2010-11 Baseball News
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June 12, 2011
NATCHITOCHES, La.-The freshman baseball duo of RJ Talamantes and Pete Rajkovich once again represented Centenary as All-Louisiana selections.
June 10, 2011
Over the past two years, Centenary baseball has had record success following its regular season. Six players from the 2010 season are continuing their careers in the professional ranks.
June 8, 2011
SHREVEPORT-Centenary's ace Seth Lugo saw his talents recognized when he was selected by the New York Mets in the 34th round of the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft, on Wednesday.
June 8, 2011
TUCSON, Ariz.-Centenary freshmen Pete Rajkovich and RJ Talamantes were tabbed as Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-Americans, announced Wednesday by the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper.
June 1, 2011
SHREVEPORT - Former Centenary Gents southpaw and 2010 graduate, Dakota Robinson, was named to Minor League #$%^Baseball's Midwest League All-Star Team, announced Friday evening.
May 26, 2011
ELMHURST, Ill.-Centenary baseball freshman RJ Talamantes was named First Team All-Summit League, while classmate #$%^Pete Rajkovich was honored as a Second Team All-Summit League selection, voted on by the League's head coaches, #$%^announced Wednesday evening.
May 23, 2011
Fans, be sure to read Cole Thompson's final "On the Bump" as he reflects on the final weekend of play and what proved to be a season with a lot of memories.
May 21, 2011
SHREVEPORT-The Centenary baseball team used an all-around team effort to capture an 8-5 season finale victory over Oakland on Saturday afternoon at Shehee Stadium.
May 21, 2011
SHREVEPORT-The Centenary baseball team wasntt able to answer the hot-hitting Golden Grizzles, as it fell 8-3 and 14-7 in Friday's twinbill to Oakland at Shehee Stadium.
May 20, 2011
SHREVEPORT-The Centenary baseball team saw an 8-3 lead spoiled late as Oakland scored 10 unanswered runs in the final five innings to earn a 13-8 win over the Gents on Thursday evening in the opening contest of the four-game Summit League set.
May 18, 2011
SHREVEPORT-The Centenary baseball team will wrap up the 2011 regular season this week when it hosts Summit League foe, Oakland at Shehee Stadium, beginning Thursday evening.
May 16, 2011
Join Cole Thompson with this week's "On the Bump" as he reflects on the Gents final road trip of the season.
May 15, 2011
MACOMB, Ill.-Freshman Mark Gillean drove in two on a single in the final frame to break up a 3-3 tie in Game 2 on Sunday, helping Centenary to a 5-4 win and a series split over Western Illinois after dropping Game 1 of the day, 4-1.
May 14, 2011
MACOMB, Ill.-The Centenary baseball team dropped Game 2 of the four-game series with Western Illinois, 9-1, after allowing the Fighting Leathernecks 14 free base runners on Saturday afternoon in Summit League action.
May 13, 2011
MACOMB, Ill.-After seeing a five-run lead slip away, the Centenary baseball team stayed composed and relied on timely hitting to capture an 8-6 victory over Western Illinois in Game 1 of the four-game Summit League series on Friday afternoon.
May 11, 2011
SHREVEPORT-The Centenary baseball team will make its last road trip of the 2011 regular season when it travels to play Western Illinois in a four-game set this weekend in Macomb, Ill.
May 9, 2011
Centenary baseball pitcher Cole Thompson welcomes you back to another week of "On the Bump." Check it out as he reflects on the last week of school and the series with Southern Utah.
May 8, 2011
SHREVEPORT-The Centenary baseball team used a dominating shutout performance by sophomore Cole Thompson in Game 2, helping the Gents to a 6-0 win over Southern Utah and a series split after dropping Game 1, 6-5 on Saturday.
May 7, 2011
SHREVEPORT-Centenary junior Seth Lugo fanned 13 Thunderbird hitters, helping the Gents to a split on Friday over Summit League foe, Southern Utah as they took Game 2, 8-3 after falling in Game 1, 12-1 in eight innings.
