Gents' rally falls short
Tuesday, April 23, 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’s rally falls short as the Gents fall 7-4 at cross-town rival Louisiana State University-Shreveport. Centenary falls to 24-13 overall while the Pilots improve to 36-15.

The Maroon and White waited until the sixth inning to dent the scoreboard. Trailing 7-0 after the first five runs the Gents pushed a pair of runs across the dish.

Marc Martinez’s sacrifice fly to left field plated the first of two runs in the inning to score Matt Creamer. Creamer, Tyler Clakley and Ryan Gasporra all reached to load the bases to open the inning. Jemari James followed with a double to right field to score Gasporra, but Clakley was called out at the plate for the second out of the inning. Christian Sebastien popped out to close the frame.

The Gents gathered two runs in the seventh inning. Craig Littleman and Nic Parrott each singled to start the frame. With one out Creamer single to left to again load the bases for the Maroon and White. Gasporra pushed the first run of the frame across the plate as for the second time in the contest he was hit by pitch. Clakley followed with a single to right to score Parrott to close out scoring output.

Centenary managed two hits in the eighth inning, but couldn’t cut further into the Pilots lead. The Gents recorded nine of their 10 hits in the latter innings of the contest.

Clakley led the Maroon and White at the plate with three hits. Creamer and Parrott each tallied a pair of hits in the effort.

LSUS jumped out to an early 3-0 lead through the first four innings, but posted the difference in the fifth frame with four runs.

Kade Billeaudeaux provided a triple in the inning to score Kyle Pearson and Brandon Cooksey. Billeaudeaux scored one batter later on a Manny Estrada single to right field.

Caleb Olson (6-2) took the win on the mound pitching five innings. Olson allowed two runs on three hits with a pair of walks and strikeouts. Cade Bowen registered his second save of the season with the final inning on the bump. The duo was among five pitchers to take the mound for the Pilots.

Cole Thompson (5-1) suffered his first loss of the season without recording an out in the start. Thompson surrendered two runs on a pair of hits combined with two walks. The Gents sent a total of six hurlers to the hill in the contest with Chase Clarke and Holden Novak tossing the longest innings with two apiece.

Centenary returns to the diamond on Friday, Apr. 23 as the Gents face the winner of the Southwestern-Austin College contest in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship. First pitch is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.