Gents Travel to the Rocky Mountains Thursday
Monday, May 5, 2008

SHREVEPORT – Just a half game separates the Centenary baseball team from Southern Utah for the second seed in the upcoming Summit League Tournament. However, the Gents task of closing the gap will be fairly tough, as they travel to Cedar City, Utah, for a four-game series starting on Thursday.


Centenary (27-19, 10-10) is coming off a series win over North Dakota State, in which the Gents hit .352 and stole 10-of-11 bases. The pitching staff also had a good weekend, as they had a 3.18 ERA and allowed the Bison to hit just .260.


Leading the Gents through the weekend was Teddy Saenz, who hit .692 and had four RBIs, while Jomar Tabor had two triples, knocked in a team-high five runs and stole three bases.


Through 46 games, second baseman Tim Deering leads the team in hitting with a .357 average, while his double play partner, shortstop Ricky Imperiali has 35 RBIs. The receiving end of the middle infielders throws, first baseman Cameron Penney is second with a .352 average and 34 runs knocked in.


Southern Utah (23-22, 10-9), meanwhile, was swept by Western Illinois in Macomb over the weekend. The Thunderbirds are 2-6 in their last eight conference games, as they split a series with Oral Roberts in Cedar City two weeks ago.


Before the Gents travel out west, SUU will play at Utah on Tuesday. The Utes have beaten SUU all four times they have played this season, which includes three times at Thunderbird Park.


Thursday’s single game will be broadcast over the Internet, but stayed tuned to for the rest of the weekend’s schedule.