No. 25 Gents split with Texas College
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Texas College (12-20)
Centenary (LA) (15-6)
3/19/2013 | Shreveport, La. | Attendance: 107
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Win: Houston Creighton (2-0) 3.120004
Loss: Grady Flournoy (1-2) 4.042112
Julian Coffin-Lennea (TC) 423100
Matt Creamer (CC) 523210
Christian Sebastien (CC) 513110

SHREVEPORT, La. – The 25th-ranked Centenary baseball team logged a 3-2 victory over Texas College on Tuesday evening to salvage a doubleheader split. The Gents moved to 16-6 on the season while TC stands at 12-21.

The Maroon and White rode the arm of Holden Novak in the second outing and received five timely hits to outlast the Steers. Centenary recorded six hits in the outing and capitalized on five walks en route to the win.

Novak (2-0) put together a complete-game performance sitting down six, TC hitters while allowing eight hits.

Centenary plated the winning run in the second inning as Creamer singled to drive in his only RBI of the contest. The RBI answered a solo spot for the Steers in the top half of the frame.

Craig Littleman and Christian Sebastien each joined Creamer with RBI in the outing as and Ryan Gasporra and Sebastien each tallied a pair of hits to lead the way for the Gents in the affair.

Centenary jumped on the board early in the contest as Littleman and Sebastien plated the first pair of runs.

TC mounted a rally in the sixth inning with a run, but the Gents would relinquish the lead.

Caleb Hensley (0-2) took the loss with 5.0 innings of work allowing four hits and walking five Gents in the contest.  

In a game that saw both squads exchange leads, the Steers plated the winning run in the opener on a Corey Heidebrecht single up the middle to score Julian Coffin-Lennear, who was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning.

Houston Creighton (2-0) tossed the final 3.1 innings in the win – fanning four and allowing two hits. Grady Flournoy (1-2) was saddled with the loss tossing 4.0 innings with two runs allowed – one earned. Gents’ starter Jake McFarland pitched 6.2 surrendering nine hits and four runs – two earned.

Coffin-Lennear tied the contest with a single to right field in the eighth inning.

Gents added a pair of runs in the seventh to take its second lead of the game as Creamer delivered a two-run, single that scored Adam VanDenLangenberg and Nic Parrott. The Maroon and White grabbed its first lead of the game in the fourth frame as Littleman scored on a sacrifice fly.

Centenary plated its first run in the third inning as Marc Martinez singled to score Creamer.

Gents host North Central College at 3 p.m. on Wednesday.