Gents Split Doubleheader With Oakland
Saturday, May 16, 2009

SHREVEPORT – After a tough first game the Centenary baseball team bounced back nicely in the nightcap to salvage a split with Oakland on Friday afternoon. In the first game the Gents fell 20-4 and in game two they held on for the 5-3 victory. 

Game one

Oakland (21-34, 9-18) scored early and often, as it put 12 runs on the board before Centenary (33-16, 16-9) could scratch across its first runs in the bottom of the fourth. In that fourth inning junior Jeff Ericson knocked in a run, while classmate Travis Leversen was able to score on an error.

Junior Dakota Robinson took the loss after he gave up six runs on eight hits, while freshman Jacob Lugo finished the game, as he pitched 5.1 innings, allowed nine hits and eight runs. 

Game two

Cliff Shepard had the hot bat in the nightcap, as he was 3-for-3 with an RBI, while scoring twice. Shepard scored the games first run on a blast over the right field fence, which was his seventh home run of the season.

The Gents big inning came in the fifth when freshman Morgan Brian knocked in a run with a double and then he finished the scoring when he took home after senior Jomar Tabor got caught in a rundown between first and second.

Sophomore Boone Whiting earned his sixth win of the season, as he pitched a complete game. His counterpart Matt LaMothe also went the distance, but allowed five runs, scattered nine hits, walked one and struck out one.

Centenary and Oakland will conclude the series on Sunday at 12 p.m. with ‘Senior Day’ festivities taking place after the game.