Key Error Lifts #16 Centenary Past LeTourneau, 9-5
Freshman Cameron Guin had a hit, scored a pair of runs and drove in a run.
Key Error Lifts #16 Centenary Past LeTourneau, 9-5
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
LeTourneau (6-12)
#16 Centenary (18-6)
3/29/2016 | Shreveport, La. | Attendance: 77
Win: Hunter Amedee (1-0) 5.032212
Loss: Boone Privette (0-1) 5.067512
Brandon Applewhite (LETU) 412000
Lee Hosie (LETU) 422000
Rayne Hobbs (LETU) 312311
Chris Zapata (CENTBASE) 412000
Cole Lavergne (CENTBASE) 322301
Ian Graham (CENTBASE) 302000

SHREVEPORT, La. – Both teams surrendered three unearned runs thanks to a critical error, but the Gents overcame a three-run deficit as #16 Centenary (18-6) rallied past LeTourneau, 9-5 Tuesday night, March 29.

Down 5-2 after a two-run home run to Rayne Hobbs of the YellowJackets in the top of the sixth, the Maroon and White scored six in the bottom of the inning to take the lead for good. Sophomore Chris Zapata and freshman Cameron Guin both singled to begin the inning, and junior Aaron Quintanilla was plunked to load the bases. Sophomore Cole Lavergne flared a pitch down the right field line that fell in no man’s land to cut the deficit to two.

Lavergne added a solo home run to left in the bottom of the seventh to tack on the final run of the game. He finished the game 2-for-3 with three RBI’s and two runs scored.

After Lavergne made the score 5-3, senior Dakota Brown drove in a run when he was hit by a full-count pitch to pull the Gents within one. After a pitching change, junior Scott Dwyer grounded the ball to second that tied the game. However, the second baseman threw wild and allowed Quintanilla to score.

A freshman Colten Maples single to left and a bases loaded walk to Guin put the Gents up three after six.

Centenary scored single tallies in the fourth and fifth with sacrifice flies by junior Michael Schimpf and Lavergne to open up the home scoring.

Freshman Hunter Amedee (1-0) picked up the win, allowing just the two run home run and two other hits with a pair of strikeouts in five innings of relief work. Classmate Matthew Devillier recorded a pair of strikeouts in the ninth to close out the game.

LeTourneau scored a trio of unearned runs in the second off of Centenary starter, sophomore Jackie Allen. Kyle Jacobs began the inning by reaching on an error. The YellowJackets loaded the bases with no outs after an infield and bunt single. Hobbs singled to right field as everyone moved up a base. A double play scored the second run of the inning, and an infield single by Bryce Henry scored the third run of the inning.

Hobbs added a two-run home run to left, his first of the season, in the sixth for the final LeTourneau scoring. He finished the game 2-for-3 with a run scored and three RBI’s.

Boone Privette took the loss in his first start of the season, surrendering seven runs (five earned) and six hits in five innings of work.

The Gents return to action Friday night, April 1, when it hosts East Texas Baptist to begin a three game, non-conference series. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m.