Gents Return to the Friendly Confines of Shehee Stadium
Monday, March 17, 2008

SHREVEPORT – After traveling to Texas A&M for a mid-week series last week, the Centenary baseball team returns home on Tuesday to host Louisiana-Monroe at 6:30 p.m.


The Gents (9-4) were beaten twice by the Aggies, but had leads in both contests. Sophomore pitcher Dakota Robinson worked on a no-hitter into the fifth of game-two on Wednesday, but TAMU was able to brake-up the no-no with the first batter reaching on a single in the inning.


Offensively, Centenary is led by senior Teddy Saenz, who is batting .415, but is tied with three others for the team lead in RBIs (8). Junior Jomar Tabor is the other Gents batter with .400 average; he is second on the team with 16 hits, first in doubles (4) and is tied for fifth in stolen bases (3).


On the bump, Robinson and freshman Justin Kraft continue to dominate, as the Young Aces are 6-1 in 42.1 innings of work and have struck out 36. Senior Johnny Noland, who will get the call on Tuesday has pitched magnificently, as he is 2-1 in 18 innings of action and has a miniscule 1.50 ERA.


The Warhawks (12-4) have been playing well in the early goings of the season, as they have a .338 batting average and a 4.97 ERA. ULM has played much better on the road than at home, as it is 7-0 away and 5-4 at Warhawk Stadium.


ULM is led at the dish by Ben Soignier, who is hitting .449, with three home runs, 12 RBIs and six steals. Kyle Suire, who is third with a .409 average, also has a team-high six home runs.


On the hill, Josh Lett has a 2.49 ERA, with a 3-1 record and has pitched in a team-high 25.1 innings. Getting the start on Tuesday will be Devin Pourciau, who has pitched in five games, but has worked just nine innings.


Following Tuesday’s game, Centenary will be back home on Friday for a three-day, four-game series with Chicago State starting at 6 p.m.