#12 Gents Drop Doubleheader to Top-Ranked Trinity
Junior Michael Schimpf ups his hitting streak to 17 games.
#12 Gents Drop Doubleheader to Top-Ranked Trinity
Saturday, March 26, 2016
#1 Trinity (22-4, 7-1 SCAC)
#12 Centenary (17-5, 6-2 SCAC)
3/26/2016 | Shreveport, La. | Attendance: 177
Win: Michael Walker (4-0) 4.063204
Loss: Kaleb Kirk (5-3) 3.299513
Jeremy Wolf (TUBB) 524402
Michael Schimpf (CENTBASE) 403000

SHREVEPORT, La. – The Gents could not get any momentum going on the final day of the series against the Tigers as #12 Centenary (17-6, 6-3 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference) fell in a doubleheader to #1 Trinity (23-4, 8-1 SCAC) 13-3 in seven innings in game one and 11-4 in the nightcap.

Junior Shreveport-native Michael Schimpf extended his hitting streak in the first at-bat of each game, including his second home run of the season to leadoff game two. Schimpf now has a hit in 17-straight games and has reached base safely in all 23 contest this season.

In game two, down 9-2 in the bottom of the sixth, Centenary loaded the bases with no one out but could only score one. Sophomore Ian Graham singled up the middle, and two straight errors loaded the bases for sophomore Chris Zapata. However, he grounded in to a double play that plated the lone run in the inning for the Gents.

A walk, stolen base, and a throwing error for sophomore Cole Lavergne in the fifth plated the Gents second run in game two. Junior Aaron Quintanilla doubled to leadoff the bottom of the seventh, and two groundball outs drove him in to round out the scoring.

Sophomore Jackie Allen (3-1) took the loss in the second game, allowing four hits and six runs in 2.1 innings of work.

All weekend, it was the second inning which proved to be the thorn in the Gents side. In game one with one out for Trinity, Jose Santos singled up the middle and scored on Carter McEachern’s third triple of the season. A dropped soft liner by the Centenary shortstop allowed McEachern to score to put Trinity up 2-0 off of sophomore starter Kaleb Kirk.

Kirk (5-3) took the loss in game one, allowing nine hits and nine runs (five earned) in 3.2 innings of work.

Jeremy Wolf added a three-run home run in the third, followed by a solo shot by Santos.

A costly error led to three runs in the fourth for the Tigers. Nick Jewett led off the fifth with a home run, and Andrew Waters added a two-run home run later in the inning.

Wolf added a solo home run in the seventh to put the visitors up 13-3 to end game one after seven innings.

Michael Walker (4-0) picked up the win in relief for Trinity in game one, allowing six hits and three runs (two earned) in four innings of work.

Trinity plated three runs in the second inning of game two. A leadoff walk, a one-out hit by pitch, and a Jewett double put the Tigers on the scoreboard. Brody Fehmel drove in a pair with a single, but was thrown out trying to take second on the throw.

The Tigers scored four more in the fourth. Drew Butler hit a sacrifice fly, McEachern drove in a pair with a double and scored on Jewett’s single.

Teddy Turner (4-0) picked up the win in game two for Trinity, allowing three hits and four runs (two earned) in six innings of work.

#12 Centenary returns to action Tuesday against regional-rival LeTourneau. First pitch at Shehee Stadium scheduled for 6 p.m.