Baseball Upended By Warhawks
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

MONROE, La. – It was a tough Tax Day night for the Centenary baseball team, as it was defeated by Louisiana-Monroe, 11-2, on Tuesday. The Gents scored first, but couldn’t hold on, allowing five Warhawks to cross the plate in the fourth to put the game away.


To start the game it looked as though Centenary would take control of the game, making ULM (23-12) pay for its mistakes. Ryan Bernsen doubled to leftfield to start the second, and was moved to third when Warhawks pitcher Kyle Smith balked. The Gents scored their run when Steele Lewis singled an 0-2 pitch through the middle to knock in Bernsen.


Offensively, Centenary (18-14) was led by Lewis, who was 2-for-4 with an RBI, while Bernsen and Gordon Murphy had the other base hits. Tim Deering got his 10th RBI of the season he sacrificed Murphy in from third on a fly ball to centerfield in the seventh frame.


On the bump Jeremy Sheehan (3-3) got the start for Centenary and was doing a nice job early on, but was tagged for eight hits, six earned runs, two walks, but he did strike out three. Derek Dazell and Tim Kelleher combined to pitch the final three innings and gave up five runs all earned, while walking and fanning three.


The Gents won’t get much of a break, as they head back to the diamond tomorrow against Wylie for a 6:35 p.m. first pitch.