after-inning. Three Oral Roberts players had four hits in Saturday’s doubleheader, led by the duo of juniors Brian Van Kirk and Kelly Minissale. Van Kirk and Minissale each hit .571 in Saturday’s two games, combining for four RBI and six runs scored. Minissale had one of ORU’s three home runs on the day. Outhit by a margin of 31-12, Centenary showed a lack of confidence at the plate Saturday, striking out 22 times. Falling in the first three games of the series at Johnson Stadium and allowing 34 runs to ORU, Centenary looks to earn a win in Sunday’s series finale. With junior left-hander Johnny Noland (Aliso Viejo, Calif.) taking the mound for the Gents, Centenary looks to stay competitive in the Mid-Continent Conference standings. Now with a 6-9 record in conference, Centenary is fighting for one of the final two spots in the Mid-Con Championships, played May 24-26 at Western Illinois. Game 1 - Oral Roberts 9, Centenary 3 Centenary allowed a season-high 19 hits in the 9-3 loss in Game 1 of the doubleheader at Johnson Stadium. Leading the hit brigade in Game 1 for the Golden Eagles was Van Kirk, who went 3-for-5 at the plate with two RBI and two runs scored. For the series, Van Kirk has stepped to the forefront as the offensive leader for ORU. Over the three games, the junior outfielder has a .636 average and a .636 on-base percentage, registering four RBI. Van Kirk started off
May 12, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score - Game 1 Box Score - Game 2 TULSA, Okla. -- Oral Roberts (32-15, 14-1) scored a combined 22 runs Saturday to earn a sweep of the doubleheader with the Centenary baseball team (23-27, 6-9) at Johnson Stadium. The Golden Eagles won Game 1 Saturday by a score of 9-3, defeating the Gents in Game 2 by a decisive 13-2 margin. The story of the day was the hitting of the Golden Eagles. En route to the 22 combined runs over the two games, Oral Roberts racked up 31 hits, pelting the Centenary pitching staff pitch-after-pitch, inning-after-inning. Three Oral Roberts players had four hits in Saturday’s doubleheader, led by the duo of juniors Brian Van Kirk and Kelly Minissale. Van Kirk and Minissale each hit .571 in Saturday’s two games, combining for four RBI and six runs scored. Minissale had one of ORU’s three home runs on the day. Outhit by a margin of 31-12, Centenary showed a lack of confidence at the plate Saturday, striking out 22 times. Falling in the first three games of the series at Johnson Stadium and allowing 34 runs to ORU, Centenary looks to earn a win in Sunday’s series finale. With junior left-hander Johnny Noland (Aliso Viejo, Calif.) taking the mound for the Gents, Centenary looks to stay competitive in the Mid-Continent Conference standings. Now with a 6-9 record in conference, Centenary is fighting for one of the final two spots in the Mid-Con Championships, played May 24-26 at Western Illinois. Game 1 - Oral Roberts 9, Centenary 3 Centenary allowed a season-high 19 hits in the 9-3 loss in Game 1 of the doubleheader at Johnson Stadium. Leading the hit brigade in Game 1 for the Golden Eagles was Van Kirk, who went 3-for-5 at the plate with two RBI and two runs scored. For the series, Van Kirk has stepped to the forefront as the offensive leader for ORU. Over the three games, the junior outfielder has a .636 average and a .636 on-base percentage, registering four RBI. Van Kirk started off
May 11, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score Teddy Saenz had two of the Gent's three hits in the loss TULSA, Okla. -- Centenary (23-25, 6-7) ran into a roadblock in Friday’s game at Oral Roberts (30-15, 12-1). That roadblock was ORU starting pitcher Chance Chapman, who paced the Golden Eagles to a 12-1 victory at Johnson Stadium. Now with a 6-1 record with a Mid-Con leading 110 strikeouts, Chapman was brilliant on the bump for the Golden Eagles Friday, going the distance for his first complete game of the season. Nationally-ranked as a strikeout pitcher, the 6-foot-4 right-hander struck out a career-high 19 batters, allowing just three hits and one run. He struck out the side in two of his nine innings, setting a new school record for strikeouts in a single game. Behind Chapman’s pitching, Oral Roberts used a four-run fourth inning to take control of Friday’s game. Leading off the fourth, ORU junior Brian Van Kirk hit a solo home run to right to tie the game at 1-1. For the game, Van Kirk was one of two ORU batters to finish with three hits, going 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored. Following Van Kirk’s homer, junior Adam Younger doubled to left, scoring senior Pat Warfle and giving the Golden Eagles a 2-1 lead. Brendan Duffy and Jake Kahaulelio both added RBI-singles later in the fourth to build the ORU lead to 4-1, more than enough runs for Chapman to pick up the victory. Van Kirk and Warfle added RBI-doubles in the seventh, followed by ORU senior Carter McQuigg’s two-run homer to push the Golden Eagles’ lead to 8-1 after seven. Kelly Minissale added a two-run home run in the eighth for the Golden Eagles. Centenary actually took a 1-0 lead in the third Friday when senior Justin Darr (The Woodlands, Texas) grounded out to first, scoring teammate Teddy Saenz (San Jose, Calif.) from third. Saenz led off the inning with a single to right, advancing to second on a wild pitch and stealing third. After the third, Centenary was no-
May 6, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score Webb went 2-for-3 Sunday with a run scored to lead the Gents SHREVEPORT, La. -- Southern Utah (11-39, 6-10) salvaged a 3-2 victory over the Centenary baseball team (23-24, 6-6) in Sunday’s series finale at Shehee Stadium. A solo home run in the top of the second by Southern Utah first baseman Bucky Aona got the scoring started for the Thunderbirds, as Southern Utah would build as much as a three-run lead in Sunday’s win. Aona, who went 3-for-4 Sunday to lead the Thunderbirds in hits, took the first pitch by Centenary sophomore Derek Bross (St. Joseph, Mich.) over the wall in left-center to give the visitors a 1-0 lead. Trailing 3-0 with just six outs remaining, Centenary’s comeback efforts were started by junior infielder Teddy Saenz (San Jose, Calif.) in the eighth. The Gent leader in hitting this season, Saenz hit a double to deep center, advancing to third on a wild pitch by Thunderbird starting pitcher Alec Reichle. With Saenz on third and not an out on the board, Centenary senior outfielder Justin Huff (Beaumont, Texas) hit a sac fly to center, getting the Gents on the board with Saenz tagging from third. Unfortunately for Centenary, the Saenz score was the lone run for the Gents in the eighth, as the team was running out of outs for a comeback. In the ninth and final inning, Matt Webb (Blue Springs, Mo.) and Nate Santiago (Mukilteo, Wash.) started the inning off with back-to-back singles to give Gents hope, as the team had the tying runs aboard. After freshman Garrett DeRooy (Duvall, Wash.) sacrificed the two runners over with a bunt down the first-base line, sophomore Mike Davis (Ruston, La.) hit a long fly to center, scoring Webb from third with the sac fly. The final chance for the Gents to tie the game came to Saenz. With Santiago on second, Saenz struck out at the plate, with Centenary falling a run short to the Thunderbirds. Webb led the team in the loss with two hits. The senior outfielder
May 5, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score - Game 1 Box Score - Game 2 Alex Maldonado had four hits over the two games Saturday SHREVEPORT, La. -- Centenary (23-23, 6-5) moved into third place in the Mid-Continent Conference standings with its sweep of Southern Utah (10-39, 5-10) in a Saturday doubleheader at Shehee Stadium. The Gents captured a come-from-behind win in Game 1 Saturday, defeating the Thunderbirds, 7-6, in extra innings. In another close, tightly-contested game between Centenary and Southern Utah, the Gents won Game 2 Saturday by a 4-2 margin to earn the sweep. Centenary junior pitcher Aaron Bronson (Kent, Wash.) figured in the result in both games Saturday, earning a win and a save over the Thunderbirds. Coming into both games with men in scoring position for Southern Utah, Bronson thrived under pressure, not allowing a run and giving up just one hit over two innings. Asked if he felt the pressure of coming into the game with a tight score and runners in scoring position, Bronson said he has grown into his role as a reliever. "Coming in more and more throughout the year, I’ve kind of gotten used to it," Bronson said. "I felt really relaxed today and felt real good." From an offensive standpoint, Centenary was led by junior catcher Alex Maldonado (Whittier, Calif.) , who continues to be one of the most dangerous hitters in the Mid-Con since conference play began in April. Maldonado, hitting a team-leading .469 in conference games, went 4-for-6 Saturday with two RBI and a run scored. He two RBI in Game 1 was vital, as Centenary had to make up four runs over the final three innings. Senior outfielder Justin Huff (Beaumont, Texas) and junior infielder Teddy Saenz (San Jose, Calif.) , both went 3-for-6 Saturday. Saenz led the Gents with three runs scored and a .625 on-base percentage in the two wins. Centenary looks for the series sweep when the team takes the field for Sunday’s series finale. Sophomore right-hander Derek Bross (St. Joseph
May 5, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score - Game 1 Box Score - Game 2 Alex Maldonado had four hits over the two games Saturday SHREVEPORT, La. -- Centenary (23-23, 6-5) moved into third place in the Mid-Continent Conference standings with its sweep of Southern Utah (10-39, 5-10) in a Saturday doubleheader at Shehee Stadium. The Gents captured a come-from-behind win in Game 1 Saturday, defeating the Thunderbirds, 7-6, in extra innings. In another close, tightly-contested game between Centenary and Southern Utah, the Gents won Game 2 Saturday by a 4-2 margin to earn the sweep. Centenary junior pitcher Aaron Bronson (Kent, Wash.) figured in the result in both games Saturday, earning a win and a save over the Thunderbirds. Coming into both games with men in scoring position for Southern Utah, Bronson thrived under pressure, not allowing a run and giving up just one hit over two innings. Asked if he felt the pressure of coming into the game with a tight score and runners in scoring position, Bronson said he has grown into his role as a reliever. "Coming in more and more throughout the year, I’ve kind of gotten used to it," Bronson said. "I felt really relaxed today and felt real good." From an offensive standpoint, Centenary was led by junior catcher Alex Maldonado (Whittier, Calif.) , who continues to be one of the most dangerous hitters in the Mid-Con since conference play began in April. Maldonado, hitting a team-leading .469 in conference games, went 4-for-6 Saturday with two RBI and a run scored. He two RBI in Game 1 was vital, as Centenary had to make up four runs over the final three innings. Senior outfielder Justin Huff (Beaumont, Texas) and junior infielder Teddy Saenz (San Jose, Calif.) , both went 3-for-6 Saturday. Saenz led the Gents with three runs scored and a .625 on-base percentage in the two wins. Centenary looks for the series sweep when the team takes the field for Sunday’s series finale. Sophomore right-hander Derek Bross (St. Joseph
