Gents Get Back to Winning Ways
Saturday, March 21, 2009

SHREVEPORT – Eight RBIs by junior Michael Tompkins in two games on Saturday afternoon against Harvard helped the Centenary baseball team to a 31-8 game one win and a 7-5 victory in the night cap.


Game One


The Gents struck early and often by scoring 13 runs in the first three innings, which led them to platting their most runs in a game since a 29-18 victory over Letourneau in 1992.


Tompkins had a career-high six RBIs and, while junior Cliff Shepard and senior Tim Deering each knocked in four runs. For Deering, his four RBIs were a career-best, putting him over his pervious high by one.


On the bump, junior Stephen Tromblee won his first game at Centenary after pitching eight plus innings and striking out a season-best six. Sophomore Derek Dalzell finished the game after scattering two hits and allowing one run.


Game Two


A five-run fifth was enough for Centenary to get the doubleheader sweep. Tompkins knocked in two with a single to right and also in that inning, Shepard and Deering picked-up an RBI apiece.


Junior Dakota Robinson, meanwhile, got his second victory of the season after pitching a complete game. The Bossier City, La., native allowed five runs on 10 hits, but struck out three.


Centenary and Harvard will finish off the four game series Sunday with first pitch set at 1:00 p.m.