Toledo Wins Series Finale With Gents
Sunday, March 4, 2007

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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 out five. Freshman Dakota Robinson (Bossier City) and Aaron Bronson (Kent, Wash.) combined for 2 2/3 innings of relief, allowing just a hit and striking out two.

Centenary now sets its sight on Tuesday’s annual match with LSU. Played this season at Fair Grounds Field, the Gents and Tigers take to the field at 7 p.m., with tickets still available for purchase.

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