Gents close 2013 season
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Trinity (36-7)
Centenary (LA) (26-15)
4/28/2013 | Georgetown, TX | Attendance: 159
Centenary (LA)000001002383
Win: Zack Speer (0-0) 8.061135
Loss: Cole Thompson (0-0) 0.212011
Kevin Francke (TUBB) 433301
Tyler Clakley (CC) 502200
Marc Martinez (CC) 402100

GEORGETOWN, Texas – The Centenary baseball team dropped a 9-3 decision to No. 7 Trinity University in Sunday afternoon in the final game of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference. The Gents close the season at 26-15. With the win, the Tigers claimed the 2013 SCAC Baseball Championship.

Zac Speer (8-0) kept the Maroon and White off balance in the contest to finish his sophomore season unblemished on the season. Speer fanned five batters in eight innings of work while allowing six hits and walking three batters.

Tyler Clakley and Marc Martinez led the Gents at the dish with two hits each. The duo drove in all three Centenary runs. Martinez RBI came in the sixth inning scoring Craig Littleman who reached on a hit by pitch. Clakley tallied his pair of RBI in the ninth with a two-out, triple.

Matt Creamer, Zachary Stephenson, Nic Parrott and Ryan Gasporra each logged a hit in the game for the Centenary.

TU wasted no time jumping on the scoreboard plating a pair of runs in its first trip to the plate. Connor Moore started the scoring crossing the dish on a wild pitch after leading off the inning with a walk. A few batters later with the bases full, Kevin Clements was hit by a pitch to score Christian Muscarello.

Cole Thompson (5-2) took the loss on the mound pitching just two-thirds of an inning. The senior gave up just one hit and walk while allowing two runs to score. In all, eight hurlers took the hill for the Gents allowing 12 hits in the effort.

The Tigers added two more runs in the second inning as Jonathan Hall doubled to score Kevin Francke and Moore and extend the lead to 4-0.

Trinity added single spots in the fourth, sixth and seventh before Franke closed out the Tigers’ scoring with a two-run homerun in the ninth inning.

The loss closes the door on six seniors, Creamer, Clakley, Gasporra, Thompson, Littleman and Jemari James; who conclude the careers in the Gents’ uniform.