Gents split twinbill at Louisiana College
Friday, April 10, 2015
Centenary (15-11)
Louisiana College (10-16)
4/10/2015 | Pineville, La. | Attendance: 501
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Win: Evan Mativi (0-0) 3.011102
Loss: Holden Novak (0-0) 4.287612
Michael Schimpf (CENT) 412300
Aaron Quintanilla (CENT) 422101
Kody Carson (CENT) 322000
Sully Martin (LC15BB) 422000
Dylan Roy (LC15BB) 312000

PINEVILLE, La. – The Centenary baseball team used an 11-3 victory to force a doubleheader split on Friday afternoon at Louisiana College. The Gents (18-11) dropped the opener 8-7.

The Maroon and White posted an eight-run fifth inning to capture the victory in the second contest. The biggest blow of the frame came as Chris Zapata drilled a three-run homerun to cap the scoring. The homerun pushed Ian Graham and Michael Schimpf across the dish.

Schimpf doubled earlier in the inning to score Kody Carson. Centenary amassed six hits in the inning as Carson and Graham each recorded RBI hits in the inning. Christian Sebastien collected the first run with a bases loaded walk.

The homerun was the second of the contest for the Gents as Carson mashed a two-run shot, scoring Williams, to place the squad in front 2-1. Dakota Brown scored in the fourth as Schimpf reached on an error. The Wildcats added a run in the bottom of the inning to trail 3-2 before the scoring output for the Maroon and White in the fifth.

Jake McFarland (6-1) picked up the complete-game win on the mound. The reigning Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week allowed three runs – two earned – on four hits. The hurler tallied four strikeouts with four walks in the outing.

In the opener, the Gents let a 6-1 lead slip away as LC scored six runs in the bottom of the fifth to edge out a one-run decision.

Centenary plated five runs in the third inning with multiple-RBI hits coming from Schimpf and Sebastien. Zapata added a RBI single in the scoring output. Schimpf supplied a RBI-single in the fourth to push the lead out to 6-1, before the Wildcats responded.

The Gents added a run in the top of the seventh off a solo homerun from Quintanilla, but it wasn’t enough to extend the win streak to eight games.

Holden Novak (6-3) was saddled with the loss. The hurler tossed 4.2 frames as he allowed seven runs – six earned – on eight hits with two strikeouts and walk. Taylor Henry pitched the final 1.1 innings with a run allowed on two hits with three strikeouts.

The two squads return to the diamond on Saturday, April 11 for a doubleheader. First pitch is slated for 1 p.m.