May 4, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score Brandon Fulenchek pitched all nine innings to earn the win SHREVEPORT, La. -- Centenary (21-23, 4-5) drew first blood in the four-game conference series against Southern Utah (10-37, 5-8) at Shehee Stadium. The Gents earned a 7-2 win Friday to keep pace in the tightly-bunched Mid-Continent Conference standings. On the eve of his college graduation, Centenary senior Brandon Fulenchek (McKinney, Texas) went the full nine innings to pick up his conference-leading eighth win of the season. Continuing his streak of six consecutive starts without taking a loss, Fulenchek notched a career-high seven strikeouts over the nine innings. Fittingly, Fulenchek struck out the final Southern Utah batter to end the game, moving his record to 8-2 this season. "The win is huge for us because we need to win 3 out of 4 this weekend," Fulenchek said. "If we win 3 out of 4, we’ll be in good shape (to make the conference tournament)." Asked if he is raising his game entering his final conference season, Fulenchek says he is just more focused and concentrating more in games. Centenary never trailed in Friday’s game, taking a 7-0 lead after four innings. In the second, freshman Garrett DeRooy (Duvall, Wash.) scored on a balk and an error by Southern Utah starting pitcher Derek Job, giving the Gents the early 1-0 lead. On a failed pickoff attempt at first, Job threw the ball to the right of Thunderbird first baseman Bucky Aona, called for a balk on the play to allow DeRooy to not only take third but score. DeRooy, along with senior designated hitter Justin Darr (The Woodlands, Texas) , led Centenary with three hits each. DeRooy and Darr combined for five of the team’s six RBI. Darr was pivotal in the third and fourth innings for Centenary, picking up RBI in both. With runners on the corners, Darr sliced a single to right field to score Nate Santiago (Mukilteo, Wash.) from third and extend the lead to two. Santiago led off the in
April 29, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score Johnny Noland allowed just two hits in a no decision Sunday in Macomb MACOMB, Ill. -- Centenary (20-23, 3-5) fell in the ninth inning to Western Illinois (27-18, 8-4) Sunday at Boyer Stadium. In the series finale between the two teams, the Gents fell 2-1 Sunday, with the two teams splitting the four-game series. In the ninth and deciding inning, Western Illinois shortstop Kyle Surprenant singled down the left-field line to bring home Travis Check from third and score the game-winning run for the Leathernecks. Check reached on a fielder’s choice, later stealing third and scoring on the Surprenant single to break the 1-1 deadlock. In a close, highly-contested game, Centenary took a 1-0 lead in the top of the third, only to relinquish the lead in the bottom half of the inning. In the top of the third, freshman infielder Garret DeRooy (Duvall, Wash.) scored on a Nate Santiago (Mukilteo, Wash.) groundout to give the Gents the early lead. DeRooy led off the inning with a single up the middle, moved over to third on a Calvin Sanchez (Santa Cruz, Calif.) sacrifice bunt and a Teddy Saenz (San Jose, Calif.) single. After drawing a walk to lead off the bottom of the third, Leatherneck catcher Cooper Stewart scored on a Matt Newquist single to tie the game. With the game tied 1-1, Centenary turned towards its pitching, which didn’t allow a hit over the fourth and fifth innings and stranded 14 batters for the game. After junior Johnny Noland (Aliso Viejo, Calif.) left the game in the fourth, pitching 3 2/3 innings and allowing just two hits while striking out three, fellow-junior Aaron Bronson (Kent, Wash.) took over and pitched three innings of two-hit ball. Bronson struck out two batters in his three innings, handing the game off to freshman Dakota Robinson (Bossier City) . Robinson, who pitched in relief in the final three games of the series, struck out two over the seventh and eighth, allowing just one hit and givin
April 28, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score - Game 1 Box Score - Game 2 Sheehan earned his second shutout win of the season in Game 1 Saturday MACOMB, Ill. -- Centenary (20-22, 3-4) split its doubleheader with Western Illinois (26-18, 7-4) Saturday at Boyer Stadium. After winning Game 1 Saturday by a 5-0 margin, the Gents fell in extra innings, 14-13, to the Leathernecks. Centenary junior pitcher Jeremy Sheehan (Bonner Springs, Kan.) had a sterling performance in Game 1 of Saturday’s doubleheader, striking out six and allowing no runs over seven innings. With Sheehan excelling on the mound, Centenary built up a five-run lead, holding onto the lead for its third shutout of the season. Freshman reliever Dakota Robinson (Bossier City) pitched the final two innings of Game 1, allowing just one hit and preserving the shutout for Centenary. In Game 2, the Gents climbed back from a 12-run early deficit to force extra innings, eventually falling in the eighth. In the comeback, Centenary scored 10 runs in the third inning, setting a new season-high for runs scored in a single inning. Offensively Saturday, junior infielder Teddy Saenz (San Jose, Calif.) continued to perform in his new role as the leadoff hitter for the Gents. Saenz went 4-for-9 (.444) Saturday, leading the Gents in hits over the two games. The junior infielder finished Saturday with two runs scored and an RBI. Centenary looks to win three of the four games when it takes the field for a noon series finale at Boyer Stadium Sunday. Taking the mound for the Gents will be seven-game starter Johnny Noland (Aliso Viejo, Calif.) , who is 0-1 in conference games this season. In his last start, Noland allowed four hits and three runs to Valparaiso in a 9-2 loss April 22. This season, Centenary is 2-6 in games played on Sunday. GAME 1 - Centenary 5, Western Illinois 0 In leading the Gents to a 5-0 win, Sheehan (6-4) picked up his second shutout of the 2007 season. Over the first six innings of the game, Sheehan
April 28, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score - Game 1 Box Score - Game 2 Sheehan earned his second shutout win of the season in Game 1 Saturday MACOMB, Ill. -- Centenary (20-22, 3-4) split its doubleheader with Western Illinois (26-18, 7-4) Saturday at Boyer Stadium. After winning Game 1 Saturday by a 5-0 margin, the Gents fell in extra innings, 14-13, to the Leathernecks. Centenary junior pitcher Jeremy Sheehan (Bonner Springs, Kan.) had a sterling performance in Game 1 of Saturday’s doubleheader, striking out six and allowing no runs over seven innings. With Sheehan excelling on the mound, Centenary built up a five-run lead, holding onto the lead for its third shutout of the season. Freshman reliever Dakota Robinson (Bossier City) pitched the final two innings of Game 1, allowing just one hit and preserving the shutout for Centenary. In Game 2, the Gents climbed back from a 12-run early deficit to force extra innings, eventually falling in the eighth. In the comeback, Centenary scored 10 runs in the third inning, setting a new season-high for runs scored in a single inning. Offensively Saturday, junior infielder Teddy Saenz (San Jose, Calif.) continued to perform in his new role as the leadoff hitter for the Gents. Saenz went 4-for-9 (.444) Saturday, leading the Gents in hits over the two games. The junior infielder finished Saturday with two runs scored and an RBI. Centenary looks to win three of the four games when it takes the field for a noon series finale at Boyer Stadium Sunday. Taking the mound for the Gents will be seven-game starter Johnny Noland (Aliso Viejo, Calif.) , who is 0-1 in conference games this season. In his last start, Noland allowed four hits and three runs to Valparaiso in a 9-2 loss April 22. This season, Centenary is 2-6 in games played on Sunday. GAME 1 - Centenary 5, Western Illinois 0 In leading the Gents to a 5-0 win, Sheehan (6-4) picked up his second shutout of the 2007 season. Over the first six innings of the game, Sheehan
April 27, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score Huff hit a grand slam in the 7th to lead Centenary to the 14-7 win MACOMB, Ill. -- Sporting a pair of "magic shoes", senior Justin Huff recorded eight RBI in Centenary’s (19-21, 2-3) 14-7 drubbing of Western Illinois (25-17, 6-3) at Boyer Stadium Friday. Leaving his regular, size-eight baseball spikes in Shreveport by accident, Huff borrowed the size-12 cleats of Centenary junior pitcher Johnny Noland (Aliso Viejo, Calif.) for Friday’s game. After his best offensive output of the 2007 season, Huff may want to hold onto the cleats of Noland. The Beaumont, Texas, native was one off of the Centenary record for RBI in a game with his eight, which included a grand slam in the seventh that blew the game wide open. Huff, who was moved down in the Gent order in Friday’s game, said the grand slam may have been the difference in the game, as Centenary took an 11-2 lead after the seventh. "Coach McCann always talks about stepping on an opponents’ neck when you have a chance," Huff said. "We needed to put them away and prevent them from catching us." In regards to using Noland’s shoes in the game, the senior outfielder had to kick the toes of the boots at each at-bat, just to be able to use the oversized cleats. Huff went 3-for-4 in the game with two runs scored. Falling behind in the first after Travis Check hit a two-run homer to give Western Illinois a 2-0 lead, Centenary used runs in the second and third to tie the game at 2-2. The Gents took the lead in the fifth after junior Teddy Saenz (San Jose, Calif.) and senior Nate Santiago (Mukilteo, Wash.) got on to start the inning. Saenz scored from second when Santiago reached on a fielding error by Leatherneck pitcher Quinn Leath. After junior Alex Maldonado (Whittier, Calif.) moved Santiago to second with a sacrifice bunt, junior Cameron Penney (Valley Center, Calif.) hit an RBI-single to right, scoring Santiago and giving Centenary a 4-2 lead. Two m
April 22, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score Teddy Saenz hit a two-run homer in the fifth Sunday VALPARAISO, Ind. -- Centenary (18-21, 1-3) couldn’t find an answer to its road woes for the 2007 season, falling to Valparaiso (14-20, 3-1), 9-2, Sunday at Bauer Field. With the loss, the Gents dropped three of the four conference games in the weekend series. As the Gents now fall to 1-8 on the road this season, Valparaiso used seven runs over the fifth and sixth innings to blow away the Gents in the series finale. Not drastically out-hitting Centenary by any means in Sunday’s game -- a 12-8 margin in favor of Valpo -- the five-run sixth inning for the Crusaders was led by a two-run home run by senior outfielder Jeff Rickert. Now trailing the Crusaders, 8-2, after the sixth, Centenary couldn’t recover after surrendering the five runs in the sixth, perhaps taking a hit both mentally as well as on the scoreboard. The sixth was led by the first two Valpo batters reaching base off of Centenary senior reliever David McElroy (Victoria, B.C.) , who came into the game in relief of starter Johnny Noland (Aliso Viejo, Calif.) . With two on, Valpo freshman Josh Wallace singled to right to score Brian Rzepka and make the score 4-2 in favor of the home team. After a Jason Brunelli’s single brought home two more runs for Valpo, Rickert hit the homer to left to make the score 8-2 and taking the wind from Centenary’s sails. The two runs scored by the Gents in Sunday’s loss came off of a home run by junior infielder Teddy Saenz (San Jose, Calif.) , who registered his first homer of the season with the two-run shot in the fifth. Valparaiso freshman left-hander Ranko Ivetic pitched seven innings in Sunday’s win, striking out four to pick up his second win of the season. Noland, who struck out five, went five innings in the loss and allowed four hits. Centenary must solve its road problems if it wishes to contend in the Mid-Continent Conference ra
