Pitching Dominates Bison on Saturday
Saturday, May 3, 2008

SHREVEPORT – A combination of five Centenary pitchers on Saturday held North Dakota State to four runs. The Gents swept the Bison, 12-3, and, 3-1, in a Summit League doubleheader at Shehee Stadium.  

 

Game one

 

Jomar Tabor kick started the Centenary (26-19, 9-10) offense in the second inning with a two-run triple. The Gents also put two more runs on the board in fourth, as Teddy Saenz and Ricky Imperiali each had an RBI.

 

In the sixth, Centenary tacked on another run, as Ryan Bernsen singled to center knocking in Saenz to give the Gents a 5-1 lead. However, Centenary was not done, as Saenz, Steele Lewis, Alex Maldonado and Calvin Sanchez combined to push seven runs across in the eighth inning.

 

Getting the start for the Gents was Jermey Sheehan (5-4), who went 7.1 innings, scattered 10 hits, allowed two runs (all earned) and walked two. Chris LaLonde went the final 1.2 innings, giving up two hits, a run and a walk, while fanning two.

 

Game two

 

NDSU (10-25, 3-11) had a hard time figuring out Boone Whiting and Joe Hagen (1-4), as the two combined to take a no-hitter into the sixth inning. The Bison got their first base hit on Eric Otto’s sold single up the middle.

 

Centenary scored its first run in the nightcap without getting a base hit, as Tabor started the game by getting hit, then he was sacrificed to second, stole third and finally scored on an poor throw over to third base. In the fifth, Centenary put the game away on RBI singles by Maldonado and Saenz, who now 27 and 24 runs knocked in.

 

Finishing the game for the Gents was Aaron Bronson, who collected his eighth career save. Bronson is now the all-time saves leader at Centenary, moving past Jim Bazar (1989-1990), who held the record for 18 years.

 

The series will conclude Sunday at 11 a.m. in Shehee Stadium. Tomorrow’s start time has been moved up an hour to accommodate NDSU’s travel schedule.