Baseball Adds an Arm and Speed for 2009
Friday, July 11, 2008

SHREVEPORT – The Centenary baseball team and head coach Ed McCann have announced the signing of pitcher Tye Davis (Marysville, Calif.) and outfielder Travis Leverson (Santa Ana, Calif.) to a finical aide agreement.


Davis finished last season with a 4.45 ERA, was 2-2 in 14 appearances with three starts. He also ranked fifth on the team in ERA and wins at American River Community College. Davis also excelled in the classroom, as he was named Big 8 Academic All-Conference after finishing the year with a 3.5 GPA.


“Tye will add depth to our pitching staff next spring,” said associate head coach Mike Diaz. “During the last two seasons he pitched in a very tough junior college conference and that should make him even better in The Summit League.”


Leverson, who transfers from Santa Ana College finished his two year career with 33 stolen bases. In 2008 he batted .312, with seven doubles, six triples and he also knocked in 29 runs.


“Travis played for one of the greatest head coaches on the junior college level the last two years, Don Sneedon,” Diaz stated. “Leverson is a guy with plus plus speed and he should fit in as the leadoff or two hole hitter this spring.”


Davis and Leverson will join Morgan Brian (Shreveport), Allen Degges (Shreveport), Jacob Harrell (Benton, La.), Derek Harwell (Ozark, Mo.), Seth Lugo (Bossier City), Reed Moore (Benton, La.), Tell Ross (Troup, Texas), Cliff Shepard  (Anthem, Ariz.) and Charlie Yokem (Shreveport), who signed in June.