April 21, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score - Game 1 Box Score - Game 2 Alex Maldonado led Centenary from the plate Saturday VALPARAISO, Ind. -- Centenary (18-20, 1-2) did not get the desired results in Saturday’s doubleheader against Valparaiso (13-20, 2-1) at Bauer Field, falling in both games to the Crusaders by scores of 6-4 and 4-2. What stands out in both losses is the late runs allowed by the Gents. In both Game 1 and Game 2 Saturday, Centenary allowed runs in the late stages of the game, falling to 1-2 in Mid-Continent Conference play this season. Drastically different from the team that took the field Friday and captured a 6-2 win to open up conference play, Centenary was only able to muster six hits in both Game 1 and Game 2 Saturday. The lone bright spot Saturday for Centenary was the hitting of junior Alex Maldonado (Whittier, Calif.) and senior Nate Santiago (Mukilteo, Wash.) , who combined to go 5-for-12 (.417) from the plate and recorded four of the team’s six RBI. Maldonado had a team-high three hits Saturday, finishing with two RBI and one run scored. Centenary looks to bring its record back up to .500 in conference play Sunday when the team takes the field for a 1 p.m. game at Bauer Field. On the mound, the Gents look to junior Johnny Noland (Aliso Viejo, Calif.) to help the team earn a split in the four-game series. Game 1 - Valparaiso 6, Centenary 4 Three Valparaiso runs over the seventh and eighth innings led the Crusaders to a 6-4 win over Centenary and their first win of the season in conference play. In the seventh with junior John Giusti on second, Valparaiso junior Dallas Cawiezell hit his second home run of the season to give the home team a 5-4 lead. Cawiezell took the 1-0 pitch by Centenary junior Jeremy Sheehan (Bonner Springs, Kan.) over the left-field wall to give the Crusaders the one-run lead. Valpo would only build onto that lead in the following inning. Crusader catcher Joe Lazar, brother of Centenary freshman
April 21, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score - Game 1 Box Score - Game 2 Alex Maldonado led Centenary from the plate Saturday VALPARAISO, Ind. -- Centenary (18-20, 1-2) did not get the desired results in Saturday’s doubleheader against Valparaiso (13-20, 2-1) at Bauer Field, falling in both games to the Crusaders by scores of 6-4 and 4-2. What stands out in both losses is the late runs allowed by the Gents. In both Game 1 and Game 2 Saturday, Centenary allowed runs in the late stages of the game, falling to 1-2 in Mid-Continent Conference play this season. Drastically different from the team that took the field Friday and captured a 6-2 win to open up conference play, Centenary was only able to muster six hits in both Game 1 and Game 2 Saturday. The lone bright spot Saturday for Centenary was the hitting of junior Alex Maldonado (Whittier, Calif.) and senior Nate Santiago (Mukilteo, Wash.) , who combined to go 5-for-12 (.417) from the plate and recorded four of the team’s six RBI. Maldonado had a team-high three hits Saturday, finishing with two RBI and one run scored. Centenary looks to bring its record back up to .500 in conference play Sunday when the team takes the field for a 1 p.m. game at Bauer Field. On the mound, the Gents look to junior Johnny Noland (Aliso Viejo, Calif.) to help the team earn a split in the four-game series. Game 1 - Valparaiso 6, Centenary 4 Three Valparaiso runs over the seventh and eighth innings led the Crusaders to a 6-4 win over Centenary and their first win of the season in conference play. In the seventh with junior John Giusti on second, Valparaiso junior Dallas Cawiezell hit his second home run of the season to give the home team a 5-4 lead. Cawiezell took the 1-0 pitch by Centenary junior Jeremy Sheehan (Bonner Springs, Kan.) over the left-field wall to give the Crusaders the one-run lead. Valpo would only build onto that lead in the following inning. Crusader catcher Joe Lazar, brother of Centenary freshman
April 20, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score Brandon Fulenchek picked up a complete-game win Friday VALPARAISO, Ind. -- Centenary (18-18, 1-0) started off Mid-Continent Conference play with a bang Friday, defeating Valparaiso (11-20, 0-1), 6-2, at Bauer Field. Senior Brandon Fulenchek earned a complete-game victory over the Crusaders. Picking up his second complete-game conference victory of his collegiate career, Fulenchek was on in the conference-opener for the Gents. The Mid-Con leader in wins this season (6), Fulenchek started his final conference season with a 123-pitch effort, not allowing a run over the first six innings and helping Centenary build a 6-0 lead. Asked what was key in Fulenchek’s performance Friday, Centenary head coach Ed McCann pointed to Fulenchek’s ability to locate. "He’s growing up, he’s mature and he’s a senior," McCann said of Fulenchek. "He located all game and got us out of a lot of jams." For the game, the McKinney, Texas, native struck out five and stranded seven Valparaiso batters over nine innings. At the plate, the damage was done by the bottom of the order for the Gents. With the efforts of infielders Garret DeRooy (Duvall, Wash.) , Teddy Saenz (San Jose, Calif.) and Nate Santiago (Mukilteo, Wash.) complemented by McCann, the last three batters of the Centenary lineup combined to go 5-for-11 (.455) in Friday’s game with four RBI. "I’ll be honest with you, the bottom of the lineup won the game for us," McCann said. "They had a lot of two-out hits and just performed for us." Scoreless over the first three innings of Friday’s series-opener, Centenary broke out with five runs in the fourth inning. What made the runs in the fourth special for the Gents was that all were scored with two outs already on the board. In the fourth, Centenary junior infielder Cameron Penney (Valley Center, Calif.) hit a two-out double to left, moving a runner into scoring position for fellow-junior Alex Mald
April 17, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score Jason Blilie led the Gents with 4 RBI in Tuesday's win over Texas College SHREVEPORT, La. -- Centenary (17-18) allowed its bats to do the talking in Tuesday’s 18-2 win over Texas College (2-41) at Shehee Stadium. In the win, the Gents racked up a season-high 18 runs on a season-high 17 hits. With the 10-run rule in place, Tuesday’s game ended with Centenary leading 18-2 in the seventh inning. Despite the shortened game, the Gents were still able to record their biggest margin of victory in more than two years. Leading the run parade for Centenary was junior Jason Blilie (Roanoke, Texas) , who finished with a team-high four RBI, along with junior Teddy Saenz (San Jose, Calif.) . Blilie was one of two Centenary players to hit home runs in Tuesday’s win. The Gents started the scoring onslaught in the second inning, scoring runs in each of the innings to follow. In the second, freshman infielder Garrett DeRooy (Duvall, Wash.) hit a bases-loaded single to left to score Cameron Penney (Valley Center, Calif.) and Alex Maldonado (Whittier, Calif.) . Leading 4-0 in the fourth, Centenary scored four more runs to take a commanding 8-0 lead on the Steers. Senior Justin Huff (Beaumont, Texas) hit a two-run triple to right to score DeRooy and Saenz. Showing great speed around the bags for the stand-up triple, Huff would later score on a Calvin Sanchez (Santa Cruz, Calif.) groundout. Senior Matt Webb (Blue Springs, Mo.) followed Sanchez with a high home run over the left-field wall. The home run was Webb’s fifth of the season. The big inning for Centenary came in an eight-run, seven-hit fifth. Junior Tim Kelleher (Chicago) started the inning off with a triple to right, hustling for his first triple of his Centenary career. Kelleher, who came in for sophomore Mike Davis (Ruston, La.) at first in the top of the fifth, went 2-for-3 from the plate Tuesday with an RBI and two runs scored. With Kelleher on third, Sae
April 14, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score - Game 1 Box Score - Game 2 Will Kaage had a one-hitter to pick up the win Saturday SHREVEPORT, La. -- Centenary (16-18) split its Saturday doubleheader with Chicago State (2-30) at Shehee Stadium, winning Game 2 by a score of 9-0. Riding the strong pitching of senior right-hander Will Kaage (Burlington, Wash.) , the Gents shutout Chicago State in the second game of the doubleheader. Needing to bounce back from a disappointing loss in the Saturday’s first game, Kaage had one of his best outings of the season, one-hitting the Cougars with four strikeouts and no walks. "It was really big to come out and show how we’re supposed to do it," Kaage said. "The first game, things just didn’t go our way, but to come out and win that second game was really big." Struggling in his last two starts prior to Saturday, Kaage carried a no-hitter through the first four innings. The senior stated that his confidence level is very high entering next weekend’s conference-opening series at Valparaiso. Over the weekend, Centenary allowed a combined two hits in both the seven-inning games. Junior right-hander Jeremy Sheehan (Bonner Springs, Kan.) picked up the other win in the seven-inning game Friday. For the series, senior outfielder Matt Webb (Blue Springs, Mo.) led the team with a .500 average from the plate, going 4-for-8 with four runs scored and drawing eight walks in four games. Fellow-senior Nate Santiago (Mukilteo, Wash.) hit .375 (3-of-8) for the series, while junior infielder Cameron Penney (Valley Center, Calif.) had four RBI and a .333 average against Chicago State. Centenary looks to get on roll heading into next weekend’s start of Mid-Continent Conference action. The Gents host Texas College Tuesday at Shehee Stadium, with first pitch scheduled for 7 p.m. GAME 1 - Chicago State 7, Centenary 0 Earning just its second win of the season, Chicago State got to the Gents early, scoring five runs over the
April 14, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score - Game 1 Box Score - Game 2 Will Kaage had a one-hitter to pick up the win Saturday SHREVEPORT, La. -- Centenary (16-18) split its Saturday doubleheader with Chicago State (2-30) at Shehee Stadium, winning Game 2 by a score of 9-0. Riding the strong pitching of senior right-hander Will Kaage (Burlington, Wash.) , the Gents shutout Chicago State in the second game of the doubleheader. Needing to bounce back from a disappointing loss in the Saturday’s first game, Kaage had one of his best outings of the season, one-hitting the Cougars with four strikeouts and no walks. "It was really big to come out and show how we’re supposed to do it," Kaage said. "The first game, things just didn’t go our way, but to come out and win that second game was really big." Struggling in his last two starts prior to Saturday, Kaage carried a no-hitter through the first four innings. The senior stated that his confidence level is very high entering next weekend’s conference-opening series at Valparaiso. Over the weekend, Centenary allowed a combined two hits in both the seven-inning games. Junior right-hander Jeremy Sheehan (Bonner Springs, Kan.) picked up the other win in the seven-inning game Friday. For the series, senior outfielder Matt Webb (Blue Springs, Mo.) led the team with a .500 average from the plate, going 4-for-8 with four runs scored and drawing eight walks in four games. Fellow-senior Nate Santiago (Mukilteo, Wash.) hit .375 (3-of-8) for the series, while junior infielder Cameron Penney (Valley Center, Calif.) had four RBI and a .333 average against Chicago State. Centenary looks to get on roll heading into next weekend’s start of Mid-Continent Conference action. The Gents host Texas College Tuesday at Shehee Stadium, with first pitch scheduled for 7 p.m. GAME 1 - Chicago State 7, Centenary 0 Earning just its second win of the season, Chicago State got to the Gents early, scoring five runs over the
