Gents fall short at UT-Tyler
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Centenary (5-9)
Texas-Tyler (14-5)
3/17/2015 | Tyler, Texas | Attendance: 142
Win: Imig (1-0) 3.120012
Loss: Kaleb Kirk (0-1) 6.173112
Michael Schimpf (CENT) 302010
Khalen Simpson (CENT) 202000
House (UTTBASE) 403200

TYLER, Texas – The Centenary baseball team dropped a 6-1 decision at the University of Texas at Tyler in a rescheduled affair on Tuesday evening. The setback moves the Gents to 5-9 on the season.

Centenary posted the first run of the contest in the top of the third as Brooks Williams delivered a one-out, RBI-single to score Taylor Reed, who led the inning off with a single and moved to third following a Khalen Simpson single.

Following a Chris Zapata fly out, Michael Schimpf added a single to place two aboard with two away, but the runners were left stranded in the frame. Schimpf and Simpson tallied multiple outings as the duo combined for four of the Maroon and White’s eight hits.

UTT (14-5) answered in the bottom of the inning with three runs to take its first lead in the contest. Sam Lane logged the first of the Patriots’ runs with a RBI single that scored Doug Kinsey. After the Blue and Orange took the lead on a Buddy McCoy sacrifice fly, the final run of the frame came as Reid Coover scored a balk.

The Patriots’ advantage held the remainder, despite the Gents posting a threat in the top of the eighth with the bases loaded with no outs, but UTT avoided the danger without surrendering a run and added three insurance runs in the bottom of the eighth to clinch the win.

Kaleb Kirk took the loss on the mound for Centenary, his first of the season. The freshman tossed 6.1 innings as he allowed three runs – one earned – on seven hits with a pair of strikeouts and a walk.

Grant Debevec saw an inning of work in relief with two runs allowed on one hit with a walk and two strikeouts. Trey Guccione pitched the final two-thirds of the contest with a run allowed on two hits.

Nate Imig picked up his first win of the season for the Patriots in a relief appearance as he 3.1, scoreless innings with two hits surrendered with two strikeouts and a walk.

Kevan House led UTT at the dish going 3-for-4 with 2 RBI.

Centenary returns to action on Friday, March 20 as it hosts Schreiner in a three-game, SCAC series. First pitch is slated for 6 p.m.