Gents travel to Austin College
Friday, March 15, 2013
Centenary (LA) (14-4)
Austin College (7-18)
3/16/2013 | Sherman, Texas | Attendance: 80
Centenary (LA)22011221091
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Win: Layton Tromba (0-0) 7.061111
Loss: Korn (0-0) 5.168521
Ryan Gasporra (CC) 302210
Tyler Clakley (CC) 422100
Jemari James (CC) 402100
Vaughan (AC) 301000
Appelquist (AC) 211010
Herron (AC) 301000
Leech (AC) 301100
Williams (AC) 101000
Gibson (AC) 301000

SHREVEPORT, La. – Looking for its fourth Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference series win of the season the Centenary baseball team travels to Austin College for a three-game weekend series. The slated trio begins on Saturday, Mar. 16 at 1 p.m. with a doubleheader with the finale scheduled for 1 p.m.

The Gents (13-4, 7-2 SCAC) enter riding a three-game win streak following a 16-6 decision over LeTourneau during the midweek.

The Maroon and White took 2-of-3 from Trinity and Dallas and swept Southwestern earlier this season.

The Gents rank second in the conference in batting average (.315) and earned run average (3.22) behind TU.

Jemari James and Craig Littleman sit among the top three hitters in the league. James ranks second with a .468 average while Littleman is hitting .411 in third. The pair ranks among the conference leaders in doubles as Littleman is tied for the team lead with 10 while James ranks fourth with seven. The duo is tied with Tyler Clakley with two doubles each which sits tied for third. Clakley ranks third in the league with 16 RBI which leads the Gents.

Taylor Henry is the top ranked pitcher in the SCAC with a 0.76 ERA and ranks 10th in strikeouts with 17. Cole Thompson paces the Gents’ hurlers with 25 strikeouts - a mark that ranks fifth in the conference – and ranks second in the unit with 31 innings pitched – 3.1 innings behind squad leader Layton Tromba. Tromba sits ninth in the SCAC with 18 strikeouts.

AC (7-17, 5-4 SCAC) swept last weekend’s series from Southwestern and split a midweek outing with East Texas Baptist, including a 10-9 affair. Prior to the sweep of the SU, the Roos dropped 10 of its last 11 outings.

Austin Vaughan leads the Roos with a .354 batting average and ranks fifth in the league with 28 hits. Marshall Korn leads the pitching staff with a 4.19 ERA while tossing a league-leading 38.2 innings.

Following the weekend slate, Centenary returns to Shehee Stadium for six consecutive home outings.