Mastodons Trample Gents on Friday
Friday, April 25, 2008

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Jomar Tabor led-off the game with a solo blast to left field, but in the end it wasn’t enough, as Centenary fell, 16-5, on Friday afternoon to IPFW in Summit League action.

The Mastodons (10-25-1, 6-7) scored five times in the first two innings, which helped them gain a lead they would never lose. However, the Gents came right back with three in third, to bring the game within a run.

Centenary (22-17, 5-8) had a chance to take a lead with two outs in the fifth, as it had bases loaded and momentum going towards them. With the wind blowing out to left, Teddy Saenz had his chance to help the Gents, but he pushed the ball the opposite way and it died on the warning track.

IPFW took advantage of Centenary’s misfortunes, as the Mastodons plated four runs in the fifth to put the game away. In the sixth, seventh and eighth innings, the Gents were only able to get three base runners, while IPFW scored seven more runs to put the nail in the coffin.

For Centenary, Steele Lewis was 3-for-5 with an RBI, while Cameron Penney was 1-for-5 with a two out, two RBI double to help lead the Gents. Other Centenary notables were Tabor, Ricky Imperiali, and Ryan Bernsen, who all had two base hits.

On the mound for the Gents was Dakota Robinson, who went 4.2 innings, allowed 12 hits, nine runs, one walk, while striking out four. Chris LaLonde and Matt Clark finished the game, as they struck out three and allowed seven runs on seven hits.

Centenary and IPFW will meet for a doubleheader starting at noon on Saturday, and the game can be heard on www.gocentenary.com.