Gents Prepare for Five-Game Homestand
Tuesday, April 8, 2008

SHREVEPORT – After poor field conditions wiped out last week’s game against Northwestern State, the Centenary and NSU baseball teams will try again on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.


The Gents (16-10) are looking to bounce back after being swept by Summit League newcomer South Dakota State over the weekend. Centenary was outscored by the Jackrabbits, 34-13, during the four-game series.


Despite seeing his career-long 10-game hitting streak snapped on Saturday, senior Cameron Penney continues to leads the Gents with a .368 average. Junior Ricky Imperiali tops Centenary in RBIs with 21 and he is also a perfect 6-for-6 in stolen bases.


Getting the start for Centenary on the mound will be senior Johnny Noland, who is 2-3 with a 6.20 ERA. Noland has pitched in 24.2 innings, with 13 strikeouts and he also has six starts.


NSU, who played on Tuesday, is led by Justin O’Neal’s .366 batting, while Mike Jaworski has seven of the Demons 17 home runs. Jaworski also leads NSU with 23 RBIs and is tied for second with seven doubles.


The Demons have two four game winners this season, Clayton Cooper and Jimmy Heard, who are a combined 8-1 in 94 innings pitched. Getting the last start against Centenary back on March 4 was Kyle Broughton, who is now 3-2 with a 3.82 ERA.


After the game against their I-49 rival the Gents will get back to conference play on Friday against Oral Roberts.