April 13, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score - Game 1 Box Score - Game 2 Jeremy Sheehan allowed just one hit to pick up his fifth win of the season SHREVEPORT, La. -- Centenary (15-17) took the first two games of the four-game series with the Chicago State baseball team (1-29) at Shehee Stadium. The Gents earned wins of 5-1 and 6-0 over the Cougars Friday. Behind superb pitching by starting pitchers Brandon Fulenchek (McKinney, Texas) and Jeremy Sheehan (Bonner Springs, Kan.) , the Gents allowed just one run in the two games against Chicago State. Both Fulenchek, a senior left-hander, and Sheehan, a junior right-hander, went deep into their games for the Gents, both picking up their conference-leading fifth wins of the season. "We played good defense and our pitchers hit spots today," Centenary head coach Ed McCann said following the two wins. "Pitching was the difference today. Instead of winning the game 5-4 or 4-3, we shut them out and gave up one run because we pitched real well." McCann closed by saying it was time for the Centenary pitchers to step up, which he acknowledge they did on Friday. On the year, the Gents have a team ERA of 4.77. From the plate, junior infielder Cameron Penney (Valley Center, Calif.) led the team with a .500 average (3-for-6), registering two RBI and two runs scored. Fellow-junior Calvin Sanchez (Santa Cruz, Calif.) had a team-high four RBI in Friday’s two games, going 2-for-6 from the plate with a run scored and two stolen bases. Senior outfielder Matt Webb (Blue Springs, Mo.) , the nation’s leader in walks in 2007, drew five walks and went 1-for-3 from the plate with two runs scored. He brought his season total to 43 walks in 32 games. Centenary returns to the field to closeout the four-game series Saturday, with a doubleheader scheduled for a noon start at Shehee Stadium. GAME 1 - Centenary 5, Chicago State 1 The day started with a three-run first inning for the Gents, never trailing in the 16 innings on the day. In
April 13, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score - Game 1 Box Score - Game 2 Jeremy Sheehan allowed just one hit to pick up his fifth win of the season SHREVEPORT, La. -- Centenary (15-17) took the first two games of the four-game series with the Chicago State baseball team (1-29) at Shehee Stadium. The Gents earned wins of 5-1 and 6-0 over the Cougars Friday. Behind superb pitching by starting pitchers Brandon Fulenchek (McKinney, Texas) and Jeremy Sheehan (Bonner Springs, Kan.) , the Gents allowed just one run in the two games against Chicago State. Both Fulenchek, a senior left-hander, and Sheehan, a junior right-hander, went deep into their games for the Gents, both picking up their conference-leading fifth wins of the season. "We played good defense and our pitchers hit spots today," Centenary head coach Ed McCann said following the two wins. "Pitching was the difference today. Instead of winning the game 5-4 or 4-3, we shut them out and gave up one run because we pitched real well." McCann closed by saying it was time for the Centenary pitchers to step up, which he acknowledge they did on Friday. On the year, the Gents have a team ERA of 4.77. From the plate, junior infielder Cameron Penney (Valley Center, Calif.) led the team with a .500 average (3-for-6), registering two RBI and two runs scored. Fellow-junior Calvin Sanchez (Santa Cruz, Calif.) had a team-high four RBI in Friday’s two games, going 2-for-6 from the plate with a run scored and two stolen bases. Senior outfielder Matt Webb (Blue Springs, Mo.) , the nation’s leader in walks in 2007, drew five walks and went 1-for-3 from the plate with two runs scored. He brought his season total to 43 walks in 32 games. Centenary returns to the field to closeout the four-game series Saturday, with a doubleheader scheduled for a noon start at Shehee Stadium. GAME 1 - Centenary 5, Chicago State 1 The day started with a three-run first inning for the Gents, never trailing in the 16 innings on the day. In
April 3, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score Cameron Penney went 2-for-3 with 2 RBI in Tuesday's loss SHREVEPORT, La. -- The night didn’t belong to the Centenary baseball team (13-17), as the Gents fell to Northwestern State (13-17), 11-5, at Shehee Stadium Tuesday. Falling to 0-7 this season against teams from the Southland Conference, the Gents fell behind early, allowing 10 runs on 10 hits in the first four innings of Tuesday’s game. After Centenary senior Will Kaage (Burlington, Wash.) retired the side in the first to start the game, the senior right-hander struggled with his control in the following inning, hitting the first two batters. With runners on first and second, second baseman Chase Lyles laid a bunt down the third-base line to load the bases for designated hitter Matt McGlathery. Although McGlathery grounded into a 4-6-3 double play, Demon outfielder Casey DeRosa scored from third to give Northwestern State an early 1-0 lead. Junior Brett Johnson and sophomore Justin O’Neal had back-to-back RBI hits to score two more runs for the Demons and extend the lead for the visitors to three runs. Already leading 3-0, the first five Northwestern State batters in the fourth inning recorded hits, scoring three runs for the Demons. As Centenary senior David McElroy (Victoria, B.C.) came in relief of Kaage in the fourth, an Anthony Jones double off of McElroy would score two more runs for Northwestern State, allowing the Demons to build a 10-run cushion. Down 10 runs, the bats of the Gents failed the team in their efforts to get back into the game. Centenary had just two hits over the first seven innings in the Tuesday’s loss. The lone bright spot for the Gents in an otherwise unspectacular day came in the seventh inning when Centenary showed its first offensive spark of the contest. Senior shortstop Nate Santiago (Mukilteo, Wash.) lined a single up the middle to score sophomore Mike Davis (Ruston, La.) from third, breaking up the shutout
March 30, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score - Game 1 Box Score - Game 2 Calvin Sanchez went 5-for-7 in Friday's two wins over IPFW SHREVEPORT, La. -- The Centenary baseball team (12-16) won both games of a Friday doubleheader against IPFW (4-21) at Shehee Stadium. The Gents defeated the Mastodons, 13-7, in Game 1 of the doubleheader, earning a decisive, 13-1, win in Game 2. The bat of junior Calvin Sanchez (Santa Cruz, Calif.) paced Centenary in Friday’s sweep of IPFW, as the junior outfielder led the Gents with five hits and a .714 average in the two games. Sanchez went 5-for-7 from the plate with four RBI and three runs scored against the Mastodons Friday. Asked what was key to his success at the plate in Friday’s doubleheader, Sanchez stated the obvious. "I felt like I just had a lot of balls fall," Sanchez said. "On other days, they might not have been hits." He is batting .356 this season with 18 RBI. With a combined 26 runs scored Friday -- 40 runs over the past three games -- Centenary head coach Ed McCann gave due credit to assistant coach Mike Diaz for his work with the Gent hitters. "One thing that Mike Diaz does is, he makes guys get better throughout the year," McCann said. "Since he’s been here, every year we get better at the end. He’s made some adjustments with some guys and guys are trusting him." As a team, Centenary hit .412 in Friday’s doubleheader, with freshman Garrett DeRooy (Duvall, Wash.) and senior Matt Webb (Blue Springs, Mo.) also having standout efforts at the plate to join Sanchez. Centenary must avoid a letdown, as the two teams resume the four-game series Saturday with a noon doubleheader at Shehee Stadium. Game 1 - Centenary 13, IPFW 7 Tied 7-7 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning, Centenary responded with six runs over the sixth, seventh and eighth innings to earn a 13-7 win over IPFW in the series-opening game. In the sixth, in what turned out to be the key inning for the Gents, junior Teddy S
March 30, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score - Game 1 Box Score - Game 2 Calvin Sanchez went 5-for-7 in Friday's two wins over IPFW SHREVEPORT, La. -- The Centenary baseball team (12-16) won both games of a Friday doubleheader against IPFW (4-21) at Shehee Stadium. The Gents defeated the Mastodons, 13-7, in Game 1 of the doubleheader, earning a decisive, 13-1, win in Game 2. The bat of junior Calvin Sanchez (Santa Cruz, Calif.) paced Centenary in Friday’s sweep of IPFW, as the junior outfielder led the Gents with five hits and a .714 average in the two games. Sanchez went 5-for-7 from the plate with four RBI and three runs scored against the Mastodons Friday. Asked what was key to his success at the plate in Friday’s doubleheader, Sanchez stated the obvious. "I felt like I just had a lot of balls fall," Sanchez said. "On other days, they might not have been hits." He is batting .356 this season with 18 RBI. With a combined 26 runs scored Friday -- 40 runs over the past three games -- Centenary head coach Ed McCann gave due credit to assistant coach Mike Diaz for his work with the Gent hitters. "One thing that Mike Diaz does is, he makes guys get better throughout the year," McCann said. "Since he’s been here, every year we get better at the end. He’s made some adjustments with some guys and guys are trusting him." As a team, Centenary hit .412 in Friday’s doubleheader, with freshman Garrett DeRooy (Duvall, Wash.) and senior Matt Webb (Blue Springs, Mo.) also having standout efforts at the plate to join Sanchez. Centenary must avoid a letdown, as the two teams resume the four-game series Saturday with a noon doubleheader at Shehee Stadium. Game 1 - Centenary 13, IPFW 7 Tied 7-7 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning, Centenary responded with six runs over the sixth, seventh and eighth innings to earn a 13-7 win over IPFW in the series-opening game. In the sixth, in what turned out to be the key inning for the Gents, junior Teddy S
March 21, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score Matt Webb had two home runs and three RBI against Arkansas SHREVEPORT, La. -- Centenary (10-16) just couldn’t hold on against No. 9 University of Arkansas (17-6) Wednesday at Shehee Stadium. The Razorbacks scored seven runs late to defeat the Gents 16-14 in the high-scoring affair. Despite scoring a season-high 14 runs in Wednesday’s game, the relief pitching failed Centenary in the late innings and cost the Gents a potential victory over the nationally-ranked Razorbacks. "I’m happy with our offense, but I thought our middle relief was as bad as I’ve ever seen. That’s being honest," said Ed McCann , Centenary head coach, following the loss. "You take away a lot of positives away with our offense, but defensively we need to get better." The offense propelled the Gents to a 10-2 lead over the first two innings of Wednesday’s game. Centenary was not intimidated against the SEC powerhouse, but rather challenged and determined, ready at the first pitch to capture one of the school’s biggest victories. After allowing two runs in the top of the first, the Gents put up eight runs in the bottom half of the inning to explode to a 8-2 lead on the Razorbacks and quiet the predominately Arkansas crowd at Shehee Stadium. Right off the bat in the first, senior outfielder Matt Webb (Blue Springs, Mo.) hit a double to left field to bring home fellow-senior Justin Huff (Beaumont, Texas) from first. Webb flourished Wednesday in his recent move to the two spot in the order, finishing with three RBI, three runs scored and two home runs against the Razorbacks. Still in the first, Justin Darr (The Woodlands, Texas) hit a single to right to score Webb and tie the game at 2-2 with no outs on the board. After Alex Maldonado (Whittier, Calif.) hit a single to left and Mike Davis (Ruston, La.) walked to load the bases, junior infielder Teddy Saenz (San Jose, Calif.) singled to right to score Maldonado from
