Baseball Falls 11-5 to Northwestern State
Tuesday, April 3, 2007


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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 in the seventh.

Senior Justin Huff (Beaumont, Texas) drew a walk to put two on for Centenary following Santiago’s single. Senior Matt Webb (Blue Springs, Mo.) bounced a single over the head of Demon third baseman Patrick Johnson to score another run for the Gents.

The four-run seventh for the Gents was capped off with a Cameron Penney (Valley Center, Calif.) single up the middle, scoring Huff and Webb.

Penney went 2-for-3 Tuesday with two runs scored. His efforts were matched by junior outfielder Calvin Sanchez (Santa Cruz, Calif.), who also went 2-for-3 against the Demons.

Winning his third game of the season, Northwestern State starting pitcher Fraser Robinson went four innings in a spot start, allowing just two hits and striking out three.

Kaage allowed eight hits and struck out three in three innings Tuesday.

Centenary takes a break from action, not playing again until April 13 when they host Chicago State in a four-game series at Shehee Stadium.