Schaffert Knocks in Two for Gents Win
Sunday, April 5, 2009

SHREVEPORT – Freshman Jeff Schaffert’s two RBI single down the right field line was part of a three-run second inning for the Centenary baseball team in Sunday’s 5-4 Summit League victory over South Dakota State.

 

Junior Tell Ross led the second inning off with a bomb to right field, which helped jump start Centenary’s offense.

 

With the Gents holding on to a 3-0 lead in the sixth inning and with two down they gave SDSU new life with a error, which helped the Jackrabbits score twice in that frame.

 

However, Centenary answered back with two runs of its own in the seventh, as Schaffert led-off with a ground rule double and then later scored on senior Ricky Imperiali’s double. Tompkins would knock in the Gents’ final run of the game on a single through the right side.

 

The Jackrabbits though would not go quietly, as they scored once in the eight and ninth innings, but sophomore Derek Dalzell was able to close the door and get his second save of the season.

 

Sophomore Stephen Tromblee pitched seven innings and moved his record to 2-0, after he allowed just two unearned runs on six hits, while walking two and striking out four. His counterpart, Kirby Morsching went 6.2 innings gave up five runs on 11 hits, but struck out four.

 

Centenary will be back in action on Friday when it travels to Macomb, Ill., to take on Western Illinois in a four-game conference series.