Gents Struggle With Timely Hitting
Wednesday, May 13, 2009

BATON ROUGE, La. – After falling down early, the Centenary baseball team got the game back within shouting distance, but a big seventh inning gave LSU enough cushion for the 12-4 win on Tuesday night.  

The Tigers scored five runs in the first two innings, but after a Tim Deering home run Centenary got itself back in the game. The Gents would score two more runs off of a throwing error by LSU’s third baseman.

Twice during the course of the game, junior Michael Tompkins led-off an inning with a double, but Centenary couldn’t get the timely hitting to knock him in. Tompkins continued to do his part, as he pitched a third of an inning and also hit a solo bomb in the eighth.

Tompkins on the day was 3-for-4, while Deering also had the other Centenary hit with his aforementioned homer. Senior Joe Hagen, meanwhile, got the start on the mound and went 6.1 innings, allowed nine runs on nine hits, walked five and struck out one.

The Gents will close the regular season this weekend against Summit League foe Oakland starting on Thursday. Centenary locked up a spot in the upcoming conference tournament, but will now just play for seeding.