Arkansas-Little Rock Scores 15 in Win over Gents
Saturday, March 17, 2007

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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 and Webb, bringing the score to 15-7 in favor of the Trojans.

With two outs and runners at the corners, sophomore Mike Davis (Ruston, La.) hit a single to right to score Penney. Saenz followed Davis with a two-run double to left, making the score 15-10 and ending the scoring in Saturday’s contest.

The two big innings for the Trojans led to the demise of the Gents in Saturday’s game, as Centenary had enough hits to remain competitive.

Leading Centenary in the batting department, Davis ended the game going 4-for-4 with two RBI and three runs scored. The game almost ended prematurely for the sophomore first baseman, as Davis fouled a ball off of his leg in the sixth and remained on the ground for several minutes. He regrouped and lined an RBI-single to left on the very next pitch to score Alex Maldonado (Whittier, Calif.) and collect his first of two RBI.

Also having standout games for the Gents, Huff went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and Penney went 2-for-5 with three RBI.

Centenary starting pitcher Jeremy Sheehan (Bonner Springs, Kan.) went 3 2/3 innings and allowed eight hits in the loss.

The Gents look to break a three-game losing streak in Sunday’s series finale against the Trojans. Game time is set for 1 p.m.