Gents fall to cross-town rival
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
LSU-Shreveport (22-5)
Centenary (8-10)
3/24/2015 | Shreveport, La. | Attendance: 134
Win: Michael Wilson (1-0) 4.030013
Loss: Paul Arcement (0-2) 2.044422
Alex Montero (LSUS) 312000
Blair Landry (LSUS) 312000
James Sloan (LSUS) 322100
Brandon Bufton (LSUS) 302200
Grady Caldwell (LSUS) 312401
Jamal Martin (LSUS) 322000
Kym Barthel (LSUS) 212100
Cole Lavergne (CENT) 302000

SHREVEPORT, La. – The Centenary baseball team dropped a 16-0 decision on Tuesday evening at Shehee Stadium to its intra-city rival Louisiana State University-Shreveport. The setback was the first of the season for the Gents, who fall to 8-10 on the season.

The blanking is the first suffered by the Maroon and White since Apr. 5 of last season, when the squad was shutout at Texas Lutheran.

After scoring three runs in the second inning, the Pilots used an eight-run, third to open the gates en route to the double-digit win.

Centenary sent six hurlers to the bump in the affair as freshman Michael Francis tossed a career-long 4.0 innings in relief to lead the squad. Francis, who entered the contest in the third, allowed just two earned runs on eight hits as he struck out a pair and walked two.

Starter Paul Arcement (0-2) took the loss on the mound as the junior tossed 2.0 frames with four runs allowed on four hits with two strikeouts and two walks.

Cole Lavergne paced Centenary at the dish. The freshman went 2-for-3 and recorded half of the Gents’ hits in the outing. Aaron Quintanilla and Ian Graham accounted for the two remaining hits on the night.

Seven Pilots recorded multiple hits in the contest. Grady Caldwell paced LSUS with four RBI as Reed Lavallee added three to finish second the team.

Michael Wilson (1-0) pitched 4.0-scoreless innings in the win as he allowed just three hits with three strikeouts and walk.

Centenary returns to action on Friday, March 27 as it travels to Sherman, Texas. First pitch is slated for 6 p.m.