Gents Get Edged on the Road
Wednesday, March 5, 2008


SHREVEPORT – After taking a week off from action, the Centenary baseball team got back on the field Tuesday evening at Northwestern State. The Gents give up two runs in the first inning and that’s all the Demons needed, as they won 3-0.

Centenary threatened in the first, as it had bases loaded with two outs, but junior Steele Lewis could not get the runners home, popping out to end the inning. In NSU’s half of the first, Gents senior pitcher Johnny Noland walked the first batter, while his defense had a blunder in the field, which allowed the two runs to cross home.

However, Noland settled down and pitched five solid innings, scatting four hits, walking one and fanning four. Demons’ pitcher Kyle Broughton went 5.1 innings and his bullpen helped combined for the shutout, after allowing four hits, five walks, but struck out 10.

No Gents batter had more than a hit, while NSU’s Jordan Nipp had two hits and an RBI to help lead the Demons.

Centenary will be back in action on Friday evening when it welcomes UW-Milwaukee to town for a four-game, three-day series starting at 6 p.m.