Chilly Night In Fargo Can't Stop Gents
Saturday, May 2, 2009

FARGO, N.D. – With temperatures hovering around freezing the warm weathered Centenary baseball team had to score three times in the eighth to gain a 6-4 victory over North Dakota State in Summit League play on Friday night.

The Gents (28-11, 11-5) fell down 1-0 after the third, but a three spot in the fourth gave them a short-lived lead. Two of Centenary’s runs came from the bat of senior Tim Deering, who blasted his first career home run to right field.

The Bison (12-21, 6-8) would tie the game at three in the sixth inning when Zach Wentz and Zach Heidmann each knocked in a run. However, both runs that were scored became unearned after catcher’s interference was called.

With time running out in the game, Centenary’s bat alive in the eighth when junior Tell Ross singled home two runs and classmate Cliff Shepard drove in a runner with a base knock to right field.

Sophomore Justin Kraft pitched a complete game, as he allowed four runs on 11 hits, while walking one and fanning seven. His counterpart, Glenn Parker went six innings, scattered six hits and gave up three runs to go along with a walk and three strike outs.

The Gents and Bison will meet again on Saturday afternoon for a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m. Live stats and video will be available on NDSU’s website at www.GoBison.com.