Gents Jump on Top Early, but Lead Doesn't Hold
Tuesday, March 11, 2008

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Continuing its highly successful station-to-station baseball Centenary scratched across a run in the first, but couldn’t get any more, as the Gents fell on Tuesday night to Texas A&M, 9-2.

Centenary started things off with a leadoff walk and a steal by junior Jomar Tabor, while classmate Ryan Bernsen later collected an RBI on a single down the leftfield line to score the Gents first run.

With the score tied at one in the fourth, things were looking good for Centenary. However, an error and three infield singles were the undoing for the Gents, as the Aggies scored four runs in their half of the fourth.

Centenary was able to get a run back in the fifth, as A&M had problems on defense. Junior Steele Lewis singled through the middle and after an error by the pitcher Tabor was able to cross the dish.

In the sixth, Texas A&M put the game away with four more runs, as Jose Duran hit three-run home run and Darby Clay followed with a solo shot.

Junior Joe Hagen took the loss for Centenary, while Aggies starter Shane Minks picked up with win after throwing 5.2 innings. Hagen went 3.2 innings, scattered 10 hits, allowed four earned runs and stuck out one.

The same two teams will meet tomorrow afternoon at 3 p.m. and there will be free video and live stats at www.aggieathletics.com