Gents close out regular season at LSUS
Monday, April 22, 2013
Centenary (LA) (24-13)
LSU-Shreveport (36-15)
4/23/2013 | Shreveport, La. | Attendance: 305
Centenary (LA)0000022004101
Win: Caleb Olson (6-2) 5.032222
Loss: Cole Thompson (5-1) 0.022220
Tyler Clakley (CC) 503100
Reed Lavallee (LSUS) 524101

SHERVEPORT, La. – The Centenary baseball team closes out the regular season on Tuesday, Apr. 23 at cross-town rival Louisiana State University-Shreveport. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m.

The contest is the second between the two schools that inhabit the Port City as the Pilots claimed a 10-2 victory over the Maroon and White last week at Shehee Stadium extending its win streak to four games in the series. Centenary holds the all-time series mark at 11-8.

The Gents look to snap a season-long, three-game skid before heading into the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship this weekend in Georgetown, Texas. Centenary, the top seed in the tournament, faces the winner of the Southwestern-Austin College game on Friday, Apr. 26 at 3:30 p.m.

Jemari James continues to lead the Gents at the dish with a .416 batting average with 42 hits on the season which ranks third on the team. Tyler Clakley leads the Maroon and White at the plate with 50 hits and 39 RBI on the season while Craig Littleman is second in both categories with 49 hits and 31 RBI. Littleman ranks second behind James with a .389 hitting clip while Clakley has registered a .347 average.

Grady Flournoy leads the Maroon and White on the bump with a 1.83 ERA. Taylor Henry has recorded 33 strikeouts - third on the team – while Paul Arecement has tallied 22 strikeouts – fourth on the squad. Cole Thompson leads the unit with 56 punch-outs while Layton Tromba has 38 strikeouts on the season – second on the team – en route to leading the team with six wins. Thompson ranks second among the hurlers with five wins.

Manny Estrada led the Blue and Gold at the dish in the previous meeting this season with three hits. Ridge Gonsoulin and Kyle Pearson each tallied two RBI while Brandon Cooksey led the group with three RBI. Ben Suit garnered the win with eight strikeouts over five, scoreless innings of work.

Ryan Gasporra led the Gents in the outing with three hits while Clakley and James each drove in runs. Holden Novak took the loss allowing four runs in two innings on the hill.