PREVIEW: Baseball to Visit Hawaii for Four-Game Set
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
SHREVEPORT-The Centenary baseball team will venture its away to Hawai'i to take on the Rainbows in a four-game set this upcoming weekend. The Rainbows and Gents will meet at Les Murakami Stadium from March 18-21. The teams are set to play Friday and Saturday at 11:35 pm CT, Sunday at 6:05 pm CT, and Monday at 11:35 pm CT.

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The Gents enter the weekend set with an overall record of 3-6 after playing the last five games on the road. Centenary will continue its month-long road tour with the Hawai'i series.

Coming off a 1-2 weekend at Grambling, the Gents are looking to get back to their winning ways after falling 10-9 in 8 innings on Saturday afternoon to the Tigers. Centenary earned a Game 2 victory in a 9-7 win in eight innings.

In Saturday's double-header, Centenary registered 26 hits, led by freshman Laetten Galbraith's 6-of-12, four-RBI effort at the plate. Also producing with solid numbers was sophomore Kyle Mauch and freshman RJ Talamantes with a .571 clip each, while junior Jeff Schaffert continued his nine-game, season-best hit streak with a .444 day at the plate.

Of Centenary's 26 hits, juniors Kyle Morton and Seth Lugo along with freshman Marc Martinez each belted home runs.

Lugo earned the win on Saturday, tossing 7.0 innings. The righty allowed three earned runs on six hits with a season-best 11 strikeouts. Junior Zachary Christ earned his first career save on Saturday with 1.0 inning of relief work.
Sophomore Kelby Langston performed well out of the pen, pitching 3.0 innings of scoreless ball to maintain his perfect 0.00 ERA as a reliever.

The 'Bows are currently 7-9 after last weekend's series split against Portland. Kolten Wong was named Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week after a stellar four games against the Pilots. For the week, he batted .500 (11-of-22) and tallied six RBI, two doubles, and two home runs. In the series finale, he hit two homeruns including the game winner in the 10th inning to give UH a 6-5 win. Connor Little improved to 2-0 on the mound. In winning game two, he tossed five and two-thirds innings allowing three runs with six strikeouts.

Centenary and Hawai'i will meet for the fifth time in history. The Rainbows currently own the all-time series, 4-0. The last time these two teams met was a year ago on April 20, 2010 in Shreveport. Hawai'i earned a 5-2 win over Centenary. In that game, Jeff Schaffert was 1-for-4 for Centenary and senior Derek Dalzell tossed 1.0 scoreless inning in relief.

Centenary will return home from Hawai'i, but continue on its road tour as it heads to Edinburg, Texas to take on UT-Pan American on April 1-2 in a three-game set.