Gents split doubleheader at No. 11 UT-Tyler
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Centenary (3-2)
Texas-Tyler (1-4)
2/15/2014 | Tyler, Texas | Attendance: 257
Win: Holden Novak (0-0) 3.022114
Loss: T. Stallings (0-0) 0.122200
Chris Jones (CENT) 323010
B. McCoy (UTTBASE) 212220
S. Paramore (UTTBASE) 412100
D. Berry (UTTBASE) 302100

TYLER, Texas – The Centenary baseball team split a doubleheader affair with No. 11 University of Texas at Tyler to move to 3-3 on the season. The Gents claimed the opening contest of the twinbill 8-7 before falling 7-2 in the nightcap. UTT moves to 2-4 on the season.

Chris Jones paced the Maroon and White at the dish with five hits in the two contests. Jones was one of two players to record multiple hits in both outings as Taylor Reed posted four hits on the day. Michael Schimpf finished with three hits on the day – all coming in the second contest.

Centenary rallied from a run down in the opener to score two runs in the sixth inning of the seven inning contest. Kody Carson and Aaron Quintanilla each drove in runs during the frame to help seal the outing. The Gents finished with 13 hits in the contest with Jones, Reed, Carson and Quintanilla all recording multiple hits in the outing.

Holden Novak took the win on the mound in the first contest tossing 3.0 innings in relief of starter Grant Debevec. Novak allowed two runs on a pair of hits with four strikeouts and a walk. Debevec tossed 2.2 frames allowing five runs on eight hits in the start. Paul Arcement secured the save for the Maroon and White pitching the final 1.1 innings and striking out two.

In the second contest of the day, the Patriots posted five unanswered runs to secure the victory and force a split of the twinbill.

Centenary picked up runs in the first and second innings off RBI singles from Quintanilla and Jones, but the two runs wouldn’t hold as UTT tied the contest in the fifth frame off a RBI-double from R Coover.

Chase Clarke took the loss on the mound tossing an inning and allowing four runs on three hits with two walks. Clarke relieved Arcement who drew the start and tossed a scoreless four frames with four strikeouts and four walks. Devin Bench, Trey Lavespere and Trey Guccione also saw time on the bump in relief.

Marc Martinez joined Schimpf, Jones and Reed with multiple hits in the outing.

Centenary returns to action on Saturday, Feb. 22 as the Gents host the University of Dallas. First pitch of the doubleheader is scheduled for 2 p.m.