Gents claim share of SCAC regular season title with doubleheader sweep of No. 30 TLU
Saturday, April 25, 2015
#30 Texas Lutheran (25-10, 13-3 SCAC)
Centenary (20-13, 13-3 SCAC)
4/25/2015 | Shreveport, La. | Attendance: 215
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Win: Taylor Henry (4-1) 2.220004
Loss: Lincoln Baylor (2-1) 4.131104
Tony Gennusa (TLU) 423010
Cole Lavergne (CENT) 412100

SHREVEPORT, La. – The Centenary baseball team clinched a share of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference regular season championship as the Gents (21-13, 14-3 SCAC) swept a doubleheader from No.30 Texas Lutheran, 5-4 and 2-0.

The Maroon and White used tremendous pitching performances and timely hits to claim the sweep and set up Sunday as an opportunity to claim the conference regular season crown outright with a series sweep over the Bulldogs on Sunday.

Layton Tromba (1-0) picked up his first win of the season in the Saturday finale. The senior tossed 6.0-scoreless frames and allowed four hits with three strikeouts in his fourth start of the season.

Taylor Henry (9) slammed the door on the Dogs to earn his ninth save of the season. The Bossier City, La., native fanned all three batters in the final frame. The hurler also picked up the win on the mound in the opening affair with 2.2 innings of relief work. Henry struck out four and allowed two hits in the appearance.

Cole Lavergne paced the offensive attack with three hits for the twinbill, including a 2-for-4 effort in the opener, and logged a pair of RBI.

Centenary scored in its first trip to the plate in the second contest as Kody Carson singles through the right side to score Ian Graham. The Gents added an insurance run in the fourth frame as Lavergne singled to scored Christian Sebaistien, who doubled prior to the Sulphur, La., native’s RBI single.

After TLU knotted the contest at 4-all in the opener, Lavergne delivered a RBI single up the middle that scored Aaron Quintanilla to claim the first contest and setup the chance to claim the twinbill sweep.

TLU struck the first blow with two runs in the third inning, but Centenary rallied back in bottom of the fourth to take its first lead at 4-2. Brooks Williams, Dakota Brown, Aaron Quintanilla and Carson recorded RBI in the frame as Centenary, who left three stranded, totaled two hits.

The Black and Gold added a run in the top of the seventh off a Justin Law RBI double to force the deadlock.

Centenary and TLU complete the three-game series at 1 p.m. on Sunday.