Gents Silenced by Hawaii in Game 3
Monday, March 21, 2011
HOLOLULU, Hawai'i-The Centenary baseball team's offense was silenced in a 5-0 loss at Hawai'i on Sunday afternoon.

The Gents (3-9) struggled to produce a consistent offensive game, connecting on just five hits in the contest. Junior Kyle Morton kept his four-game hit streak alive with another multi-hit performance, going 2-for-4 with a double.

Other Gents picking up hits were junior Dan Lazarou (1x1) and freshmen Mark Gillean (1x1) and JoAnthony Cantu (1x3).

Hawai'i picked up the early lead with a run in the first, second and fourth frames for a 3-0 advantage after connecting on seven hits during that time.

With two outs in the first inning, Morton doubled to centerfield, but Rainbow starter Zach Gallagher got a groundout to end the inning. Freshman JoAnthony Cantu recorded his first collegiate hit on an infield single to shortstop in the fifth.

Freshman Laetten Galbraith (3.0,6,2,2,2,0) got his first collegiate start and tossed the first 3.0 frames. The righty allowed two runs on six hits and two walks.

He was relieved in the fourth by classmate Marc Martinez (2.2,3,3,1,0), who managed to hold Hawai'i to three runs on two hits in 2.2 innings of work.

A strong defensive effort accompanied Martinez and Galbraith on the mound as sophomore Kyle Mauch, Morton and freshman Pete Rajkovich each made diving catches to keep the score within reach.

Down 5-0, Centenary opened the fifth with a leadoff single to center field by Morton, but three straight strikeouts would strand him at first base.

Junior Zach Christ (1.0,2,0,0,1,2) came from the pen for his second relief appearance of the series and tossed 1.0 inning over two frames, giving up just two scattered hits and striking out two.

With a runner on, sophomore Kelby Langston joined the staff, forcing a foul out to Talamantes at third to end the seventh inning.

The Gents never were able to consistently string an offensive threat together, tallying just three hits in the first seven innings, two of which came off the bat of Morton.

Langston (1.1,1,0,0,0,0) continued to pitch to perfection, tossing a one hitter in 1.1 innings of work.

Despite a lack of consistency, pinch hitter Gillean recorded a two-out knock through the left side in the seventh and Lazarou singled to left field in the top of the ninth.

Galbraith suffered the loss and fell to 0-2 on the season.

Zach Gallagher (6.0,2,0,0,0,3) earned the win for the Rainbows.

Centenary will return to action for the final game of the set on Monday. Start time is set for 11:35 pm CT. All game action can be followed on www.Hawaiiathletics.com.