Texas College Visits Shehee Stadium Tuesday
Tuesday, April 17, 2007


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Calvin Sanchez has a .358 average
and 22 RBI this season

SHREVEPORT, La. -- Centenary (16-18) plays its final non-conference game of the 2007 regular season Tuesday, hosting Texas College (2-40) at Shehee Stadium at 7 p.m.

Looking to head into this weekend’s Mid-Continent Conference-opening series at Valparaiso on a high note, the Gents start junior Aaron Bronson (Kent, Wash.) on the mound in Tuesday’s game against Texas College.

Bronson, 0-2 this season with a Mid-Con leading four saves, gets his first-career start at Centenary Tuesday. This season, Bronson has a 4.91 ERA in 18 1/3 innings pitched, making 13 appearances out of the bullpen for the Gents. In his last appearance, the 6-foot-4 right-hander earned his fourth save of the season, inducing a double play to end the game in a 5-1 win over Chicago State Friday.

Offensively for Centenary, senior outfielder Matt Webb (Blue Springs, Mo.) leads the Mid-Con in batting this season with a .371 average. The national walks leader, drawing an average of 1.35 walks per game, Webb has a .591 on-base percentage and a .639 slugging percentage to lead the Gents, registering 17 RBI and scoring 33 runs this year.

Junior outfielder Calvin Sanchez (Santa Cruz, Calif.) stands second on the Gents with a .358 average and a .467 on-base percentage. Sanchez has 22 RBI this season, scoring 29 runs with a .440 slugging percentage.

Amongst the league-leaders in hits, junior infielder Cameron Penney (Valley Center, Calif.) is batting .315 with 22 RBI. Recording a team-leading 40 hits, Penney remains one of the toughest players in the nation to strike out. In 127 at-bats, the junior infielder has struck out just six times, standing in the top 20 nationally in strikeout ratio (21.2).

As a team, the Gents lead the Mid-Con with a .285 team batting average.

Texas College enters Tuesday’s game on a four-game losing streak.

The Steers were swept in this past weekend’s three-game series against Huston-Tillotson University, outscored by a 29-11 margin.

Batting .252 as a team, Texas College is led at the plate by sophomore infielder DeAndre Walker’s .380 average. Walker has 20 RBI with 19 runs scored to lead the Steers.

Junior infielder Mike Holochuck is batting .266 with a team-high 22 RBI. Holochuck leads the team with three homeruns, registering a .394 slugging percentage.

Texas College has a team ERA of 10.69 in 42 games.

Following Tuesday’s game, Centenary plays a four-game series at Valparaiso, with the series starting Friday at 3 p.m.