@uttylerbaseball falls for third time to Centenary
Centenary (25-9)
#20 Texas-Tyler (20-13)
4/19/2016 | Tyler, Tx | Attendance: 207
Win: H Amedee (2-0) 3.053312
Loss: Chad Hayes (2-2) 0.003220
M Schimpf (CENTBASE) 412210
C Lavergne (CENTBASE) 512200
Graham Welch (UTT) 503100

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
by Wes Bloomquist || wbloomquist@uttyler.edu

TYLER – The UT Tyler baseball team took its third loss in a row with an 8-3 non-conference defeat to No. 16 Centenary on Tuesday at Irwin Field.

The Patriots (20-13) had a 10-7 hit advantage in the game, but also stranded 12 runners on base in their third loss of the season to the Gents (25-9). UT Tyler lost 9-2 in the first meeting at home and then 8-0 to Centenary in the second game of the series on March 2 in Shreveport.

Graham Welch led the Patriots by going 3-for-5 and drove in one run, while Sam Lane, Brady McCoy and Braxton Hollenshead had two hits each. Welch is now hitting .338 in his freshman season for the Patriots who fell to 14-7 in home games this season. Hollenshead hit an RBI double to right center field and was followed by Welch who had an infield single to score the third run of the game. 

Chad Hayes (2-2) took the loss for the Patriots in relief after giving up three runs in a six-run seventh inning for the Gents after UT Tyler had a 3-2 lead going into the frame. Hayes did not allow a hit in his time on the mound, but he did walk two and the Patriot defense had two errors. UT Tyler starter Tyler Stallings did not factor into the loss after he struck out three and limited the opposition to four hits and two runs.

UT Tyler will return to action with a three-game series this weekend against Howard Payne in the final games at Irwin Field this season. The Patriots and YellowJackets will open the series at 6 p.m. on Friday before playing a 1 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday. The baseball program will honor Sam Lane, Tyler Stallings, Michael Blevins, Conner Green, Travis Payne, Travis Yanker, Dylan Combs and Jacob Clark on Saturday in a senior day ceremony.