Tromba's complete game catapults Centenary (La.) by No. 3 Trinity (Texas)
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Centenary (La.) picked up its 20th win of the season with a 3-1 victory at No. 3 Trinity (Texas) on Thursday.
The Gents moved to 12-3 in Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference action. The Tigers fell to 24-6 on the year and 9-4 in conference play.
Centenary received a complete-game performance from Layton Tromba (5-2) on the mound. Tromba fanned four batters while allowing seven hits and a pair of walks in the contest. He forced 15 fly ball outs and garnered eight ground outs while leaving eight Tigers stranded on the bases.
The Gents tallied five hits in the contest with two coming from Jemari James, but four coming in the sixth inning when the Maroon and White recorded all three of its runs en route to the victory.
Tyler Clakley, Craig Littleman and James each logged RBI singles to overtake the Tigers' narrow, one-run lead after five innings. All three runs for the Gents were scored with two outs in the frame. Matt Creamer posted the lone other hit in the inning with a one-out single.
Ryan Lucero suffered his first loss of the season pitching 5.2 innings in the start. Lucero, the conference’s top pitcher entering the contest, allowed just one Centenary hit through the first five innings, but was chased away in the sixth after the Maroon and White plated its three runs to take the lead. Lucero fanned nine batters and walked two in the contest.
Kyle Bogese tossed 3.1 hitless innings in relief, striking out five and walking a pair.
Christian Muscarello and Will Donnan paced the Tigers at the plate with two hits each.