RECAP: @UTTylerBaseball falls to Gents
Photo by: Lang White
Photo by: Lang White
#20 Centenary (7-2)
#16 UT Tyler (3-3)
2/18/2018 | Tyler, Texas | Attendance: 245
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Win: Cole Godkin (3-1) 1.210010
Loss: Alexander Masotto (0-1) 0.102200
Cameron Guin (18CENTBS) 302000
Blake Wilson (UTTBB) 403100

Sunday, February 18, 2018
by Wes Bloomquist |

TYLER – No. 20 Centenary scored four runs in the top of the ninth inning to take a 4-2 win over No. 16 UT Tyler on Sunday in the final game of the Clements Fluids Classic at Irwin Field.

The Patriots (3-3) will return to action at 4 p.m. on Tuesday against Millsaps in Jackson, Mississippi before traveling to play a three-game series against Texas Lutheran on Friday and Saturday in Seguin.

UT Tyler junior Blake Wilson led the Patriots against Centenary (7-2) by going 3-for-4 at the plate, including a one-out RBI double to score Blake Maddox in the fourth inning. Maddox reached with a leadoff double of his own before Wilson provided the first run of the game on his second hit. The Patriots would add to that 1-0 lead in the eighth with Josh Burns leading off with a single and Graham Welch driving him in with an RBI single to center field.

Welch’s hit gave the Patriots a 2-0 lead going to the ninth, but the Gents would take advantage of two walks by reliever Chris Stodolka to lead off the inning to begin their rally. Alexander Masotto (0-1) came in for Stodolka and would take the loss with Centenary plating both of the walks by taking advantage of a hit-by-pitch and then tagging up on a foul out to tie the game. The winning runs came in on a fielder’s choice with two runs scoring on a situation where the bases were loaded and the Patriots went for a double play. One out was recorded at second base, but two came in that would prove to be the difference.

UT Tyler starter Simon Sedillo did not receive a decision in the game after striking out six in 6 1/3 innings of work. A senior from Grand Prairie, Sedillo allowed only four hits and one walk in his 93-pitch performance where the Gents couldn’t get to him. Cole Clinton would throw 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief, including stranding the bases loaded in the top of the seventh by getting a fly out and ground out to the mound to end the threat.

The Patriots finished the game with nine hits, including Maddox going 2-for-3 and Bowie Farris singling down the left-field line.

UT Tyler dropped all three of its games at this year’s Clements Fluids Classic after falling to Whitworth and Centenary on Friday on the first day of the tournament. The Patriots will return to their home field in two weeks when they host East Texas Baptist on Alumni/Homecoming on March 2-3 in their American Southwest Conference openers.