Gents sweep series at Austin College
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Centenary (10-9)
Austin College (3-10)
3/28/2015 | Sherman, Texas | Attendance: 132
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Win: Jake McFarland (0-0) 7.161115
Loss: Blaine Tew (0-0) 7.0104112
Chris Zapata (CENT) 402100
Aaron Quintanilla (CENT) 402200
Dakota Brown (CENT) 402000
James Arguello (AC) 403000

SHERMAN, Texas – The Centenary baseball team picked up its second, Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference series sweep as the Gents (11-10, 7-2 SCAC) claimed a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at Austin College. Centenary took the opener 4-1 before claiming the nightcap 7-5.

Dakota Brown posted a pair of multiple hit efforts in the twinbill going a combined 4-for-9 at the dish.

In the opener, the Maroon and White scored all the runs it needed in its first two trips to the plate. Aaron Quintanilla posted the first run in the first inning with a RBI single to score Michael Schmipf. The hit was the first of two on the day for the second baseman.

Centenary added three runs in the second inning as Chris Zapata and Quintanilla each added RBI singles to close the scoring in the frame. Cole Lavergne accounted for the first run scoring on a throwing error by the ‘Roos’ catcher.

Jake McFarland registered the win on the mound. McFarland tossed 7.1 innings as he allowed just one run on six hits with five strikeouts. Taylor Henry recorded his first of two saves on the day in the affair as tossed the final frame without allowing a run or hit.

In the second contest, Centenary jumped on the board with the first four runs of the game as Schimpf and Lavergne each logged RBI hits to help set the tone. Austin College answered in the bottom of the fourth with three runs to clip the lead back to a run.

The Gents pushed the lead back out with two runs in the seventh off a pair of stolen bases at home by Zapata and Christian Sebastien, but again AC narrowed the lead to a run with a pair of runs of its own in the bottom of the inning.

Clinging to the one-run lead, Nicholas Delaneuville delivered a RBI single to score Ian Graham and provide the cushion needed for the series-clinching win.

Holden Novak registered the win on the rubber. Novak tossed 3.0 frames as he allowed two runs on four hits with five strikeouts. Henry pitched 1.2 with four strikeouts.

Centenary returns to action on Friday, April 3 as it hosts the University of Dallas. First pitch is slated for 2 p.m.