Gents Baseball Strong From Start-to-Finish
Wednesday, February 27, 2008

SHREVEPORT – Scoring in all but one possible inning, the Centenary baseball team had a productive offense on Wednesday evening against Texas College. The Gents won hands down in the doubleheader, 11-1, in the first game and, 13-2, game two.


Game one


Beside the offensive explosion, the other story from game one was the perfect game. The combination of junior Chris LaLonde, senior Jason Blilie, sophomore Dakota Robinson and freshman Peter Stark helped take perfection into the sixth inning.


Stark was able to record the first out in the sixth, but the Steers rattled off three straight hits to end the perfect game. However, Stark settled down and did not allow any of the base runners to cross the plate. Freshman Boone Whiting closed the game out, giving up one hit, an unearned run, while striking two out.


The offense was led by junior Ryan Bernsen, who went 3-for-3 with two RBIs, while sophomore Garrett DeRooy was 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored. Senior Teddy Saenz continued his wonderful play, as he knocked in two on a base hit.


Game two


The Gents offense took of care the work in the nightcap, as they scored in all six innings. The first two hitters in the line-up for Centenary, junior Jamar Tabor and senior Calvin Sanchez combined to go 6-for-8 with five runs and an RBI.


Bernsen continued his hot night, knocking in three RBIs without recording a hit, as he went 0-for-2 with a sacrifice fly. The other offensive power came from pinch hitters, junior Mike Davis and freshman Derek Dazell, who each had two RBIs.


The pitching staff was led by freshman Justin Kraft, who went two innings to earn the win, but also struck out five and gave up one hit. In his first collegiate appearance, senior Blake Dickson pitched one inning of relief, fanning one and gaving up no hits.


Centenary will see its next action on Tuesday, March 4, when its travels down to Northwestern State for a 6:30 p.m. first pitch.