Baseball splits doubleheader with No. 3 Trinity
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Trinity University (30-6, 16-1 SCAC)
Centenary (17-19, 10-7 SCAC)
4/19/2014 | Shreveport, La. | Attendance: 147
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Win: Zack Speer (8-1) 5.041126
Loss: Paul Arcement (3-4) 1.266011
Jeremy Wolf (TUBB) 413300
Christian Sebastien (CENT) 302100

SHREVEPORT, La. – The Centenary baseball team forced a split during the Saturday doubleheader with No. 3 Trinity University with a 5-4 victory in the second contest. The Gents (18-19, 11-7 SCAC) dropped the opening game of day 12-3 giving the Tigers the series victory.

Reigning SCAC Player of the Week, Aaron Quintanilla paced the Maroon and White with four hits on the day and drove in three runs. Chris Jones and Michael Schimpf finished just behind the freshman with three hits.

Centenary logged 12 hits in the second outing with four players turning in multiple-hit performances including a pair of three-hit efforts from Jones and Quintanilla. Schimpf and Taylor Reed each tallied two hits in the nightcap.

The Gents took their first lead of the day in the bottom of the third as Jones and Quintanilla posted back-to-back RBI singles. Centenary extended its one-run lead as Quantanilla doubled down the left field line to score Schimpf.

After TU cut the lead back to 4-3, Jones laced a triple down the right field line to score Reed. The run proved the difference as the Tigers added a run in the eighth, but it wasn’t enough to overtake the home squad.

Holden Novak (5-2) logged the win on the mound. Novak tossed 6.0 innings allowing three runs – one earned – on five hits with four walks and a pair of strikeouts. Taylor Henry (1) earned his first save of the season pitching 2.0, scoreless innings while allowing a walk and fanning one. Grant Debevec tossed an inning of middle relief giving up a run and walking one and gaining a strikeout.

In the opener, Trinity scored early and often holding a 7-1 advantage through the first four innings before extending their advantage with fifth runs in the fifth. The Tigers capitalized on a pair of Gents’ miscues to score their first six runs of the game, all unearned.

Christian Sebastien led the Maroon and White’s eight-hit charge with a pair hits while six different hitters collected a hit each including the first of the season for Kennon Cobb which assisted in a two-run, sixth inning for the Gents. Greg Monnette led off the inning with a single earning his second hit of the year.

Quintanilla and Sebastien drove in Monnette and Cobb with RBI singles. The Maroon and White’s first run of the contest came in the second as Kody Carson knocked in Nic Parrott with a RBI single.

Paul Arcement (3-4) received the loss on the mound pitching 1.2 innings in the start. Arcement allowed six runs on six hits with a walk and strikeout. The sophomore was one of seven hurlers to take the bump for the Maroon and White as Jacob Derrickson logged the longest outing with 2.1 frames giving up two hits and a walk in relief. The appearance was the first of the season for Derrickson.

Centenary returns to action on Tuesday, Apr. 22 as the Gents close out the regular season at cross-town rival LSU-Shreveport. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m.