Baseball Alumni Game and Toast Scheduled for 'James Farrar Day'; 13th Annual Golf Invitational to be Held at Olde Oaks
Wednesday, October 12, 2005

SHREVEPORT – The Centenary baseball team will host their annual alumni game as part of “Coach James Farrar Day” on Sunday, November 6, at 2 p.m. at Shehee Stadium.  The game will be followed by a “Toast and Roast” for the Centenary Hall of Famer at the Shreveport Country Club at 5:30 p.m.  All of Sunday’s proceeds will go to the Centenary College Baseball Scholarship in the name of Coach Farrar.


Coach Farrar, a 2000 inductee to the Centenary Athletics Hall of Fame, was instrumental in bringing the Gents baseball program into national prominence.  During his seven years at the helm, Farrar had 10 players drafted into the pros and was the driving force behind the overhaul and capital improvements on then-named Centenary Park (now Shehee Stadium).  Now a scout for the Houston Astros, he has launched the Major League careers of talent such as former 20-game winner J.R. Richard and current ace Roy Oswalt.


The alumni game is free of charge for all former Gent players, but a small donation is appreciated in the spirit of the celebration for Coach Farrar.  The “Toast and Roast” at Shreveport CC includes a $25 donation, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and a cash bar.


Monday, November 7, marks the return of the 13th Annual Curtis H. Stout Invitational Golf Tournament, hosted by Centenary Baseball at Olde Oaks Golf Club in Haughton, La.  The four-player scramble will begin with an 8 a.m. shotgun start, and is followed by a silent auction and presentation of awards.


Fees for the tournament are $125 per player (individual players welcome) and $500 per team of four.  Included are greens fees, cart, beverages, lunch, and prizes for first to third place, hole-in-one, longest drive, and closest to the pin.  Sponsorships are also available, and the registration deadline is November 1st.


For more information about the alumni game, “Toast and Roast”, or Curtis H. Stout Invitational, contact the Centenary Baseball Offices at (318) 869-5298 or (318) 869-5095.