Gents open homestand on Friday against Hendrix
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Hendrix (3-4)
Centenary (LA) (6-2)
2/22/2013 | Shreveport, La. | Attendance: 305
Centenary (LA)10020000X352
Win: Layton Tromba (2-0) 9.071006
Loss: Jacob Perschke (1-1) 8.053318
Collin Radack (HENDRIX) 403000
Marc Martinez (CC) 402000
Christian Sebastien (CC) 312100

SHREVEPORT, La. – The Centenary baseball team looks to continue its winning ways as the Gents open a 10-game homestand beginning on Friday, Feb. 22 in a three-game series against Hendrix College. First pitch on Friday is scheduled for 6 p.m.

The Maroon and White started conference play with a weekend sweep at Southwestern last weekend, pounding the Pirates by a combined score of 48-16. The Gents logged three, high scoring, seventh innings en route to the sweep. The Maroon and White combined for 22 runs in seventh innings only over the weekend.

Five Gents posted averages of .500 or better at the dish for the weekend with eight hitting above .333. Marc Martinez and Tyler Clakley each drove in nine runs to lead the squad while Jemari James posted a .778 batting average to pace the hitters. Four Gents compiled at least five hits for the weekend with James, Craig Littleman and Clakley each registering seven hits for the weekend.

Layton Tromba put together a complete game decision on the hill for the Gents’ pitching staff. Tromba tied for the team-best four strikeouts and posted a 3.86 ERA – the best among Gents’ starters for the weekend. Chase Clarke and Cole Thompson each gathered wins on the bump for the Maroon and White. In all eight hurlers took to the hill for Centenary as the staff posted a 4.91 ERA with 18 total strikeouts in the three wins over SU.

On the season James leads the Gents at the dish with a .526 clip while Clakley leads the squad with 10 RBI on the campaign.

Hendrix enters the three-game stint with an even 3-3 record. The Warriors dropped their last contest 7-6 to the Ozarks earlier this week.

Collin Radack leads the Black and Orange at the plate with a .481 batting average. Radack also leads the squad in RBI with seven on the season. On the bump, Jacob Perschke leads the way with a 1.29 ERA after two appearances. Perschke has tallied a team-best 14 innings of work with a team-leading 17 strikeouts.

Centenary continues the homestand next weekend in SCAC action against the University of Dallas.