FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE SHREVEPORT-The Centenary baseball team and first-year head coach Mike Diaz announced its 2011 schedule on Monday. The Gents are scheduled to play 44 games, 19 at home and 25 on the road.
“Our schedule has a good balance of mid major and regional caliber teams. I think it will provide our staff with the opportunities needed to evaluate our team so that we can make adjustments, and it will challenge and prepare our team for conference play,” said Diaz. Continue reading Centenary releases 2011 Schedule→
SHREVEPORT-After 12 successful seasons as the head baseball coach, Centenary’s Ed McCann announced his resignation as the leader of the Gents baseball program on Friday afternoon.
“Centenary took a chance on me 12 years ago when no one else would give me the time of day. I have had the opportunity to work under four awesome athletic directors: Russ Sharp, Dr. David Bedard, Taylor Moore, and Dr. Tom Tallach. For that, I will always be thankful and grateful,” said McCann.
McCann departs Centenary after completing his 12th year as the head coach of the Gents.
BATON ROUGE, La. – A seven-run eighth inning by LSU erased a 7-6 deficit and powered the fourth-ranked Tigers to a 13-7 win over Binghamton Wednesday night in Alex Box Stadium.
The Tigers (21-3) captured their seventh straight victory and their 17th-straight regular-season win over a non-conference opponent dating back to last season. Binghamton dropped to 6-11 with the loss.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Fourth-ranked Florida State (20-4) defeated No. 8 Florida (18-6) 7-2 Tuesday evening in front of a sell out crowd of 9,276 at the Baseball Grounds in Jacksonville. The Seminoles collected their sixth win in a row and their third straight over the Gators in Jacksonville. FSU moved to 2-1 against Florida this year with the final game of the regular season series coming on Tuesday, April 13 in Tallahassee.
Geoff Parker and Brian Busch led FSU on Tuesday night as the two Seminole pitchers combined to hold the Gators to just two runs on six hits.
BATON ROUGE – Home runs by first baseman Blake Dean and catcher Micah Gibbs, along with a brilliant LSU debut by starting pitcher Joey Bourgeois led the second-ranked Tigers to a 4-0 shutout of Centenary Sunday afternoon in Alex Box Stadium.
With the series sweep, the Tigers (3-0) captured their 11th-straight season-opening series victory dating back to 2000. Centenary dropped to 0-3 with the loss.
The Tigers will be back in action Wednesday when they face in-state foe McNeese State at 4 p.m. in Alex Box Stadium.
BATON ROUGE — Led by a two-homer performance by designated hitter Matt Gaudet and a six-RBI evening by first baseman Blake Dean, second-ranked LSU exploded for 23 hits en route to 25-8 victory over Centenary, giving head coach Paul Mainieri his 1,000th career victory Saturday night in Alex Box Stadium.
The Tigers (2-0) scored the most runs of any LSU team since 1999 when they defeated Ohio 26-5. Centenary dropped to 0-2 with Saturday’s loss.
BATON ROUGE — A two-RBI performance by shortstop Austin Nola, including the game-winning sacrifice fly, coupled with three runs by left fielder Trey Watkins was enough to earn No. 2 LSU a 5-4 victory in front of a record-breaking crowd of 9,914 Friday night at Alex Box Stadium.
The Tigers (1-0) won their ninth consecutive season opener dating back to 2002. With the loss, Centenary dropped to 0-1 on the season.
ELMHURST, Ill. – After winning its record 12th straight league championship a year ago, Oral Roberts was a unanimous choice to claim its 13th consecutive Summit League crown in 2010 as voted on by the league’s eight head coaches.
The Golden Eagles collected seven first-place votes for a total of 49 points. Centenary came in second with 39 points, followed closely by South Dakota State in the third slot with 36 points and the final first-place vote. Southern Utah (30 points) and North Dakota State (27 points) were each separated by three points apiece for the fourth and fifth positions, respectively. Oakland (16 points), IPFW (14 points) and Western Illinois (13 points) rounded out the voting.
SHREVEPORT-Centenary Baseball Head Coach Ed McCann and Associate Head Coach Mike Diaz announced the signing of 13 new players for the 2010 season. The Gents will welcome seven infielders, two outfielders, and four pitchers into the Centenary baseball program.
Centenary is coming off a successful 33-19 record last season and will have a small, but solid core of returnees coming back.
"After losing several key members of the 2009 season, we look for this incoming recruiting class to step in and address several needed areas as well as make some of the weaker areas stronger," said Diaz. "We are bringing in a well-balanced group of guys that can take over key infield spots, showcase power at the plate, and provide much needed depth in our pitching staff right away."