Gents sweep twinbill; Sunday start time changed
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Austin College (2-3)
Centenary (3-6)
3/7/2015 | Centenary, La. | Attendance: 123
Austin College0010001272
Win: Holden Novak (3-0) 5.241046
Loss: Chase Almaguer (0-1) 4.01011841
Thomas Oberg (AC) 402100
Ian Graham (CENT) 443110
Christian Sebastien (CENT) 333200

SHREVEPORT, La. – The Centenary baseball team logged a doubleheader sweep over Austin College on Saturday to improve to 4-6 on the season. The Gents blasted AC (2-4) in the opener 15-2 and edged out the Roos in the nightcap 2-0.

Michael Schmipf posted two multiple-hit performances in the twinbill – going 4-for-7 at the dish with a pair of RBI and a run scored. The biggest knock came in the bottom of the eighth in the second outing as he drove in Dakota Brown, who led off the inning with a double. The RBI provided the insurance run the Maroon and White needed to ice the win.

Jake McFarland (1-0) picked up the win on the mound in the second affair, tossing 6.1 innings allowing seven hits along with a strikeout. Taylor Henry logged his first save of the season tossing the final 1.2 frames with five strikeouts and two hits. Devin Bench combined in the shutout effort with an inning of work with a pair of strikeouts and two walks.

Christian Sebastien plated the first run of the contest with a RBI bunt single that scored Kody Carson, who doubled to left to leadoff the second inning.

In the opener, Centenary drove in 15 runs on 16 hits and used two ‘Roos’ miscues to grab the win. Schmipf along with Brooks Williams, Carson, Ian Graham and Sebastien all recorded multi-hit outings as Sebastien and Graham had three hits each to pace the squad.

Williams, Cole Lavergne and Sebastien each had two RBI.

The Maroon and White scored in every frame, but the sixth en route to the victory, including four runs in the second and fifth innings.

Holden Novak (3-0) tossed 5.2 innings in the win. Novak allowed a run on four hits with six strikeouts. Trey Guccione tossed the final 1.1 innings with a run allowed on three hits with a walk.

Centenary returns to action on Sunday, March 8 in the second doubleheader of the weekend with Austin College. First pitch is slated for 10 a.m.