Gents Take Series with a 7-6 Win
Sunday, May 4, 2008

SHREVEPORT – A three-hit afternoon by Alex Maldonado and a stellar pitching performance by Dakota Robinson propelled the Centenary baseball team to a, 7-6, victory over North Dakota State on Sunday at Shehee Stadium.


Early in the game Centenary (27-19, 10-10) had command, as it scored six runs in the first four innings to take a 6-1 lead. Jomar Tabor, Cameron Penney, Tim Deering and Teddy Saenz each had two-hits, while Ricky Imperiali knocked in a pair of runs.   


Robinson, meanwhile, was lights out through seven innings, as he allowed just four batters to reach base. The Bossier City, La., native gave up just one free pass and three hits during that stretch.


Centenary scored what seemed to be an insurance run in the seventh to push its lead up to 7-1 on one of Imperiali’s RBIs.


However, in the eighth after Robinson retired the first batter the NDSU (10-26, 3-12) bats woke up. The Bison scored five runs on seven hits and had the tying run on second base with two down, but closer Aaron Bronson shut the door, as he fanned Luke Otto to end the inning.


The Gents are scheduled to be back on the field Tuesday at Grambling for a 7:00 p.m. first pitch.