SHREVEPORT, LA -- The Centenary Gents had their way with the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions at Centenary Park on Tuesday, sweeping the doubleheader 11-0 and 12-4.
Centenary (11-26-1) pitcher John Lockhart picked up the win in the first game, throwing a complete-game shutout because the game was called for the 10-run mercy rule after the fifth inning. He struck out seven.
The Centenary bats were also hot for both games, as they racked up 23 hits and 23 runs. Gent shortstop Michael Hicks hit a mammoth three-run home run over the left field wall in the second game. He finished the two games 4-5 with five runs batted in and five runs scored.
Centenary first baseman Chad Shindle raised his batting average over .300 for the season with his 5-7 performance with two RBIs and three runs scored. Designated hitter Jeff Pierce batted well, going 3-6 with four RBIs and three runs scored.
In the second game, pitcher Jeff Poulin picked up his fourth win of the season, while reliever Blaine Sessions tied the school record for saves in a season with four.