March 16, 2003
SHREVEPORT--The Centenary Gents received their second straight complete game from a starting pitcher and pounded out 15 hits to take the rubber game of the series from Siena on Sunday. The Gents took the 11-5 victory despite committing five errors and allowing five unearned runs.
Centenary (12-14) cruised through game three of their series with the Saints thanks in large part to Kevin Cassidy. Cassidy (4-2) went the distance for the Gents while striking out eight hitters and allowing only a single base on balls. He did not surrender an earned run on the afternoon and gave up only seven hits.
The Centenary offense came alive in the fourth inning after trailing early 3-1. With two outs in the inning and a run already in, Patrick Beale, Bobby Gilliam, Blake Adkison, and Patrick Jolley all collected hits to score five runs in the frame. The Gents then added two runs in the fifth and eighth innings to put the game away.
Gilliam continued his torrid hitting as he went 3-for-5 in the final game. His second consecutive multi-hit game gave him eight safeties on the weekend and a batting average of .571 over the series. J.W. Pate also finished the contest 3-for-5 while Jon Marshall, Beale, and Jolley each tallied two hits.
Centenary will host Louisiana Tech and nationally-ranked Arkansas on Tuesday and Wednesday in the Shoney's Gent Classic at Shehee Stadium. The Gents will take on the Razorbacks first at 8 p.m. on Tuesday.