March 15, 2003
The Centenary Gents sent eight batters to the plate in both the fifth and sixth innings and plated four runs in each frame to take game two of the series with Siena 10-0. The Gents offense produced 16 hits in the win, the second highest single-game total for the team this season.
Centenary (11-14) received a pitching gem from starter J.C. Biagi. Biagi (3-1) turned in the first complete game shutout for the Gents on the year, scattering eight hits and striking out ten batters. He recorded a strikeout and a line out in the fourth inning after Siena placed runners on second and third with one out and forced a ground ball to first base in the eighth in the same situation to keep the shutout intact.
Siena (1-15) could not mount a rally against Biagi as the right-hander kept the Saints off balance all game with his arsenal of off-speed pitches. Tony Cipolla (3-for-4) and Matt Mueller (2-for-4) collected five of the Saints' eight safeties on the afternoon.
Five Gents turned in multi-hit performances led by Bobby Gilliam's 4-for-4 effort. Patrick Beale continued to drive up his team-leading batting average to .398, going 3-for-4 while Patrick Jolley scored three runs and drove in two more on two hits. Kyle Haverlo and Blake Adkison each added two hits in the contest as well.
The third and deciding game of the series between Centenary and Siena will begin at 12 p.m. on Sunday at Shehee Stadium. The game will be broadcast over the internet at SportsJuice.com.