SHREVEPORT, La – The Centenary baseball team claimed the top spot in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference with a 6-5 win over Trinity. The victory secures the third SCAC series for the Maroon and White this season.
The Gents move to 12-4 on the year and 7-2 in conference play while Trinity falls to 15-4 and 6-3 in SCAC action.
Despite being out hit by in the affair, Centenary used timely hitting and capitalized on Tiger miscues to earn the series clinching victory.
Craig Littleman delivered the game-clinching hit with a double down the right field line to score Tyler Clakley, who reached on an error, in the seventh inning after Trinity knotted the contest at 5-all in the top half of the frame. Littleman finished the day 1-for-3 with a run scored.
Chase Clarke (3-0) held Trinity to one hit in the final 2.2 innings of work while registering a strikeout. Cole Thompson tossed 6.1 innings in the start allowing five runs – four earned – on 10 hits with a pair of strikeouts.
TU jumped out to an early 3-1 advantage, but the Maroon and White posted a four-run, fourth inning to take its first lead in the contest.
Marc Martinez delivered two runs to close out the frame after Littleman scored on a passed ball and Christian Sebastien scored on a fielder’s choice. TU assisted Centenary’s effort in the inning with a walk and two hit batters.
Michael Walker (1-2) was saddled with the loss for Trinity with 4.0 innings of work in relief.
Martinez, Jemari James, Christian Sebastien and Nic Parrott all joined Littleman with hits in the contest.
Centenary returns to action on Tuesday, Mar. 12 against LeTourneau. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m.