Lightning Halts Gents Comeback on Tuesday
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

SHREVEPORT – Centenary senior pitcher Johnny Noland was outstanding in the early goings on Tuesday evening against Arkansas-Little Rock (10-27). However, two errors by the Gents proved to be costly, as they fell in a lightning shortened game, 3-2.


In the second, Centenary (22-15) scored its first run when Gordon Murphy knocked in Steele Lewis on a ground out to first base. Through four innings it looked as though that’s all the Gents would need, as Noland scattered just three hits and helped turn a double play in the second.   


With thunder and lighting crackling in the sky, the Gents were trying to hurry through the fifth to complete the game. Centenary got the first out in the fifth, but Clay Rominger had different ideas, as he hit a homer run to left field to tie the game at one.


After the home run, Noland allowed the next three hitters to reach base and two would come around to score because of errors. On the evening, Noland (2-4) went 5.1 innings, allowed eight hits, three runs, one earned, walked and fanned one.


At the plate Lewis came up big in the sixth, as he singled in Ryan Bernsen, who kept the inning going with a two-out double to right center field. However, the Gents could not scratch across another official run, as the game was called with one out in the bottom of the seventh.


Centenary will try to get back in the win column on Wednesday at Sam Houston State, with first pitch set for 6:30 p.m. The game can also be heard on