Gents travel to No. 2/3 Trinity
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Centenary (LA) (20-7, 12-3 SCAC)
Trinity (24-6, 9-4 SCAC)
3/28/2013 | San Antonio, TX | Attendance: 123
Centenary (LA)000003000350
Win: Layton Tromba (5-2) 9.071124
Loss: Ryan Lucero (5-1) 5.253329
Jemari James (CC) 402100
Christian Muscarello (TUBB) 402000
Will Donnan (TUBB) 312010

SHREVEPORT, La. – The Centenary baseball team takes to the road as the Gents travel for a pair of Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference contests against No. 2/3 Trinity. First pitch on Thursday is scheduled for 6 p.m. With Friday’s finale slated for 11:30 a.m.

For the second time this season the pairing pits the top two teams in the conference against each other with top billing in the SCAC at stake. Centenary, 11-3 in league play, enters the two-game series with a two game lead over the Tigers. The Gents claimed two of three from TU earlier this season at Shehee Stadium.

Centenary enters the affairs with the top hitting team in SCAC action as the Maroon and White have a .327 average at the plate. The Gents are batting .310 on the season which ranks second in the SCAC. Jemari James, Craig Littleman and Tyler Clakley help power the lineup. James and Littleman stand as the top two hitters in the conference posting clips of .444 and .424 respectively.

Littleman and Clakley rank among the top RBI leaders in the SCAC with Littleman recording 30 and Clakley tallying 25. The totals rank second and third in the conference.

Pat Hirschberg pilots the Tiger’s offensive attack as he stands third in the SCAC in batting average with a .411 clip at the dish while leading the conference in RBI with 37.

The conference tilt also pits the top two pitching staffs in the conference as four hurlers representing the two squads lead the way in earned run average.

Trinity’s Ryan Lucero sits atop the SCAC in ERA with a 1.39 followed by a pair of Gent hurlers rank second and third with Paul Arecement’s 1.63 and Taylor Henry’s 1.83. Zach Speer ranks fourth on the list with a 2.08 ERA.

TU’s staff ranks top in the conference with a combined 2.46 ERA with the Maroon and White posting a 3.11.

Lucero and Speer also pace the conference in strikeouts with 41 each. Cole Thompson ranks fourth on the list with 37 punch outs on the season.