Gents Baseball Shares Love of Game with Youngsters
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
BOSSIER CITY, La.-In an effort to keep the spirit of baseball alive and share its passion with the local youngsters from Meadowview Elementary School, the Centenary baseball team gathered early last week  for an All-Star Game: Americans vs Nationals or rather pitchers vs position players.

The Gents have been actively involved with the Meadowview children all year and to wrap up the season, the Bossier City elementary school provided its students with an exciting field day with Gents baseball, fun relays, and snacks.

Throughout the year, the Centenary squad has tutored the students for its annual LEAP test, provided a meet-and-greet at Shehee Stadium where the children were lessoned on the game of baseball and were able to "run the bases".

"This is an effort to give back to our local community that supports us. It is a fantastic way to provide for those who may not be as fortunate as us," said head coach Ed McCann.

The All-Star game consisted of nearly 30 players as students, teachers and faculty of Meadowview gathered around to watch and cheer on their favorite team. The Centenary pitching staff finished on top with a 4-2 score over the Centenary position players.

Centenary baseball will play its final regular season series at IPFW this weekend in hopes of maintaining its top spot in The Summit League as it will advance to the league tournament next week in Tulsa.