Pitching gems, timely hits lead Gents to doubleheader sweep
Friday, April 3, 2015
Dallas (6-19, 2-8 SCAC)
Centenary (12-10, 8-2 SCAC)
4/3/2015 | Shreveport, La. | Attendance: 117
Win: Holden Novak (6-1) 6.032233
Loss: Martin Cronin (1-6) 5.283213
Trevor Keele (UDBASE) 301010
Avery Arnold (UDBASE) 311010
JP Fasone (UDBASE) 401000
Dakota Brown (CENT) 313100

SHREVEPORT, La. – The Centenary baseball team logged a pair of one-run wins over the University of Dallas to improve to 13-10 on the season and 9-2 in Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference action. The Gents claimed the open 3-2 and used a RBI late to collect the 1-0 victory in the nightcap.

The Maroon and White used timely hitting and received pitching gems from Holden Novak, Jake McFarland and Taylor Henry to keep pace in the race for the top seed in the SCAC Championships.

Novak (6-1) tossed 6.0 frames in the opener as he allowed just two runs on three hits. The junior fanned three and walked three in the start. McFarland (4-1) pitched 8.0 strong innings holding the Crusaders off the board as he allowed three hits. The senior hurler struck out eight with just one walk allowed.

Henry picked up saves in both outings to bring his total to seven on the season. The reigning SCAC Pitcher of the Week combined for 4.0-scoreless innings of work with nine total strikeouts and one hit allowed.

After 6.5 scoreless innings in the second outing of the day, Christian Sebastien delivered a RBI-double with one away to score Chris Zapaata, who reached on walk. The run stood the remaining two frames to be enough for the Gents’ win.

In the opener, Centenary amassed 11 hits in the contest, but managed just three runs to outlast the Blue and White. Dakota Brown led the squad going 3-for-3 at the dish. Aaron Quintanilla, Cole Lavergne and Brooks Williams joined the Franklin, Tenn., native with multiple hits as they each logged a pair in the affair.

After Dallas plated the first run of the game in first inning, Centenary used sacrifice flies in the second and third to take the lead. The Gents’ third run came in the fourth as Brown delivered a single up the middle to score Lavergne.

The Crusaders added a run in the fifth, but couldn’t overcome the Gents’ lead.

Centenary closes out the Dallas series on Saturday, March 4. First pitch is slated for 1 p.m.