March 18, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score Johnny Noland went 4 1/3 innings in the loss Sunday to Little Rock LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The bats just didn’t show up for the Centenary baseball team (10-15) Sunday, as the Gents fell to the University of Arkansas-Little Rock (10-11), 15-0, at Hogan Field. With the win, the Trojans completed a three-game sweep of Centenary. Registering just three hits over nine innings, the Gents were shutout for the third time this season and second time in the weekend series against the Trojans. The three hits set a new season low for hits in a game this season for Centenary. The Trojans took a 3-0 lead early in Sunday’s game, scoring three runs in the second inning. Started by Osvaldo Torres and Brian Asbill getting on to start the inning, senior infielder Matt King hit a single up the middle to score two runs and give Arkansas-Little Rock the early advantage. Later in the inning, freshman outfielder Brad Swiderski doubled to left to score junior Tommy Mousel from first, giving the Trojans the three-run lead. In the fourth with runners at second and third, a high popup by Trojan senior Ryan Gotcher eluded the Centenary infield, bouncing to the right of the pitchers mound and scoring two runs for Arkansas-Little Rock. Not fielded by Centenary pitcher Johnny Noland (Aliso Viejo, Calif.) , who lost the ball in the sun, Gotcher’s popup was just out of the reach of a diving Cameron Penney (Valley Center, Calif.) to score the two-runs for the Trojans and give the home team a 5-0 lead. Centenary was just unable to come back after giving up five runs and garnering only one hit over the first four innings. Little Rock junior Robert Taylor and King both had RBI’s in the fifth to extend the lead to 7-0 for the Trojans. Allowing two hits over seven innings and picking up his third win of the 2007 season, Trojan freshman left-hander Ashur Tolliver pitched a gem of a game for Little Rock. Walking just one batter and striking
March 17, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score Mike Davis went 4-for-4 with 2 RBI in Saturday's game LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Seventeen hits led the University of Arkansas-Little Rock (9-11) to a 15-10 win over the Centenary baseball team (10-14) Saturday at Hogan Field. Two separate six-run innings helped the Trojans build an insurmountable lead in Saturday’s game, as the Gents allowed a season-high 17 hits. As Centenary took a 2-1 lead into the fourth inning, thanks to RBI’s by Garrett DeRooy (Duvall, Wash) and Matt Webb (Blue Springs, Mo.) in the third, Arkansas-Little Rock went on to score six runs in the bottom half of the inning to take a five-run lead on the Gents. Little Rock shortstop Brian Asbill got beaned to lead off the fourth, later scoring on a Matt King single to left to tie the game at 2-2. After outfielder Sean Joyce drew a walk to put runners at first and second, catcher Tyler Mason hit a double to right to score the go-ahead run for the Trojans. Little Rock would lead for the remainder of the contest. Still in the fourth with two outs on the board, a fielding error by Centenary shortstop Teddy Saenz (San Jose, Calif.), that would’ve resulted in the final out at first, extended the inning for the Trojans and brought home another run. Off of the bat of Brett Lawler, the ball caromed off of the glove of Saenz and into the outfield to extend the inning. Lawler and Brian Smiley both scored to give UALR a 7-2 lead. After another six-run inning by Little Rock in the bottom of the sixth, the Trojans held a 15-5 lead on Centenary, all but clinching Game 2 of the three-game series. The Gents did score five runs in the top of the seventh inning cut the deficit to five, but failed to get any closer over the final two innings. In the seventh, Justin Huff (Beaumont, Texas) and Webb led off the inning with back-to-back singles to put two on for the Gents. Junior Cameron Penney (Valley Center, Calif.) hit a double to left center to score both Huff
March 13, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score Cameron Penney had two hits and an RBI in Tuesday's game SHREVEPORT, La. -- A record-setting night ended with Stephen F. Austin (11-10) defeating the Centenary baseball team (10-12) by a 20-4 margin Tuesday at Shehee Stadium. On a night where nothing seemed to go right for the Gents, Stephen F. Austin hit a record five home runs in the 16-run route of Centenary. Two of the Lumberjack home runs were hit by junior second baseman Noel Trevino, who finished with four RBI and five runs scored in the SFA win Tuesday. With looming storm clouds and threatening weather never arriving over Shehee Stadium, the Lumberjack bats brought the thunder in Tuesday’s route, scoring eight runs over the first three innings to take an 8-0 lead over the Gents. Leading 2-0 following the top of the first inning, Trevino hit his first of two homers in the second inning, hitting a powerful shot over wall in left to score Kevin Crabtree and build the lead to four runs. The SFA onslaught continued the following inning when junior shortstop Jeff Brewer hit his first home run of the season, clearing the left field wall to score two more runs for the Lumberjacks and ending the night for Centenary starter Will Kaage (Burlington, Wash.) . Kaage, who entered Tuesday’s game unbeaten in his last two starts, never seemed to get it going on the mound for the Gents. In 2 2/3 innings, the senior right-hander allowed eight runs on six hits. Trailing 9-0 in the bottom of the fifth, Centenary showed its first signs of life. After Justin Huff (Beaumont, Texas) drew a walk, junior outfielder Calvin Sanchez (Santa Cruz, Calif.) hit a two-out double off of the center field wall to score the first run of the contest for the Gents. Junior Cameron Penney (Valley Center, Calif.) followed Sanchez with a double down the right field line to score the second Gent run and cut the deficit to seven runs with four innings left. The momentum for Centenary was short-liv
March 11, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score Calvin Sanchez had a team-leading 4 RBI in the two-game series SHREVEPORT, La. -- Centenary (10-11) completed a two-game weekend sweep of Trinity (5-9) with a 5-3 win Sunday at Shehee Stadium. Calvin Sanchez led the Gents in batting over the weekend with a .600 average in the two-game set. Trailing early to the Tigers in Sunday’s game, two runs in the third inning led the Gents to the 5-3 win. In the third, freshman Dakota Robinson (Bossier City) led off the inning with a ripped single to center, followed by a Justin Huff (Beaumont, Texas) double to right. Robinson, normally coming out of the bullpen as a reliever for the Gents, got his first-career start in the field, filling-in at first base after an unexpected injury to Nate Santiago (Mukilteo, Wash.) in the pregame. With Robinson and Huff at second and third, respectively, Sanchez laid down a sacrifice bunt down the first-base line to score Robinson and give the Gents a 2-1 lead. Senior Matt Webb (Blue Springs, Mo.) brought home Huff with a single up the middle, registering his third RBI of the series. Up 3-1 after the third, Huff and Sanchez would both score runs to extend Centenary’s lead to 5-1, handing the game off to the pitching staff of the Gents. Starter Jeremy Sheehan (Bonner Springs, Kan.) went six innings, allowing six hits and striking out four to pick up his third win of the season. Up four runs in his final inning, Sheehan stranded a runner at third when he forced Tigers DH Jordan Pennington to groundout to Centenary shortstop Teddy Saenz (San Jose, Calif.) to end the inning. For the game, Sheehan stranded four Trinity runners on base. Freshman Peter Stark (Dallas) and junior Aaron Bronson (Kent, Wash.) combined for three scoreless innings of relief in Sunday’s win. Bronson, who pitched the eighth and the ninth innings, picked up his third save of the season Sunday. In the 5-3 win over the Tigers, Saenz notched a career-high for assis
March 10, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score Fulenchek had a no-hitter through five innings Saturday SHREVEPORT, La. -- Brandon Fulenchek allowed just two hits in the Centenary baseball team’s (9-11) 7-2 win over Trinity University Saturday at Shehee Stadium. Carrying a no-hitter through five innings, Fulenchek picked up his second consecutive two-hit victory with Saturday’s win over the Tigers. The McKinney, Texas, native did not allow a run in his six innings of work, showing superior command of his pitches while striking out four batters. Behind Fulenchek’s prowess on the mound, Centenary was able to build a 6-0 run on Trinity. In the third, the Gents were able to take the lead when Matt Webb (Blue Springs, Mo.) hit an RBI-single to left, scoring Justin Huff (Beaumont, Texas) from third. Huff, who finished with two hits and two runs scored in the Gents’ win, led off the third with a lined single to left, taking the first pitch of Drew Bignall over the head of shortstop Jeff Claydon. Gents junior infielder Cameron Penney (Valley Center, Calif.) would add a second run for Centenary in the third when Justin Darr (The Woodlands, Texas) hit a sacrifice fly to right. Centenary could have taken the lead earlier in the contest, however the Gents failed to score with the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the first inning. Despite the early struggles at the plate, the Gents never trailed in Friday’s game thanks to the pitching of Fulenchek and steady defense by the Gent infielders. The big inning for the Gents came in the sixth when Centenary was able to score four runs with two outs on the board. With Darr on second, freshman Garrett DeRooy (Duvall, Wash.) lined a shot down the third-base line that rolled into the Centenary bullpen, scoring the third Gents run and putting DeRooy on second with a double. After Nate Santiago (Mukilteo, Wash.) walked to put runners at first and second, Huff reached on a fielding error by Trinity second
March 6, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score Johnny Noland allowed just three hits over 5 2/3 innings against LSU Tuesday SHREVEPORT, La. -- The battle of Louisiana fell to LSU (9-6) Tuesday at Fair Grounds Field, as the Tigers defeated the Centenary baseball team (8-11) by a score of 2-1. Johnny Noland of the Gents pitched a gem of a game to keep Centenary within striking distance. In what could be classified as a pitcher’s dual, a crowd of 3,876 witnessed one of the lowest scoring affairs between Centenary and LSU in recent memory. Both pitching staffs, led by Noland and LSU starter T.J. Forrest, had their game in Tuesday’s matchup. Although suffering the loss to the Tigers of the SEC, Centenary head coach Ed McCann was very proud of his group. "This group is growing up. There’s no quitting in them and things just get better and better," McCann said. "They understand it’s a marathon, not a sprint, and as long as we stay where we’re at and continue to get better, we’ll have a chance." The Gents got off to a rocky start, allowing two runs, both unearned, in the first and second innings. In the end, the two runs was all LSU needed to capture the win in Tuesday’s contest. With Jared Mitchell on first after drawing a walk, Noland missed first baseman Cameron Penney (Valley Center, Calif.) on a pickoff attempt, throwing the ball against the wall of the stands. As the ball rolled away in foul territory, Mitchell took advantage of the misplay to score from first to give LSU a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning. The Tigers added to the lead in the second when Jordan Mayer scored from third on a Centenary error, taking a 2-0 lead. Regardless of the two early runs, Noland, who may have been showing signs of jitters early, calmed down and began to go to work on the Tiger batters. In his best start to date in the 2007 season, Noland did not allow a hit over the first three innings of the start, giving up just three hits in his 5
