Gents drop second straight ASC series
Saturday, April 14, 2012

RICHARDSON, Texas – Jemari James drove in the only run Centenary scored Saturday afternoon as the UT-Dallas pitching staff shut down the potent Gents offense to sweep the doubleheader and take the American Southwest Conference baseball series, 10-0, 2-1.

The Gents dropped their second ASC series in a row after winning the first six, dropping to 22-11 (15-8). UT-Dallas improved to 25-12. The Gents return to action April 20 to begin a three-game ASC set with LeTourneau, starting a five-game home stand to finish the season.

James used a double down the left field line in the nightcap to put the Gents on the board first in the fifth inning. Nic Parrott kept the Comets bats at bay until the bottom of the sixth when UT-Dallas used a two-run frame to take a 2-1 lead, but Parrott dropped to 2-1 on the season after tossing 6 1/3 innings, scattering six hits. He allowed just two runs before Taylor Henry tossed the final 1 2/3 one-hit innings.

Marvin Prestridge moved to 8-1 with a seven-inning outing, holding the Gents to four hits and the single run. Chase Knight tossed the eighth inning before Max Willard earned his sixth save with a perfect final frame.

UT-Dallas dominated game one, 10-0, using a five-run sixth to close the seven-inning contest. The Comets jumped ahead 5-0 with two in the first and three in the third before the big inning.

Cole Thompson suffered the loss, dropping to 4-4 after tossing 5 1/3 innings, allowing nine hits and seven runs. Grady Flournoy tossed the final 2/3 of an inning and gave up three runs on one hit, walking two.

Jason Fink (6-2) upped his mark with a complete-game shutout, allowing six hits. He fanned five and walked two.

Ryan Gasporra and Marc Martinez led the Gents offensively, each going 2-for-3 while Kyle Morton (1-for-3) and Craig Littleman (1-for-1, double) accounted for Centenary’s two other hits.

Chase Brown and Kyle Guest were the only Comets with double-digit hits, led by Brown’s 3-for-4, three-RBI effort. Guest knocked in four runs, thanks to a three-run homer in the third to put the Comets up 5-0.