Gents sweep twinbill from Schreiner
Friday, March 20, 2015
Schreiner (4-15, 1-3 SCAC)
Centenary (6-9, 2-2 SCAC)
3/20/2015 | Shreveport, La. | Attendance: 0
Win: Holden Novak (4-1) 7.092226
Loss: Jayme Kidder (2-3) 8.053335
Sam Pistrui (SCH) 503000
Michael Schimpf (CENT) 411000
Ian Graham (CENT) 401000
Chris Zapata (CENT) 301100
Christian Sebastien (CENT) 301000
Khalen Simpson (CENT) 301200

SHREVEPORT, La. – The Centenary baseball team swept a Friday doubleheader from Schreiner University to open a Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference weekend series. The Gents (7-9, 3-2 SCAC) blasted SU (4-16, 1-4 SCAC) 10-3 in the finale after claiming a 3-2 decision in the opener.

Christian Sebastien, Ian Graham and Chris Zapata each garnered four hits in the twinbill as the trio each logged three hits in the second outing.

Centenary jumped on the board with six runs in the first three innings with RBI hits from Zapata, Graham and Sebastien. Brooks Williams drove in the final two of the six runs with a double in third.

SU, which recorded a run in the first, scratched out a pair of runs in the fifth to nip into the advantage, but the Maroon and White answered with two in the sixth and seventh innings to expand the lead. Zapata, Aaron Quintanilla, Khalen Simpson and Graham each logged RBI in the two frames.

Jake McFarland (2-1) claimed the win in the start for the Maroon and White. McFarland allowed three runs on seven hits in 5.0 innings. Kaleb Kirk and Michael Francis each saw action in relief. Kirk pitched 3.0 frames with a pair of strikeouts, a walk and a hit allowed while Francis tossed the final inning with two strikeouts.

In the opener, the Gents scored the first three runs early in the contest. Zapata recorded the first run with RBI single that scored Michael Schimpf from second. The Maroon and White added a pair of runs in the fourth as Simpson delivered a 2-RBI, double to score Cole Lavergne and Williams, who reach base earlier in the outing.

However, a pair of late runs in the eighth for Schreiner put the decision in peril with one away and the bases full, but Taylor Henry struck out the final two batters of the eighth to close the door on the Mountaineers. Henry garnered his third save of the season with the final 1.2 frames of work and fanned two batters.

Holden Novak (4-1) logged the victory on the mound. Novak allowed two runs on nine hits in 7.0 innings of action with strikeouts.

Centenary and Schreiner return to the diamond on Saturday, March 21 with a 1 p.m. first pitch.