March 4, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score Matt Webb picked up an RBI in the sixth for the Gents SHREVEPORT, La. -- A three-run seventh inning led the University of Toledo (3-2) to a 5-2 win over the Centenary baseball team (8-10) Sunday at Shehee Stadium. Tied 2-2 heading into the seventh, the Rockets led off the inning with two-straight singles by catcher Sean Boley and shortstop Jake Oester. After Tim Krofcheck hit into a fielders choice, resulting in Boley being tagged out at third, the runners advanced to second and third on a throwing error by Centenary pitcher Jeremy Sheehan (Bonners Springs, Kan.) . Sheehan attempted to pickoff Oester at second, throwing the ball into center field to allow the runners to advance. A Drew Hoisington double off of the centerfield wall in the seventh brought home the go-ahead runs for the Rockets. Hoisington later scored on a Jake Swint groundout to first to give Toledo the 5-2 lead. Centenary failed to tie the game over the final three innings, registering just one hit over the final nine outs of the contest. Todd Thomas picked up the win for the Rockets, going eight innings and allowing 10 hits. Joe Roberts picked up the save with a one-hit ninth inning. The Gents, who won two out of three games against the Rockets, battled back to tie the game in the sixth inning off of RBI’s by Matt Webb (Blue Springs, Mo.) and Alex Maldonado (Whittier, Calif.) . Trailing 2-0 to enter the inning, Calvin Sanchez (Santa Cruz, Calif.) and Cameron Penney (Valley Center, Calif.) led off the sixth with two consecutive singles. With Sanchez on third, Webb hit a fly to right, scoring the Gents first run of the contest. Maldonado drove a single to third, scoring Penney from third and tying the game at 2-2. In what was the fastest game of the season thus far for Centenary (2 hours, 9 minutes), the Gents got out 17 times on either the first or second pitch of the at bat. Sheehan went 6 1/3 innings in the loss, allowing eight hits and striking
March 3, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score Alex Maldonado hit a fly to right to bring home the winning run SHREVEPORT, La. -- The third time was the charm for the Centenary baseball team (8-9) in Saturday’s game against the University of Toledo (2-2), as the Gents earned a 3-2 win on a sacrifice fly by Alex Maldonado in the ninth inning. Wasting two previous opportunities to score with the bases loaded earlier in the game, Centenary was not about to blow its third-and-final chance in the final inning. In the ninth inning, Toledo pitcher Steve Wenning hit junior Calvin Sanchez (Santa Cruz, Calif.) with a pitch to lead off the inning and put the winning run for the Gents aboard. After Cameron Penney (Valley Center, Calif.) pushed a sacrifice bunt down the first-base line to move Sanchez to second, senior Matt Webb (Blue Springs, Mo.) was intentionally walked to put two on for Centenary. With runners at first and second, senior Justin Darr (The Woodlands, Texas) lined a shot off the glove of Wenning for a single, moving the runners over and loading the bases for the Gents. On a 2-1 pitch, Maldonado hit a high flyball to right, deep enough for Sanchez to tag up from third and score the game-winning run. Taking advantage of their third opportunity with the bases juiced, the Gents scored three runs over the final two innings to take Saturday’s game in the three-game series against the Rockets. Combined over the first two games, Centenary has outscored Toledo by a 12-3 margin. After falling behind 2-0 after a two-run fifth inning by the Rockets, in which Toledo got RBI-hits by Jake Swint and Joel Visser, the Gents turned it on over the final two innings to earn their eighth win of the season. Just six outs left in the game and trailing by two runs, Darr and junior Teddy Saenz (San Jose, Calif.) both walked to put the tying runs aboard. Senior Nate Santiago (Mukilteo, Wash.) stepped to the plate to face Wenning with two aboard. On the first pitch by Wenning,
March 2, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score Fulenchek allowed just two hits in the 9-1 win Friday SHREVEPORT, La. -- Centenary (7-9) allowed just three hits in Friday’s 9-1 win over the University of Toledo (2-1) at Shehee Stadium. Setting a new season-low for hits allowed in a single game, sound pitching and defense led the Gents to the eight-run win over the Rockets Friday. The pitching combination of seniors Brandon Fulenchek (McKinney, Texas) and David McElroy (Victoria, B.C.) induced a number of ground balls and flyouts by the Toledo hitters throughout the evening. Fulenchek, getting the start for the Gents, went six innings for the win. Striking out two, the senior lefty routinely worked his way out of jams against the Rockets, allowing just a run. McElroy came into the game in the seventh, allowing one hit and striking out four for his first save of the season. Building off the quality defense and pitching, Centenary built a 2-0 lead in the first when senior Justin Huff (Beaumont, Texas) led off the game with a triple to right field. Showing speed around the bases, Huff ripped the ball to the right-corner of the field for the stand-up triple. After Huff scored on an error by Toledo second baseman Tim Krofcheck, junior Cameron Penney (Valley Center, Calif) scored when Rockets first baseman Josh Colliver dropped a ball thrown to first, allowing the Gents to take the two-run lead. With the early lead, Centenary would add three more runs in the fourth inning. Juniors Calvin Sanchez (Santa Cruz, Calif.) and Alex Maldonado (Whittier, Calif.) both reached base to lead off the inning, followed by a sacrifice bunt by Teddy Saenz (San Jose, Calif.) to move the runners to second and third. The following batter, freshman Garrett DeRooy (Duvall, Wash.) , blooped a single into left, scoring Sanchez from third and give the Gents a two-run cushion at 3-1. DeRooy’s hit was misread by Rockets third baseman Scott Boley, dropping into left and allowing Sanchez to
February 25, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score Calvin Sanchez had three hits and scored four runs Sunday SHREVEPORT, La. -- A never-quitting Centenary baseball team (6-9) lost a heartbreaker to Northern Iowa (3-4) in extra innings Sunday at Shehee Stadium. With Sunday’s 13-12 win, the Panthers took 2-of-3 games in the weekend series. Heart cannot be measured by a box score. In Sunday’s loss to Northern Iowa, the Gents showed tremendous heart, almost completing a miraculous comeback in the bottom of the 11th inning. With two outs and down by three runs, Calvin Sanchez (Santa Cruz, Calif.) hit an RBI-double down the rightfield line, scoring senior Justin Darr (The Woodlands, Texas) from second. Stepping up to the plate with Sanchez on second, junior Alex Maldonado (Whittier, Calif.) continued the Gent rally, hitting a loop single into centerfield, scoring Sanchez and cutting the deficit to just a run. At the plate with a full count and two outs, Panther reliever Jason Barry induced Centenary junior Teddy Saenz (San Jose, Calif.) into a fly ball to center, ending the game for the Gents, falling by just a run in the 11th. Although not getting the desired result, the effort of the Gents should be compliment. Early in Sunday’s game, Centenary had to dig itself out of a large hole, trailing 7-1 after the top of the third. The Panthers put up seven runs in the top of the third, batting around the order and recording six hits. Entering the bottom of the third, a determined Gent squad was led off by a triple by Matt Webb (Blue Springs, Mo.) to start the inning. After Darr drew a walk on four-straight pitches, Sanchez laced a single through the right side of the infield to score Webb. Following Sanchez’s single, Panther reliever Chad Epperson hit Maldonado to load the bases. With the bases loaded, Epperson threw two-straight walks to score two more runs for the Gents, cutting the lead to 7-4. Still no outs in the third, senior Nate Santiago (Multikeo, W
February 24, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score Justin Darr led Centenary with four RBI in Saturday's 12-8 win SHREVEPORT, La. -- Centenary (6-8) had a season-high 16 hits to defeat Northern Iowa (2-4), 12-8, Saturday at Shehee Stadium. Originally scheduled for a 2 p.m. start, Mother Nature pushed the game back to 7:30 p.m. with a downpour hitting the Shreveport area. Once the game had commenced, it was Centenary doing the hitting, lighting up the scoreboard with eight runs over the middle three innings. Led by the bats of juniors Teddy Saenz (San Jose, Calif.) and Cameron Penny (San Diego) , eight out of nine Gent batters had a hit in Saturday’s win over the Panthers. After falling behind 1-0 following a solo home run by Panther first baseman Brett Featherston, who hit a home run to lead off the second for the second consecutive day, Centenary reeled off nine runs over the next four innings. In the bottom of the third with the bases loaded, senior Justin Darr (The Woodlands, Texas) hit into a fielder’s choice, scoring senior Justin Huff (Beaumont, Texas) from third and tying the game at 1-1. Huff led off the inning with a lined single up the middle, scoring two runs in Saturday’s win. The following inning, freshman Garrett DeRooy (Duvall, Wash.) helped the Gents take their first lead of the contest, hitting a looped single to left, just out of the reach of retrieving shortstop Brandon Douglas. On the hit, both Alex Maldonado (Whittier, Calif.) and Saenz scored to give the Gents a 3-1 lead. Centenary pulled away from Northern Iowa in the sixth, scoring five runs to take a 9-3 lead. After the Panthers scored two runs in the top of the sixth to cut the deficit to just a run, Centenary dug deep and was very selective at the plate. The big inning was started by a Nate Santiago (Multikeo, Wash.) single up the middle, followed by a Huff walk to give the Gents two runners on base. After a Penny sacrifice bunt down the first base line, senior Matt Webb (Blu
February 23, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score Fulenchek went seven innings and struck out five in the loss SHREVEPORT, La. -- Northern Iowa (2-3) scored four runs over the final three innings to earn a 5-2 win over the Centenary baseball team (5-8) Friday at Shehee Stadium. The Panthers took the series-opener behind superb pitching by junior lefthander Aaron Jenkins. Notching a career-high 12 strikeouts, Jenkins pitched seven innings and allowed just four Centenary hits. Tied 2-2 heading into the top of the eighth and junior Curt Bradley on third for the Panthers, sophomore Deric Manrique’s single up the middle brought home the winning run for Northern Iowa, taking a 3-2 lead into the ninth. In the final inning, junior Travis Hendrix knocked a single to left, scoring two runs to insulate the Panther lead and extending the deficit to three runs for the Gents with just three outs remaining. In the bottom half of the inning, Centenary couldn’t get a hit off of Panther reliever Jason Barry, ending the game with a flyout by senior outfielder Justin Huff (Beaumont, Texas) . Barry pitched two innings, not allowing a hit and striking out two for his first save of the season. Northern Iowa took an early lead off of a solo homerun by junior Brett Featherston, taking a 1-0 lead with the junior first baseman’s first home run of the season to right. Centenary tied the score in the bottom half of the inning off of a Garrett DeRooy (Duvall, Wash.) groundout to third, scoring junior Alex Maldonado (Whittier, Calif.) from third. Maldonado led off the inning drawing a walk off of Jenkins. The score remained tied until the seventh, in which Hendrix hit a two-out single to centerfield to score Featherston. In the bottom of the seventh, Huff hit a two-out double down the rightfield line, scoring Justin Darr (The Woodlands, Texas) from third and tying the game at 2-2. For the game, Huff was the only Gent to finish with multiple hits, going 2-for-4 with one RBI. Riding
