Four-run, eighth lifts Gents over Dallas; Secures series sweep
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Dallas (6-21, 2-10 SCAC)
Centenary (15-10, 11-2 SCAC)
4/4/2015 | Shreveport, La. | Attendance: 127
Win: Devin Bench (1-0) 1.210013
Loss: Brian Donley (0-1) 0.113311
Nolan Kipp (UDBASE) 513000
Chris Zapata (CENT) 514400

SHREVEPORT, La. – The Centenary baseball team used a four-run, eighth inning to capture its third straight Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference series sweep of the season as the Gents (15-10, 11-2 SCAC) knocked off the University of Dallas 8-4.

Chris Zapata and Aaron Quintanilla delivered the final, run-scoring hits of the contest to down the Crusaders. Zapata, who led the team going 4-for-4 at the plate with four RBI, drove in the game-winning runs as he logged a two-run single to right field scoring Dakota Brown and Brooks Williams.

Quintanilla insured the contest with a two-run, double down the left field line to score Zapata and Michael Schimpf. The Houston, Texas, sophomore joined Zapata with multiple hits as he was 2-for-4 with three RBI on the afternoon.

Christian Sebastien joined the duo with a multi-hit effort going 2-for-4 at the dish.

Devin Bench (1-0) logged his first win of the season on the mound. The junior tossed the final 1.2 allowing just one hit as he fanned three and walked one.

Centenary held a 4-1 lead through five innings, including a pair of runs in the fifth to open the contest. Quintanilla and Cole Lavergne each logged RBI hits while Zapata plated a run in the third and the fifth for the Maroon and White.

After UD added a run in the top of the sixth, the Crusaders knotted the contest at 4-all with two runs in the eighth as Luciano Villanueva doubled to left center to score Jake Pierce and Avery Arnold.

Brian Donley (0-1) took the loss on the mound with just a third of inning as he surrendered three runs on a hit with a walk and a strikeout.

Centenary returns to action on April 7 as it travels to LeTourneau University. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m.