Regular Season Ends Saturday for Gents
Tuesday, May 13, 2008

SHREVEPORT – With the regular season coming to a close this week, the Centenary baseball team will try to punch its ticket to The Summit League Tournament for the fifth time. The Gents will meet Western Illinois beginning on Thursday at 6 p.m. in Shehee Stadium for the start of a four-game series.


Centenary comes into the week having lost 3-of-4 at Southern Utah and needing to take three games from Western Illinois in order to avoid Oral Roberts in the first round. The Gents as of right now are in fourth place and a half game in front of IPFW for the final spot.


To keep IPFW in fifth place, Centenary needs to win once and the Mastodons lose one time at home to the regular season champion ORU. The Golden Eagles locked up the regular season title on Saturday, when they swept Oakland in a doubleheader.


Leading the Gents offensive attack last weekend was Teddy Saenz, who hit .417 and scored three times. Overall, Cameron Penney is hitting a team-high .337 with 36 RBIs, which ranks second behind Ricky Imperiali’s 37 runs knocked in.


Jeremy Sheehan last week was the only starter not to suffer a loss, as he went 6.1 innings, allowed just one run and got the no decision. As a hole, Justin Kraft leads the staff with an 8-4 mark and has two complete games in 75.1 innings pitched.


Western Illinois will come to Shreveport after its Tuesday night game at Oklahoma State, where it lost once already this season. The Leathernecks are led by Lorenzo Gallaga, who is hitting .333, while Tyler Metcalf has belted a team-best five home runs.


On the bump, WIU is led by three pitchers who have won over four games and one that has added three victories. Eric Eden and Travis Tolsma have combined to earn an 8-7 record, while Mark DiBernardo has four complete games.