May 4, 2011
SHREVEPORT-The Centenary baseball team will welcome Southern Utah to Shreveport on Friday and Saturday as the two teams gear up for two Summit League double-headers at Shehee Stadium.
May 2, 2011
Sophomore righty Cole Thompson welcomes you back to another week of "On the Bump," which features video highlights of the Gents travels to Fargo, ND.
May 1, 2011
FARGO, ND - Sunday's Summit League baseball game between Centenary and North Dakota State was canceled due to snow and cold weather. It will not be made up.
May 1, 2011
FARGO, ND-The Centenary baseball team used a thrilling, come-from-behind, 16-12 win in Game 1 of Saturday's double-header to split the afternoon contests, before falling 4-3 in the final frame in Game 2 against Summit League foe, North Dakota State.
April 29, 2011
FARGO, ND-The Centenary baseball team dropped a 6-5 heartbreaker at North Dakota State on Friday in Summit League action when the Bison connected on a two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth for the win.
April 29, 2011
FARGO, ND-The starting time for Friday's Summit League baseball game between North Dakota State and Centenary has been moved up to 2 pm at Newman Outdoor Field in anticipation of evening rainfall in Fargo, ND.
April 27, 2011
SHREVEPORT-The Centenary baseball team is looking to build on its successful weekend at home against IPFW, when it travels to Fargo, ND to take on North Dakota State in a four game Summit League set beginning Friday.
April 25, 2011
NATCHITOCHES, La.-R.J. Talamantes of the Centenary baseball team was named this week's Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA) Baseball Hitter of the Week, announced Monday afternoon.
April 25, 2011
Check out "On the Bump" w/ Cole Thompson as he reflects on an exciting and successful weekend of Gents baseball.
April 24, 2011
SHREVEPORT-Freshman RJ Talamantes' two-run double in the bottom of the ninth gave the Centenary baseball team the 10-9, come-from-behind victory over IPFW in the series finale on Sunday afternoon.
April 24, 2011
SHREVEPORT-The Centenary baseball team overcame a late deficit in Game 1 on Saturday to earn an 8-4 win, before falling in Game 2, 10-2 to IPFW on Saturday in Summit League play.
April 23, 2011
SHREVEPORT-The Centenary baseball team powered up a season-best 23 hits for a season-high 18 runs as it took control of Game 1 of the Summit League series against IPFW with a convincing 18-8 win on Friday evening in seven innings.
April 20, 2011
SHREVEPORT-The Centenary baseball team will remain home and host IPFW in a four-game Summit League set this weekend at Shehee Stadium. The Gents are set to begin Friday at 6 pm, followed by a double-header on Saturday at 1 pm and a final game on Sunday at Noon.
April 18, 2011
Check out this week's "On the Bump" brought to you by sophomore right-hander pitcher Cole Thompson.
April 18, 2011
SHREVEPORT-The Centenary baseball program has announced its 2011 Summer Camp dates. The Gents will host five different camps, including hitting, advanced hitting, and three week-long youth camps at Shehee Stadium.
April 17, 2011
SHREVEPORT-The Centenary baseball team had a season-best 16 hits and rallied midway through the game to take the lead, but would again, suffer its fourth straight late-inning loss, falling 13-10 to Summit League foe, South Dakota State in the series finale on Sunday afternoon at Shehee Stadium.
April 16, 2011
SHREVEPORT-The Centenary baseball team grabbed the early lead in both games of Saturday's double-header, but would eventually suffer two losses to Summit League foe, South Dakota State. The Gents fell in Game 1, 4-1, and Game 2, 4-3 at Shehee Stadium.
April 16, 2011
SHREVEPORT-It is a matter of time when the Centenary baseball team is able to secure a win late in the game, but it two home runs by South Dakota State that gave them the 9-6 victory in Game 1 of the four-game Summit League set on Friday evening at Shehee Stadium.
April 14, 2011
SHREVEPORT-After over a month on the road, the Centenary baseball team returns to Shehee Stadium to host Summit League foe, South Dakota State in a four-game set this weekend. Games are set for Friday at 6 pm, Saturday (double-header) starting at 1 pm and Sunday at 11 am.
