Gents Split Two on the Second Day
Saturday, February 23, 2008

SHREVEPORT – On a bright sunny Saturday afternoon, the Centenary baseball team looked untouchable in game one, as the Gents won 6-4. However in game two, Northern Iowa’s bats came alive to salvage the split, winning 5-2.


Game one


Centenary scored two runs in the bottom half of the second and never looked back, as senior Teddy Saenz smacked a two-run home run. Senior Cameron Penny also plated a couple of runs on a hit to help lead the Gents’ offense.


The young Centenary pitching staff continued to show some muscle, as freshman Justin Kraft went seven innings, striking eight, walking one and allowing just one run. Another freshman arm, Boone Whiting finished the game, pitching two innings, striking out three and scattering three hits.


Game two


The Gents couldn’t capitalize on early erratic pitching by Guido Fonseca, who walked three batters in the bottom of the first. Centenary’s downfall on offense was running itself out of the inning, as junior Jamar Tabor was picked off trying to take an extra step off first. 


The Panthers’ bats did their talking, touching Gents starter Jeremy Sheehan for four runs in the first two innings. UNI started the game with three straight hits, before Sheehan could strike out the fourth hitter, Brett Featherston.


For the game, the top of the UNI order went 8-for-12 with three runs and four RBIs. The bullpen also did nice job shutting the door on Centenary. Between three relievers, the Panthers pen allowed no hits, no runs, but did walk two.  


The final game will be tomorrow at noon in Shehee Stadium.