Gents Fall 11-1 to Stephen F. Austin
Tuesday, February 20, 2007


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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 Darr (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.