Gents Win 11th Straight at Shehee Stadium
Saturday, March 22, 2008

SHREVEPORT – The Centenary (13-4) baseball teams pitching and hitting once again dominated its opponent on Saturday evening. The Gents batted .431 on the afternoon, while the pitching staff had a good 3.94 ERA in the, 16-8, and, 4-1, wins over Chicago State (3-15).


Game one


Junior Steele Lewis and senior Cameron Penney had the hot bat, as they each pounded out three hits and combined to knock in five RBIs. However, the bottom of the order was not to be out done, as they went 9-for-15 and was led by junior Ricky Imperiali and sophomore Gordon Murphy, who teamed-up to plate six runs.


On the hill, senior Johnny Noland did not have his best stuff, but was backed up by a bullpen that was nearly flawless. Senior Aaron Bronson led the way, as he pitched three innings to get the win and gave up one hit, while also striking out two.


The rest of the pen went 4 innings, striking out three, giving up one hit and just allowed minimal damage.


Game two


Senior Jeremy Sheehan was lights out for six innings, as he didn’t give up a hit until the third and scattered just two base hits. However, in the seventh, Sheehan gave up three straight hits and run before freshman Boone Whiting came in to close the deal.


Whiting inherited runners on first and second and immediately got a double play and induced Kellon McFarlin to fly out to end the game. For Whiting he earned his team-best third save.


Imperiali led the way on offense as he was 2-for-3 with two RBIs, while Penney was 1-of-2 with an RBI.


Centenary will be back in action on Tuesday and Wednesday when they travel to Arkansas for a mid-week series. The Gents will return home on Saturday to play host to Grambling State at 12 p.m. for a doubleheader.