Key Double Plays Lead to #6 Gents 2-0 Loss at Trinity
Friday, March 31, 2017

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The Gents failed to score after having the bases loaded and no outs in the fourth as #6 Centenary (23-4, 9-1 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference) failed to cross home plate in a 2-0 loss at Trinity (13-11, 2-4 SCAC) Friday night, March 31.

To begin the fourth, freshman Cody Crowder walked and senior Michael Schimpf and junior Chris Zapata singled to load the bases. However, a strikeout and groundball double play failed to score a Gents run.

A senior Aaron Quintanilla bunt single and a walk put two runners on with no outs in the sixth, but a foul out and another groundball double play ended that threat.

Junior Kaleb Kirk (6-2) took the loss, allowing three hits and two runs with four walks and five strikeouts in 4.1 innings pitched.

Trinity scored two runs in the fifth for the win. George Haaland walked and stole second for the Tigers. Kirk got a strikeout, but a walk and a Jake Martin single plated the first run of the game. Blake Frampton walked to load the bases before junior Cole Lavergne came on in relief for the Maroon and White. Lavergne forced an infield fly, but an infield single by Michael Davis put the home team up 2-0.

Dylan McGee recorded the win for Trinity, allowing five hits in five innings of work. Chris Tate recorded his third save of the season, throwing the final four innings and allowing only a walk with eight strikeouts.

Centenary and Trinity are supposed to conclude the weekend Saturday, April 1, with a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. However, follow @Centgents and @GoCentenary on twitter for any possible delays as storms are supposed to hit the San Antonio area tomorrow.