April 11, 2011
Right-handed pitcher Cole Thompson is back for another week of "On the Bump." Check it out.
April 10, 2011
TULSA, Okla.-The Centenary baseball team used solid pitching and several timely hits to battle Oral Roberts on Sunday, despite being edged by the Golden Eagles, 3-1, in the Summit League series finale at J.L. Johnson Stadium.
April 10, 2011
TULSA, Okla.-The Centenary baseball team found it tough to plate runs against a competitive Oral Roberts' pitching staff as it dropped its Saturday double-header, 7-1 in Game 1 and 2-0 in Game 2.
April 9, 2011
TULSA, Okla.-Oral Roberts jumped out to an early lead and held Centenary in check, defeating the Gents, 11-1 in seven innings, on Friday evening in its Summit League opener at J.L. Johnson Stadium in Tulsa, Okla.
April 7, 2011
SHREVEPORT-Playing in its final season in The Summit League, the Centenary baseball team will open conference play when it travels to defending champion Oral Roberts this weekend. The Gents are scheduled for a 6:30 pm start on Friday, followed by a double-header on Saturday at 2 pm and a 1 pm start on Sunday in Tulsa, Okla. at J.L. Johnson Stadium.
April 4, 2011
Sophomore right-handed pitcher Cole Thompson brings you "On the Bump" and reflects on the week of Gents baseball.
April 3, 2011
EDINBURG, Texas-The Centenary baseball team faced an offensively sound UT-Pan American squad that connected on 31 hits in Saturday's double-header, as the Gents fell 11-0 in Game 1 and 10-3 in Game 2.
April 2, 2011
EDINBURG, Texas-Despite a three-run, first inning home run by junior Jeff Schaffert, the Centenary baseball team fell 5-4 in 11 innings to UT-Pan American on Friday evening in non-conference action.
March 30, 2011
SHREVEPORT-The Centenary baseball team will continue its road tour when it travels to South Texas to take on UT-Pan American in a three-game series, beginning Friday at 6 pm and concluding on Saturday with a double-header starting at 1 pm in Edinburg, Texas.
March 28, 2011
Check out this week's "On the Bump" with Cole Thompson as he reflects on the last few days in Hawaii and how the Gents are preparing to begin play again.
March 24, 2011
SHREVEPORT-The Centenary baseball program will host its 2011 Spring Break Baseball Camp on Saturday, March 26 from 1-4 pm at Shehee Stadium. Participants ages 8-14 are encouraged to sign up for a basic skills instructional camp hosted by the Gents and their coaching staff.
March 22, 2011
HONOLULU, Hawai'i-Playing in its final game of the four-game set against the University of Hawai'i, the Centenary baseball team came out with a much improved offensive game, connecting on 11 hits, despite dropping the contest, 8-4 on Monday evening.
March 21, 2011
Check out Cole Thompson's "On the Bump" ... Hawaiian style
March 21, 2011
HOLOLULU, Hawai'i-The Centenary baseball team's offense was silenced in a 5-0 loss at Hawai'i on Sunday afternoon.
March 20, 2011
HONOLULU, Hawai'i-For the second straight night, the Centenary baseball team wasn't able to gain offensive momentum from the start as it fell 7-1 in Game 2 of the four-game set on Saturday evening at Les Murakami Stadium.
March 19, 2011
HONOLULU, Hawai'i-Playing at the beautiful Les Murakami Stadium on the campus of the University of Hawai'i, the Centenary baseball team faced an offensively sound Rainbow squad that went up early and held on for a 10-1 win in Game 1 of the four-game set.
March 16, 2011
SHREVEPORT-The Centenary baseball team will venture its away to Hawai'i to take on the Rainbows in a four-game set this upcoming weekend. The Rainbows and Gents will meet at Les Murakami Stadium from March 18-21. The teams are set to play Friday and Saturday at 11:35 pm CT, Sunday at 6:05 pm CT, and Monday at 11:35 pm CT.
March 15, 2011
Follow Baseball in Hawai'i
March 14, 2011
Sophomore right-hander Cole Thompson welcomes you back for another week of "On the Bump." Check it out as he reflects on a busy week of Centenary baseball and what is in store this week for the Gents.
