Gents conclude season at SCAC Championships
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Southwestern (14-28)
Centenary (19-21)
5/3/2014 | San Antonio, Texas | Attendance: 255
Win: Holden Novak (6-2) 7.073023
Loss: Jeremy Rice (1-2) 3.266220
Charlie St. Clair (SU) 402000
Ben Little (SU) 312100
Taylor Reed (CENT) 423310

SAN ANTONIO, Texas. – The Centenary baseball team concluded its 2014 campaign on Saturday evening as the Gents (19-22) fell 15-6 to Texas Lutheran in the second game of the day for the squad. Centenary staved off elimination earlier in the day with a 15-3 win over Southwestern.

The Gents banged out 14 hits in the opening contest as Michael Schimpf, Taylor Reed, Chris Jones and Nic Parrott each totaled multiple hit efforts while Preston LeJeune, Aaron Quintanilla and Reed each recorded three-RBI efforts along with two runs driven in by Schimpf.

The Maroon and White jumped on the board early scoring two runs in the first inning and added four more in the bottom of the fourth after the Pirates plated their first run in the home half of the inning.

Centenary blew the contest opening the fifth scoring six runs to extend lead to 12-1. LeJeune and Reed each logged RBI hits in the frame as Quintanilla provided a sacrifice fly with the remaining runs scoring on a wild pitch and fielder’s choice.

The Gents kept applying the pressure in the sixth adding three more runs on a fielder’s choice and a two-run, double by Reed.

SU scratched across two additional runs in the seventh, but it wasn’t enough to overtake the Gents.

Holden Novak (6-2) pitched the complete-game victory. Novak allowed seven hits with three strikeouts and two walks in the affair.

In the second contest, the Bulldogs amassed runs in six of the nine innings and capitalized on eight Gents’ miscues to advance in the championships.

Centenary jumped on the board scoring four runs in its first trip to the plate just the opening game of the day.Quintanilla and Parrott each singled to score runs in the frame with Marc Martinez scoring a run on a sac fly and remaining run scoring on a squeeze play.

TLU answered in the visiting half of the second with three runs to nip the Gents’ advantage to a run. The Black and Gold took its first lead in the fourth scoring two runs and never trailed the remainder of the way.

The Maroon and White scored its only other runs in the seventh as Jones reached on a bases loaded walk to score LeJeune while a fielder’s choice allowed Dakota Brown to score.

Six hurlers took the bump for Centenary with Taylor Henry suffering the loss in the start. Henry allowed nine runs on eight hits in 8.1 innings of work.