Baseball splits Sunday twinbill; Claims series at Southwestern
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Centenary (18-13)
Southwestern (Tex.) (17-17)
4/19/2015 | Georgetown, Texas | Attendance: 212
Southwestern (Tex.)02001102X6102
Win: J. Kendra (4-1) 6.031102
Loss: Jake McFarland (5-2) 5.274317
Aaron Quintanilla (CENT) 402000
E. Luna (SUBB) 513000

GEORGETOWN, Texas – The Centenary baseball team claimed a 2-1 decision in the final game of the Sunday doubleheader at Southwestern University to force a split and claim the weekend series. The Gents dropped the opener 6-2, which snapped 11 consecutive Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference wins.

The Maroon and White trailed 1-0 through six frames in the second outing, but a Kody Carson double plated Aaron Quintanilla to tie the contest at 1-all in the seventh. Chris Zapata snapped the deadlock in the top of the eighth with a RBI single that scored Michael Schimpf and lifted the Gents to the win.

Taylor Henry (3-1) logged the win on the mound. After recording his eighth save of the season in the first game of the series the night prior, the hurler tossed all nine innings as he recorded 13 strikeouts and held the Pirates to their lone run on seven hits.

Schimpf and Christian Sebastien paced the Gents with a pair of hits in the contest.

Carson launched Centenary on top in the opener with a solo homerun to right field in the second, but the Black and Gold answered with two runs in the bottom half of the inning to regain the lead. The Pirates extended their lead in the fifth with a run, the first of four runs over the next four frames.

Centenary attempted a rally in the top of the ninth as Sebastien scored on a Khalen Simpson sacrifice fly to right, but the Gents couldn’t overcome the deficit.

Jake McFarland (5-2) took the loss on the mound with 5.2 frames of work. The hurler allowed four runs – three earned – on seven hits with seven strikeouts and a walk. Devin Bench tossed the final 2.1 innings with a pair of runs allowed on three hits with four punch-outs and a walk.

Centenary returns to action on Tuesday, April 21 as it hosts the University of Texas at Tyler. First pitch is slated for 6 p.m.