Gents Miss Golden Opportunities
Saturday, May 17, 2008

SHREVEPORT – Calvin Sanchez and Cameron Penney made the most of their ‘Senior Day’, as they collected six of the teams 11 hits. However, in the end it wasn’t enough for the Centenary baseball squad, as it fell, 8-5, The Summit League regular season finale on Saturday afternoon. 

 

Centenary’s (30-24, 13-15) biggest downfall in the loss was leaving 10 on base, which included having multiple runners stranded in the third, fifth and seventh innings. The fifth inning was the Gents best chance to score, as they had bases loaded with two outs, but couldn’t get the big hit to score a run.

 

Despite giving up two first inning runs, Centenary looked as though it could rebound. The Gents scored four times in the third, three of the runs were brought home by Penney, Ricky Imperiali and Steele Lewis, while the final tally was on steal home by Teddy Saenz.

 

Sanchez scored the final run for the Gents, after WIU’s (20-30, 13-11) catcher Cooper Stewart threw ball away after trying to throw Jomar Tabor out at second on a steal.

 

Dakota Robinson got the start for Centenary, but had the no decision. Chris LaLonde (3-1) went 1.2 innings, allowed three hits and two runs, while his counterpart Ryan Schmidt (2-0) went three innings didn’t give up a run and struck out three.

 

Centenary goes into the conference tournament as the No.4 seed and will play No. 1 Oral Roberts on Thursday. All the Gents action can be heard on www.gocentenary.com.