Late Rally by UNI Dooms Gents
Sunday, March 1, 2009

SHREVEPORT– Junior Tell Ross knocked in three runs for the Centenary baseball team, but Northern Iowa scored six times in the final three innings to grab a 7-5 win and split the four-game series.


With the wind gusting from left-to-right neither team produced a lot of early offense, as UNI (2-5) held a 1-0 lead. It would remain that way until the Gents’ sticks came alive in the fifth when they plated five runs.


Ross had the big bat going in the fifth, as he had his only hit of the day with double to gap, which knocked in three runs. Also platting runs that inning was junior Michael Tompkins and Cliff Shepard.


The Gents (3-3) were seemingly on cruise control until the seventh when UNI scored three times to bring the game within. In the following inning Centenary got two outs, but Panther shortstop Cory Ege knocked in the winning run with a single to right.


Taking the loss for the Gents was junior Dakota Robinson (0-2), who pitched 2.1 innings of relief. The Bossier City, La., native allowed three hits, three runs, didn’t walk anybody and struck out three.


The Gents will now take six days off before they head back on to the field on Saturday, March 7 at Jackson State for a double header.