Gents Come Up Big Over Oral Roberts
Sunday, April 13, 2008

SHREVEPORT – The magic was found once again for the Centenary (18-13, 1-7) baseball team, as it was victorious over Oral Roberts on Sunday afternoon, 9-7. The Gents used two, three-run innings to capture their first win in Summit League action in 2008 and first win over the Golden Eagles since 2006.


After allowing ORU (24-8, 7-1) to score in the second, Centenary answered with a two spot in bottom half of the inning. Tim Deering brought the first runner home on a single to right and the Gents next batter, Garrett DeRooy had a base knock to the left side, which allowed Ricky Imperiali to come home.


In the third, Centenary’s bats continued to stay loud, as it scored three times. The first run for the Gents was Teddy Saenz, who scored on a passed ball. For the next Centenary run, Deering showed an eye for the ball, as he walked in a run for his second RBI on the day. The final run in the inning came when DeRooy was hit by a pitch, which also drove in his second RBI.


Centenary scored once in the fourth and then three times in the fifth, which proved to be all it needed. Steele Lewis, who came in pinch hit in the third, drove home his only run on a sacrifice fly, while Jomar Tabor drove two in on a routine pop fly that was lost in the sun by second baseman ORU’s Juan Martinez.


Cameron Penney had the best day at the plate for Centenary, as he was 3-for-4, while six other Gents hitters had one base hit. ORU, meanwhile, was led by Ben Petralli, who was 3-for-5, while David Genao and Ryan Groth each had two RBIs.


On the hill Johnny Noland got the start, but didn’t qualify for the win, as he went two innings. Chris LaLonde (2-0) pitched two plus innings, scatted five hits, gave up three runs, two earned, walked two and fanned one.


The Gents next action will be on Tuesday at Louisiana-Monroe and then they will return home on Wednesday to play Wylie College at 6:30 p.m.