Gents' Bats Silenced Tuesday Night
Wednesday, April 15, 2009

SHREVEPORT – After scoring a first inning run on an error, the Centenary baseball team couldn’t get anymore offensive momentum going, as the Gents were downed by Grambling 5-2 on Tuesday night in Shehee Stadium.

 

Senior Ricky Imperiali scored Centenary’s (23-6) first run to bring the Gents within one, but that would be their last tally until the ninth. GSU (8-26) was able to put the game out of reach in the fourth with a three-run inning.

 

Sophomore pitcher Derek Dalzell got the first out in the fourth, but after six straight singles and a controversial play at first the Tigers were able to put three runs on the board. Dalzell was able to retire the last two batters in that inning to stop the bleeding.

 

The score stayed the same until the ninth when junior Cliff Shepard hit his fourth home run of the season to right centerfield. However, GSU pitcher Baron Hinton got the last two batters out to end the game.

 

Centenary will return to action on Friday against Summit League arch rival Oral Roberts at 7 p.m. Live stats and audio will be available for fans on www.ORUGoldeneagles.com.