Gents Flash Offense and Defense on Saturday
Saturday, March 8, 2008

SHREVEPORT – Timely hitting and pitching was the Centenary baseball teams key to success on Saturday afternoon in Shehee Stadium. The Gents slugged out 16 runs and struck out nine to grab the, 8-4, game one win and, 8-7, game two victory.

 

Game one

 

Centenary’s bats woke up early as it platted two runs in the bottom of the first on a Panther fielding error and a safety squeeze by junior Ryan Bernsen. In the bottom of the fifth the Gents timely hitting came with two hits, as they scored four-runs. Getting things started for Centenary was senior Calvin Sanchez, who knocked in two on a single to left, while senior Teddy Saenz came home on a wild pitch and junior Jomar Tabor plated Sanchez on single up the gut.

 

Junior Ricky Imperiali tacked on the Gents last run on an RBI bases loaded walk, which scored Bernsen.

 

Starting pitcher Dakota Robinson went six strong innings, striking out four, but allowed four runs and walked two. Coming into relieve Robinson was senior Aaron Bronson and freshman Boone Whiting, who closed the door on UWM, by pitching three innings of almost flawless baseball.

 

Game two

 

The nightcap was little more dangerous for the Gents, as they allowed four first inning runs. However, freshman Justin Kraft settled down and held the Panthers to goose eggs between the fourth and seventh innings.

 

The offense, meanwhile, was led by senior catcher Alex Maldonado, who had two RBI in the second contest. Junior Joey Fandel scored the winning run for the Gents, after pitcher Adam Farrell threw the ball over first base.

 

The Gents added two insurance runs in the sixth, while Whiting came in and got his first collegiate save.

 

Centenary and UWM will meet again for twinbill starting at 11 a.m. in Shehee Stadium.