SHREVEPORT, La. – The Diamond Gents struck first in the bottom of the first, but a key error led to four unearned runs in the third for the YellowJackets and the lead for good as Centenary (3-6) fell to LeTourneau (3-4) Tuesday night, February 20, at Shehee Stadium.
Trailing by six in the ninth, the Gents scored a pair of run thanks to LeTourneau errors. Senior Andrew Russell began the inning when he reached on a throwing error. He advanced to second on a wild pitch and moved up to third on sophomore Peyton Cormane's infield single. Senior Cameron Guin added an RBI groundout, but Cormane hustled to third and scored on a throwing error by the first baseman.
In the bottom of the first, Cormane led off the inning with a single and scored after a throwing error by the pitcher allowed Guin to reach base.
Cormane paced Centenary with two hits in five at-bats with two runs scored.
LeTourneau scored four unearned runs in the top of the third to take the lead for good. After the leadoff man reached on an error, the Gents were able to get a pair of outs. An RBI single by Cody Lee plated the tying run, but a hit by pitch and a three run home run by Bryce Brueggemeyer gave LeTourneau the 4-1 lead.
The YellowJackets added two more in the sixth and an unearned run in the ninth to open up a 7-1 lead.
Josh Raies led LeTourneau from the plate with two hits in four at-bats with two runs scored.
Jacob Steinman (1-0) picked up the win for the YellowJackets, allowing one hit and an unearned run in two innings of work. Sophomore Conner Poche (0-1) took the loss for the Gents, allowing four hits and four unearned runs in three innings of work.
Centenary returns to action Saturday, February 23, when it plays a pair of games at Belhaven. First pitch of the doubleheader is set for 1 p.m.