Gents secure sweep at Dallas with two wins on Sunday
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Centenary (8-10, 2-0 SCAC)
Dallas (11-11, 1-4 SCAC)
3/15/2014 | Irving, Texas | Attendance: 93
Win: Holden Novak (2-1) 3.257663
Loss: Evan Eubanks (4-1) 2.258853
Dakota Brown (CENT) 433100
Trevor Keele (UDB2014) 513600

IRVING, Texas – The Centenary baseball team ran its win streak to six games following a pair of victories at the University of Dallas on Sunday. The Gents (9-10) downed UD 19-12 in the resumed contest from Saturday evening and then trounced the Crusaders 16-4 to claim the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference sweep.

After leading 2-0 through two innings and having the game halted, Centenary burst onto the scoreboard once the doubleheader resumed plastering 17 runs on the board including a nine-run, third frame that included a grand slam homerun by Marc Martinez to cap the inning.

The Gents placed an additional four runs on the board in the fourth inning before UD answered back with two runs in the fifth. Centenary regained the 15-run advantage in the top of the sixth, but witnessed an eight-run, bottom half of the inning to cut the lead nearly in half. Both squads plated two runs in the seventh inning to conclude the affair.

Holden Novak (2-1) secured the win on the mound for the Gents pitching 3.2 innings in relief of Paul Arcement. Novak allowed seven runs on five hits with six walks and three strikeouts. Acrement tossed the opening two innings holding the Crusaders off the bases while garnering a strikeout.

Martinez, Michael Schimpf, Christian Sebastien and Dakota Brown each registered multiple hit efforts with Brown leading the way going 3-for-4 with RBI.

In the second game of the day, Centenary jumped out to an early lead scoring at least a run in five out of its first six trips to the plate including a two-run, sixth inning to take a 6-1 lead through the first six frames. The Gents added another three runs in the eighth before exploding for seven runs in the ninth inning to secure the weekend sweep.

Six players logged multi-hit efforts for Centenary in the affair including Nic Parrott going 4-for-5 with three RBI and a two runs scored. Chris Jones was second on the team in hits with three while tying Parrott for the team lead with three runs driven in.

Taylor Henry (2-2) claimed the win on the mound pitching 7.2 innings while allowing all four UD runs on nine hits with eight strikeouts and three walks.

Centenary returns to the diamond on Tuesday, March 18 as the squad travels to Jarvis Christian for a doubleheader slated for 1 p.m.