Baseball concludes season as SCAC runner-up
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Trinity University (32-12)
Centenary (24-16)
5/2/2015 | Shreveport, La. | Attendance: 245
Trinity University1003020006122
Win: Turner (2-1) 4.200013
Loss: Taylor Henry (5-2) 6.062233
Moore (TUBB) 513200
Santos (TUBB) 423100
Michael Schimpf (CENT) 421000
Chris Zapata (CENT) 311100
Cole Lavergne (CENT) 401000

SHREVEPORT, La. – The Centenary baseball team dropped a pair of contests in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships to finish runner-up to No. 18 Trinity University. The Gents fell 6-4 in the opener and 10-0 in the season finale.

The Maroon and White, which was searching for its first conference title in program history, was stymied by the Tiger hurlers as the squad amassed just seven hits combined in the pair of outings.

Freshman catcher Chris Zapata paced the Gents at the dish going 3-for-6, including a pair of hits in the second affair, with a run and RBI. Michael Schimpf added a 2-for-7 afternoon with two runs scored.

Centenary stood toe-to-toe with the defending conference champions in the opener as the two squads were deadlocked at 4-all after five innings. However, Trinity broke the deadlock with two runs in the top of the sixth as Connor Moore delivered a two-run, single through the left side to plate the deciding runs.

In the second affair, the Tigers jumped on the board early with eight runs in their first three trips to the plate, including a four-run, third. TU added a run in the fifth and closed the contest out in the bottom of the seventh with a Cody Fehmel double to right center to score Jose Santos.

Taylor Henry (5-2) took the loss on the bump with 6.0 innings in relief. The senior hurler allowed two runs on six hits with three walks and three strikeouts. Henry closes his Gents’ career as the leader in saves (17), fourth in career wins (18), strikeouts (202) and eighth in innings pitched (217.2).

Jake McFarland (5-3) garnered the decision in the second affair with four runs allowed on three hits with two walks in 1.1 frames.

Centenary concludes the 2015 campaign with a 24-17 record, including a 15-3 mark in SCAC play along with the conference regular season championship.

All-Tournament Team

C - Chris Zapata, Centenary

1B - Nick Jewett, Trinity

2B - Colin Serkowski, Trinity

SS - Connor Moore, Trinity

3B - Carter McEachern, Trinity

OF - Christian Sebastien, Centenary

OF - Michael Schimpf, Centenary

OF - Jeremy Wolf, Trinity

DH - Drew Butler, Trinity

DH - Kody Carson, Centenary

SP - Holden Novak, Centenary

SP - Mike Walker, Trinity

RP - Teddy Turner, Trinity