Gents Edged 3-1 in Series Finale at ORU
Sunday, April 10, 2011
TULSA, Okla.-The Centenary baseball team used solid pitching and several timely hits to battle Oral Roberts on Sunday, despite being edged by the Golden Eagles, 3-1, in the Summit League series finale at J.L. Johnson Stadium.

The Gents (3-17, 0-4 Summit) saw an impressive effort by their freshman starter, Nic Parrott (5.2,7,2,2,1,0), who tossed 5.2 innings, allowing just two runs on seven scattered hits and one walk. The lefty gave Centenary a chance in the late innings, despite suffering his first loss of his collegiate career.

Junior Kyle Morton (2x4, RBI) drove in the Gents' only run and led the offense with two doubles on the afternoon. Freshman Mark Gillean (1x4) continued his hot-hitting with one hit and extended his hit streak to eight consecutive games. Freshman RJ Talamantes (1x3, R) scored Centenary's only run and contributed with one of the Gents' four hits.

Parrott held ORU scoreless through the first three innings, before surrendering the first run on two hits. Centenary would tie the game in the sixth. Talamantes singled and stole second, allowing Morton to plate him on a double to center field.

The Golden Eagles managed to gain the advantage once again with a run in the latter half of the inning on two doubles and a single.

Junior Seth Lugo (1.1,1,0,0,1,1) relieved Parrott in the sixth and tossed the seventh frame in relief, allowing just one hit and one walk with a strikeout.

Sophomore Cole Thompson (1.0,2,1,1,0,1) pitched the final inning out of the pen, surrendering one run on two hits with one strikeout.

ORU garnered an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth for the win.

Centenary will return to Shreveport and host South Dakota State on April 15-17 at Shehee Stadium. The home series will mark the first Summit League home series and first home games since the opening weekend of March.