February 20, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score Justin Darr had the lone RBI for the Gents Tuesday NACOGDOCHES, Texas -- Stephen F. Austin (3-7) pounded out 16 hits and scored 11 runs to defeat the Centenary baseball team (5-7), 11-1, Tuesday at Jaycees Field. On an overcast and dreary day, the Gents faced the Lumberjacks in their 2007 home-opener at Jaycees Field. After SFA took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning, the Lumberjacks blew the game open in the third, scoring three runs to take a 4-0 advantage on the Gents. In the third, the first three SFA batters reached off of Centenary starting pitcher Derek Bross (St. Joseph, Mich.) , all scoring in the inning. Centerfielder Vince Wade drew a walk to lead off the inning, followed by consecutive singles by Jeff Brewer and Noel Trevino. The final run of the third was scored on a sacrifice fly by first baseman Steven Hill. Centenary got a run back in the top of the fifth off of a double by senior Justin Dar r (The Woodlands, Texas) to center, scoring junior Teddy Saenz (San Jose, Calif.) from first. Unfortunately for the Gents, the team just couldn’t make up any of the deficit over the final four innings of the game, combining for just four hits in the loss. The Lumberjacks added a run in the fifth off of a Hill single to center, scoring Brewer, and a run in the seventh off of a Kevin Crabtree homer to left. In the bottom of the eighth, the Lumberjacks added five runs to take an 11-1 lead on the Gents. SFA starting pitcher Erich Lehmann went seven innings, allowing just three hits and striking out four. Bross (0-1) went four innings in the start for the Gents, striking out three. Senior David McElroy (Victoria, B.C.) , along with freshmen Peter Stark (Dallas) and Garrett DeRooy (Duvall, Wash.) all made relief appearances for Centenary. Centenary returns to Shehee Stadium Friday for a weekend, three-game series against Northern Iowa. At home this season, the Gents boast a 5-5 record. < < Return to Basebal
February 18, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score - Penn State Box Score - Kansas State Matt Webb had an .842 on-base percentage over the weekend SHREVEPORT, La. -- Centenary split its doubleheader Sunday in the 2007 Gents Baseball Classic, played at Shehee Stadium. The Gents defeated Kansas State (3-1),4-1, while falling 7-6 to Penn State (1-3).   Going 2-2 in the four games this weekend, Centenary earned wins over both Penn State and Kansas State during the three-day event at Shehee Stadium. In both of the Gent losses, Centenary fell by just a run, showing a “never die” attitude and continuing to fight until the final out of the contest.   Having a standout performance for the Gents over the four games, senior outfielder Matt Webb (Blue Springs, Mo.) hit .571 (4-7) with a team-leading four runs scored and two RBI. Drawing a remarkable nine walks over the four games, Webb had an on-base percentage of .842 to lead the Gents. He finished the weekend with three stolen bases and a slugging percentage of .857 to lead Centenary.   Centenary travels to Stephen F. Austin Tuesday for non-conference action in Nacogdoches, Texas. Game time against the Lumberjacks is scheduled for 2 p.m.   Game 1 - Penn State 7, Centenary 6 Trailing 7-3 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning, Centenary scored three runs in the bottom half to cut the deficit to just a run with two innings remaining in the contest.   Centenary broke out with two-straight hits to start out the seventh. After Calvin Sanchez (Santa Cruz, Calif.) and Cameron Penny (San Diego, Calif.) both reached to start the inning, Webb drew a walk to load the bases for the Gents.   Junior Alex Maldonado (Whittier, Calif.) laced a double down the rightfield line to score all three runs   in the seventh, cutting the lead to 7-6. Maldonado led Centenary with four RBI in this weekend’s four games.   Following a scoreless eighth, the Gents had a golden opportunity to either
February 18, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score - Penn State Box Score - Kansas State Matt Webb had an .842 on-base percentage over the weekend SHREVEPORT, La. -- Centenary split its doubleheader Sunday in the 2007 Gents Baseball Classic, played at Shehee Stadium. The Gents defeated Kansas State (3-1),4-1, while falling 7-6 to Penn State (1-3).   Going 2-2 in the four games this weekend, Centenary earned wins over both Penn State and Kansas State during the three-day event at Shehee Stadium. In both of the Gent losses, Centenary fell by just a run, showing a “never die” attitude and continuing to fight until the final out of the contest.   Having a standout performance for the Gents over the four games, senior outfielder Matt Webb (Blue Springs, Mo.) hit .571 (4-7) with a team-leading four runs scored and two RBI. Drawing a remarkable nine walks over the four games, Webb had an on-base percentage of .842 to lead the Gents. He finished the weekend with three stolen bases and a slugging percentage of .857 to lead Centenary.   Centenary travels to Stephen F. Austin Tuesday for non-conference action in Nacogdoches, Texas. Game time against the Lumberjacks is scheduled for 2 p.m.   Game 1 - Penn State 7, Centenary 6 Trailing 7-3 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning, Centenary scored three runs in the bottom half to cut the deficit to just a run with two innings remaining in the contest.   Centenary broke out with two-straight hits to start out the seventh. After Calvin Sanchez (Santa Cruz, Calif.) and Cameron Penny (San Diego, Calif.) both reached to start the inning, Webb drew a walk to load the bases for the Gents.   Junior Alex Maldonado (Whittier, Calif.) laced a double down the rightfield line to score all three runs   in the seventh, cutting the lead to 7-6. Maldonado led Centenary with four RBI in this weekend’s four games.   Following a scoreless eighth, the Gents had a golden opportunity to either
February 17, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score Will Kaage went seven innings in Saturday's loss to Kansas State SHREVEPORT, La. -- Kansas State (2-0) scored three runs in the eighth inning to capture a 6-5 comeback win over the Centenary baseball team (4-5) Saturday at the 2007 Gents Baseball Classic, held at Shehee Stadium. Leading the Wildcats for majority of Saturday’s game, the Gents just couldn’t close out the contest Saturday, allowing three runs in the eighth. In the deciding inning, the first six Kansas State batters reached recorded hits, leading to three runs to take a 6-5 lead over the Gents. With two on in the eighth, pinch-hitter Derek Bunker roped a double to center field, scoring the first of the three runs. Kansas State shortstop Eli Rumler followed Bunker with a single to center field, scoring Jordan Cruz from third and tying the game at 5-5. Catcher Rob Vaughn had the final RBI hit of the inning, hitting a single to right field to score Bunker. Over the final two innings, Centenary was unable to duplicate the magic that it possessed earlier in the game. Daniel Edwards closed out the one-run victory for the Wildcats, pitching two no-hit innings to record his first save of the season, ending any chances of a Gent comeback. All five Centenary runs came in the bottom of the third inning. Senior Justin Huff (Beaumont, Texas) led off the inning with a single to right field, later scoring on a wild pitch by Kansas State pitcher Ben Hornbeck. Still in the third with runners at second and third, senior Justin Darr (The Woodlands, Texas) hit a single to center field, scoring Cameron Penny (San Diego, Calif.) and Matt Webb (Blue Springs, Mo.) to give Centenary a 3-1 lead. Junior Alex Maldonado (Whitter, Calif.) added an RBI-single down the first-base line, scoring Teddy Saenz (San Jose, Calif.) , while Darr would score the fifth and final run on a Garrett DeRooy (Duvall, Wash.) fielder’s choice. Keeping the Wildcats at bay early, senior Will
February 16, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score Matt Webb went 3-for-3 with 2 RBI against Penn State SHREVEPORT, La. -- Centenary (4-4) used timely hitting to earn a 7-6 win over Penn State (0-2) Friday at the 2007 Gents Baseball Classic at Shehee Stadium. Leading throughout the entire nine-inning game, Centenary showed its fight in the late innings, battling to hold onto a one-run win over the Nittany Lions. Getting a win over Penn State of the Big Ten, Centenary head coach Ed McCann credited his team’s grittiness and defense in the late innings. "We pitched real well and played pretty good defense. Most importantly, we’re beginning to gel a little bit," McCann said. "No one really cares who gets the credit as long as the job gets done. Although its great to beat a big-time name, we expect it." Centenary got on the board early in Friday’s game, as senior outfielder Matt Webb (Blue Springs, Mo.) hit an RBI-single to left, scoring fellow-senior Justin Huff (Beaumont, Texas) from second. Webb, who stole three bases against Penn State Friday, ended the game going 3-for-3 at the plate with two RBI, while Huff had two RBI and two runs scored. In the second inning, Huff and Webb continued their timely hitting, both hitting RBI-singles to score three runs. With two outs and junior Teddy Saenz (San Jose, Calif.) and Garrett DeRooy (Duvall, Wash.) on, Huff laced a sharp single to left field to score two runs. After Cameron Penny (San Diego, Calif.) walked to put two on for the Gents, Webb singled up the gut to give Centenary a commanding 4-0 lead. The Gents were able to build the lead due to the early pitching of senior Brandon Fulenchek (McKinney, Texas) , who earned his second win of the season Friday. In the top of the second inning, with one out and the bases loaded, Fulenchek concentrated on the plate. The senior lefty was able to force Penn State second baseman Matt Cavagnaro to hit into a 4-6-3 double play to end the inning, keeping the Nittany Lions
February 13, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score Noland struck out seven in the start Tuesday against the Demons NATCHITOCHES, La. -- Centenary (3-4) fell 5-4 to Northwestern State (1-3) Tuesday at Brown-Stroud Field, ending a three-game winning streak for the Gents. In a game that featured several questionable calls by the umpiring crew, the Demons used a three-run third inning to earn their first victory of the season. With one out in the bottom of the third, third baseman Chase Lyles reached on an error by Centenary centerfielder Justin Huff (Beaumont, Texas) , later scoring on a single to right by Bernard Williams. Hitting a high fly ball to shallow center, a charging Huff initially had the ball for the out, falling out of his glove for the error. The first of numerous questionable calls came when Williams singled to right, trying to leg out a double. As Williams slid into second, he appeared to be tagged by Centenary shortstop Teddy Saenz (San Jose, Calif.) , but called safe by the first base umpire. This questionable call brought Gents head coach Ed McCann onto the field for the first of four face-to-face conversations with the umpiring crew. With Williams at second, Jacob Rhodes tripled to right-center, bringing home Williams for the game-tying score. Still in the third, Northwestern State benefitted from a bases-loaded walk by Centenary pitcher Johnny Noland (Aliso Viejo, Calif.) for their third score of the inning, taking a 3-2 lead over the Gents. The Demons would hold onto the lead for the remainder of the contest, scoring two runs in the bottom of the sixth on a two-run single by first baseman Mike Jaworski to build its lead to three runs. Centenary got off to a strong start in Tuesday’s game against the Demons, leading 2-0 after the top of the third inning. In the top of the second, junior Calvin Sanchez (Santa Cruz, Calif.) and Saenz hit back-to-back doubles to get the first Centenary run on the board. Sanchez laced a liner to left field, getting o
