PINEVILLE, La. – The Diamond Gents could not overcome the Wildcats four-run first inning as Centenary (13-17-1) fell to Louisiana College (21-6) 10-3 Wednesday night, April 3.
Down 4-0, the Gents got on the board with a pair of unearned runs in the third. With one out and a runner at first, sophomore Chris Haggard reached because of a throwing error. A wild pitch and a throwing error scored senior Andrew Russell. Sophomore Preston Ludwick plated Haggard thanks to a two-out triple.
Sophomore Brock Yates (0-2) took the loss, allowing three hits and four runs in a third of an inning.
Louisiana College put up crooked numbers in three innings on the night in the win. In the first, a leadoff single and a pair of plunked batter loaded the bases. Deauton Delgado and Dane Pederson both hit two-RBI doubles to quickly put the Wildcats up 4-0 after one. In the third, after the Gents cut the deficit in half, Louisiana College plated three more. A single, hit-by-pitch, and a walk loaded the bases with no outs. Ty Morgan hit a sacrifice fly, Brady Atkins added an RBI single, and a wild pitch plated the third run.
Louisiana College added three more in the sixth for the final margin.
Delgado finished the game 2-for-3 with three runs scored and two RBIs, while Pederson went 1-for-3 with three RBIs and a run scored.
Andrew Robinson (6-0) picked up the win, allowing just a runner to reach by an error in two innings of work.
Centenary returns to action Friday, April 5, when it kicks off a three-game series with a twinbill against Schreiner. First pitch is set for 2:30 p.m.