Outstanding Pitching Gets Two Wins for Gents
Friday, March 21, 2008

SHREVEPORT – With a mid-afternoon wind that was blowing straight out, the Centenary baseball team used that to its advantage by cranking out two big flies. The Gents were victorious over Chicago State (3-13) in a Friday night doubleheader, 13-6, and, 8-2.

 

Game One

 

The top of Centenary’s (11-4) order got the job done, as the one, two and four hitters combined to go 9-of-12. Juniors Jomar Tabor and Steele Lewis, along with senior Cameron Penney also knocked in seven RBIs and score six runs. Lewis was also just a single away from the cycle, as he doubled in the first, tripled in the fourth and hit a grand slam in the seventh inning.

 

Also helping out at the plate, was junior Tim Deering, who was 3-for-5 with a run, while classmate Ricky Imperiali knocked in two RBIs.

 

Getting the win for the Gents was sophomore Dakota Robinson, who went 6.1 innings, scattering eight hits, allowing three earned runs and sitting down two. Coming into relieve Robinson were seniors Aaron Bronson and Tim Kelleher, who combined to allow just three hits, while striking out one.

 

Game Two

 

Freshman Justin Kraft was the show stopper in the nightcap, as he struck out seven and allowed just three base hits. The Yakima, Wash., native retired the first seven CSU batters via the strike out.

 

Kraft’s classmate, Boone Whiting was unhitable in relief, as he pitched the final two innings and faced the minimum six batters. Whiting struck out two and hit one, but quickly retired him on a double play.

 

At the dish, junior Joey Fandel was 2-for-3 with two RBIs, while Lewis plated two more runs. Penney also had another good game, we he was 2-for-4, scoring two and knocking in an RBI.

 

Centenary and Chicago State will be back at it tomorrow for a doubleheader beginning at 3 p.m.