February 10, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score - Game 1 Box Score - Game 2 Justin Huff finished the series hitting .500 over the three games SHREVEPORT, La. -- The Centenary baseball team (3-3) found their bats in Saturday’s doubleheader with Jackson State (0-3), scoring a combined 20 runs Saturday to sweep the three-game series with the Tigers at Shehee Stadium. Winning Game 1 Saturday by a score of 13-6, the Gents dug deep into their emotional pocket to edge out Jackson State, 7-6, in Game 2. No one Gents hitter led the offensive onslaught Saturday, but rather a combined team effort, registering 24 runs over the two games. Senior Justin Huff (Beaumont, Texas) , along with juniors Calvin Sanchez (Santa Cruz, Calif.) , Cameron Penny (San Diego, Calif.) and Teddy Saenz (San Jose, Calif.) all finished the series hitting over .400. Junior Alex Maldonado (Whittier, Calif.) led the Gents with five RBI in three games. Following Saturday’s doubleheader, Centenary travels up the road to Natchitoches, facing Northwestern State Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Brown Stroud Field. Game 1 - Centenary 13, Jackson State 6 Centenary jumped on the Jackson State pitching early, scoring eight runs over the first three innings of the contest. After scoring two runs in the first to open the game, a four-run second inning gave the Gents an early 6-2 lead on the Tigers. In the second, the first three Centenary batters reached base, leading to a bases-loaded RBI double to right by Huff, scoring Sanchez and Saenz. The scoring in the inning was capped by a sacrifice fly by senior outfielder Matt Webb (Blue Springs, Mo.) , who went 1-for-3 with two runs scored and two stolen bases in Game 1. Ahead 10-4 heading into the bottom of the eighth inning and the bases loaded, junior Jason Blilie (Roanoke, Texas) hit a sacrifice fly to right, scoring Penny and building onto the six-run lead. The following batter, Sanchez, would rope a double to right, scoring Webb and Justin Darr (The Woodlands, T
February 10, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score - Game 1 Box Score - Game 2 Justin Huff finished the series hitting .500 over the three games SHREVEPORT, La. -- The Centenary baseball team (3-3) found their bats in Saturday’s doubleheader with Jackson State (0-3), scoring a combined 20 runs Saturday to sweep the three-game series with the Tigers at Shehee Stadium. Winning Game 1 Saturday by a score of 13-6, the Gents dug deep into their emotional pocket to edge out Jackson State, 7-6, in Game 2. No one Gents hitter led the offensive onslaught Saturday, but rather a combined team effort, registering 24 runs over the two games. Senior Justin Huff (Beaumont, Texas) , along with juniors Calvin Sanchez (Santa Cruz, Calif.) , Cameron Penny (San Diego, Calif.) and Teddy Saenz (San Jose, Calif.) all finished the series hitting over .400. Junior Alex Maldonado (Whittier, Calif.) led the Gents with five RBI in three games. Following Saturday’s doubleheader, Centenary travels up the road to Natchitoches, facing Northwestern State Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Brown Stroud Field. Game 1 - Centenary 13, Jackson State 6 Centenary jumped on the Jackson State pitching early, scoring eight runs over the first three innings of the contest. After scoring two runs in the first to open the game, a four-run second inning gave the Gents an early 6-2 lead on the Tigers. In the second, the first three Centenary batters reached base, leading to a bases-loaded RBI double to right by Huff, scoring Sanchez and Saenz. The scoring in the inning was capped by a sacrifice fly by senior outfielder Matt Webb (Blue Springs, Mo.) , who went 1-for-3 with two runs scored and two stolen bases in Game 1. Ahead 10-4 heading into the bottom of the eighth inning and the bases loaded, junior Jason Blilie (Roanoke, Texas) hit a sacrifice fly to right, scoring Penny and building onto the six-run lead. The following batter, Sanchez, would rope a double to right, scoring Webb and Justin Darr (The Woodlands, T
February 9, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score Fulenchek went seven innings for the win Friday SHREVEPORT, La. -- Centenary (1-3) rode the pitching of senior Brandon Fulenchek to capture its first win of the season Friday, defeating Jackson State (0-1), 7-2, at Shehee Stadium. Having to brave 30-degree temperatures to start the game, Centenary got up early on the Tigers, taking a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. After senior outfielder Justin Huff (Beaumont, Texas) led off the game for the Gents with a single, fellow-senior Justin Darr (The Woodlands, Texas) reached on a fielding error by Tigers shortstop LaDerek Camper. Huff scored on the misplayed ball, helping the Gents to the early lead. In the top of the following inning, what could have been a turning point for Jackson State was thwarted by the determined effort of Fulenchek and the Centenary players. With the bases loaded and just one out on the board, Fulenchek bared down and focused on the players at the plate. Striking out infielder Kevin Patterson for the second out in the inning, Fulenchek induced a fly ball by Camper to get out of the inning without allowing a run. The efforts of the senior lefty from McKinney, Texas helped preserve the early lead for the Gents. Falling behind by a run after Jackson State scored two in the top of the fifth, Centenary would retake the lead with two runs in the bottom half of the inning. Junior Alex Maldonado (Whittier, Calif.) , who led the Gents with three RBI in Friday’s win, keyed the bottom of the fifth with an RBI single to centerfield, scoring senior Matt Webb (Blue Springs, Mo.) from third. The game was put away with a four-run Centenary eighth, led off by back-to-back hits by Huff and junior Cameron Penny (San Diego, Calif.). After Darr drew a bases-loaded walk from pitcher Steven Collins, scoring Huff, Maldonado roped a single to left to score two runs for the Gents and clinch the team’s first win of the season. Junior Aaron Bronson (Kent,
February 4, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score David McElroy did not allow a run in his relief appearance Sunday. SHREVEPORT, La. -- Senior Emerson Trager pitched eight scoreless innings to lead Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (3-0) to a 5-0 win over Centenary (0-3) Sunday at Shehee Stadium. Sweeping the three-game season-opening series against the Gents, Trager dominated the Centenary batters throughout Sunday’s game, allowing just four hits and striking out five in eight innings of work. The lefty walked just two batters in his eight innings, not allowing a run for his first win of the season. After a Brian Gerondale RBI-single in the first, scoring Trae Williams from second, Corpus Christi used a three-run third inning to pull away from the Gents. In the third with two outs, four-straight hits, started by a single to right by first baseman Jason Graham, allowed the Islanders to score the three runs. The inning was capped off by a two-run RBI single to left by outfielder David Williams. For the second consecutive day, Centenary struggled getting the final out of an inning, allowing the three runs with two outs on the board. Although a good performance by Trager, the Gents just couldn’t get a hit in Sunday’s game, outhit, 17-5, for the contest. Leading Centenary from the plate in Sunday’s game, senior Matt Webb (Blue Springs, Mo.) went 2-for-2, drawing two walks. Gents starting pitcher Jeremy Sheehan (Bonner Springs, Kan.) went 4 1/3 innings, allowing five runs and 13 hits. Relievers David McElroy (Victoria, B.C.) , Johnny Noland (Aliso Viejo, Calif.) and Peter Stark (Dallas) combined to allow four hits and no runs over the final 4 2/3 innings of the game. Centenary continues its homestand Friday, hosting Jackson State at Shehee Stadium at 6:30 p.m. as part of three-game series. < < Return to Baseball schedule
February 3, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score - Game 1 Box Score - Game 2 Matt Webb's two-run homer opened the day for Centenary SHREVEPORT, La. -- The Centenary baseball team (0-2) took the field for the first time in the 2007 season Saturday, falling in both games against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in a doubleheader at Shehee Stadium. Getting a fresh start to a new season, Centenary battled back in both games of Saturday’s doubleheader, falling, 8-5, in extra innings in Game 1 and dropping a close contest, 8-6, in Game 2. Starting the season with a bang for the Gents, senior Matt Webb (Blue Springs, Mo.) and junior Alex Maldonado (Whittier, Calif.) each chipped-in with three RBI in Saturday’s doubleheader, with Webb hitting the lone home run for Centenary Saturday. The Gents play the final game of the three-game series against the Islanders Sunday at Shehee Stadium, with first pitch scheduled for noon. In Sunday’s game, junior Jeremy Sheehan (Bonner Springs, Kan.) takes the hill for Centenary, with Emerson Trager set to start for Corpus Christi. Game 1 - Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 8, Centenary 5 (11 innings) Centenary blazed out to a 2-0 first inning lead following a two-run shot over the left-center wall by Webb, who went 2-for-3 in Game 1. Sitting with a 3-1 count, Webb took Islander starting pitcher Will Norman deep for his first homer of the season, scoring junior Cameron Penny (San Diego, Calif.) from first. After Corpus Christi got one back in the top of the second, the Islanders scored runs in the fourth and the sixth to take a 3-2 lead on the Gents. With two outs in the sixth and the scored tied at 2-2, catcher Josh Plumaj doubled to left to extend the inning, allowing sophomore Martin Parra to double to left for the go-ahead run. Although trailing by one at 5-4 heading into the bottom of the ninth, the Gents rallied to force extra innings when freshman Garrett DeRooy (Duvall, Wash.) stole third base and scored on throwing error by P
February 3, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score - Game 1 Box Score - Game 2 Matt Webb's two-run homer opened the day for Centenary SHREVEPORT, La. -- The Centenary baseball team (0-2) took the field for the first time in the 2007 season Saturday, falling in both games against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in a doubleheader at Shehee Stadium. Getting a fresh start to a new season, Centenary battled back in both games of Saturday’s doubleheader, falling, 8-5, in extra innings in Game 1 and dropping a close contest, 8-6, in Game 2. Starting the season with a bang for the Gents, senior Matt Webb (Blue Springs, Mo.) and junior Alex Maldonado (Whittier, Calif.) each chipped-in with three RBI in Saturday’s doubleheader, with Webb hitting the lone home run for Centenary Saturday. The Gents play the final game of the three-game series against the Islanders Sunday at Shehee Stadium, with first pitch scheduled for noon. In Sunday’s game, junior Jeremy Sheehan (Bonner Springs, Kan.) takes the hill for Centenary, with Emerson Trager set to start for Corpus Christi. Game 1 - Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 8, Centenary 5 (11 innings) Centenary blazed out to a 2-0 first inning lead following a two-run shot over the left-center wall by Webb, who went 2-for-3 in Game 1. Sitting with a 3-1 count, Webb took Islander starting pitcher Will Norman deep for his first homer of the season, scoring junior Cameron Penny (San Diego, Calif.) from first. After Corpus Christi got one back in the top of the second, the Islanders scored runs in the fourth and the sixth to take a 3-2 lead on the Gents. With two outs in the sixth and the scored tied at 2-2, catcher Josh Plumaj doubled to left to extend the inning, allowing sophomore Martin Parra to double to left for the go-ahead run. Although trailing by one at 5-4 heading into the bottom of the ninth, the Gents rallied to force extra innings when freshman Garrett DeRooy (Duvall, Wash.) stole third base and scored on throwing error by P