Baseball splits Saturday twinbill
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Louisiana College (10-18)
Centenary (17-1)
4/11/2015 | Shreveport, La. | Attendance: 122
Louisiana College0010000150
Win: Kaleb Kirk (2-1) 5.051005
Loss: Trey Ducote (1-3) 4.265513
Garrett Parsons (LC15BB) 302100
Christian Sebastien (CENT) 302000
Cole Lavergne (CENT) 302200

SHREVEPORT, La. – The Centenary baseball team split a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon against Louisiana College. The Gents (17-12) claimed the opener 5-1 before falling 5-3 in the final outing.

Centenary posted all the run support it needed in the fifth inning in the first contest of the day. Trailing 1-0, the Maroon and White plated all five runs on four hits in the inning. Cole Lavergne and Aaron Quintanilla each delivered two-RBI, singles for the Gents following Chris Zapata being hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to score the first run.

Lavergne and Christian Sebastien each tallied multiple hits in the contest.

Kaleb Kirk (2-1) took the win on the mound. The freshman hurler tossed 5.0 innings in the win as he allowed the lone Wildcats’ run on five hits with five strikeouts. Devin Bench and Taylor Henry combined for the final two frames of work and held LC hitless with a total of three strikeouts.

In the second affair, Louisiana College plated three runs in the fourth and a pair in the fifth to capture the victory.

Centenary jumped on the board first with a run as Sebastien scored two-out, fielder’s choice. The Gents added a run in the sixth to nip into the lead when Brooks Williams drew a bases loaded walk. The final run came in the seventh as Michael Schimpf scored on an error, but the rally fell short for the Maroon and White.

The Gents recorded five hits in the outing and drew seven walks, but couldn’t capitalize leaving 11 runners stranded on base.

Michael Francis (0-3) received the loss on the bump. Francis tossed 4.2 frames and allowed five runs – two earned – on six hits with two strikeouts and a walk. Trey Guccione tossed the final 4.1 allowing just one hit with two walks.

Centenary returns to action on Apr. 17 as it travels to Southwestern University for a pivotal three-game, Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference series. First pitch on Friday is slated for 6 p.m.