March 13, 2011
GRAMBLING, La.-The Centenary baseball team used late-game heroics in both contests of Saturday's double-header to come from behind and win Game 1, 9-7 in eight innings, before falling short in Game 2, 10-9 in eight innings against Grambling State in non-conference action.
March 12, 2011
GRAMBLING, La.-The Centenary baseball team struggled to gain offensive momentum as Grambling earned a 7-3 win over the Gents on Friday evening in non-conference action.
March 10, 2011
SHREVEPORT-The Centenary baseball team will travel to Grambling for a three-game weekend series, beginning Friday evening at 6 pm, followed by a double-header on Saturday at 1 pm.
March 9, 2011
COLLEGE STATION, Texas-Facing the No. 14-ranked Texas A&M Aggies on the road, the Centenary baseball team was challenged defensively as it fell 21-3 on Tuesday evening in non-conference action.
March 7, 2011
SHREVEPORT-The Centenary baseball team will test its skills at No. 9 Texas A&M on Tuesday evening in College Station, Texas. The single game is set to begin at 6:35 pm.
March 7, 2011
Centenary pitcher Cole Thompson brings you another installment of "On the Bump." Check it out.
March 6, 2011
NACOGDOCHES, Texas-The Centenary baseball team allowed SFA to plate seven runs in the final two innings to go up 10-2 for a Game 3 win on Sunday afternoon in non-conference action.
March 6, 2011
NACOGDOCHES, Texas-It was one of those days. A day that saw SFA power up 22 hits, which led to a 22-2 win over the Centenary baseball team in non-conference action on Saturday afternoon.
March 5, 2011
SHREVEPORT-The Centenary baseball team was anchored by a game-winning home run off the bat of junior Kyle Morton and an impressive outing by senior starter Justin Kraft, propelling the Gents to a 4-3 victory over SFA on Friday evening at Shehee Stadium.
March 2, 2011
SHREVEPORT-The Centenary baseball will gear up for its second weekend out as the Gents are set to play SFA in a three-game set this weekend. Centenary will host Friday's contest at 6 pm and SFA will host the final two games on Saturday at 2 pm and Sunday at 2 pm in Nacogdoches, Texas.
February 28, 2011
After a week off from competition, sophomore Cole Thompson's "On the Bump" focuses on highlights of the week full of practices as the Gents gear up to host SFA on Friday at 6 pm.
February 21, 2011
Sophomore right-hander Cole Thompson reflects on the Gents Opening Day and what it takes to be successful on the baseball diamond this season. Check out "On the Bump."
February 20, 2011
SHREVEPORT-Opening Day couldn't come soon enough as the Centenary baseball team earned a Saturday split with Louisiana College, winning Game 1, 1-0, before falling 4-2 in Game 2 in non-conference action at Shehee Stadium.
February 18, 2011
SHREVEPORT-The Centenary baseball team will open the 2011 season this Saturday against Louisiana College, beginning at 1 pm. The Gents will play a double-header at Shehee Stadium. Game 1 is set for 7 innings, followed by a 9-inning Game 2.
February 14, 2011
Sophomore right-hander Cole Thompson brings you this week's "On the Bump"...The 2011 baseball season kicks off this Saturday at 1 pm at Shehee Stadium against Louisiana College.
February 13, 2011
Opening Day is right around the corner. A new year. A new coach. Two seniors who lead the way. It's time for Centenary baseball. The Gents open the 2011 season at home on Saturday, February 19 in a double-header against future ASC opponent, Louisiana College at 1 pm at Shehee Stadium.
February 7, 2011
Centenary baseball player Cole Thompson highlights the Gents' week and features two more teammates in this week's "On the Bump."
February 5, 2011
SHREVEPORT-The Centenary baseball media guide is available online for viewing and printing via PDF. The guide showcases the 2011 Gents, coaches, upcoming schedule, history and recaps the successful 2010 season.
January 31, 2011
Sophomore right-handed pitcher Cole Thompson welcomes you back to another weekly installment of "On the Bump"...check it out.
January 24, 2011
Centenary baseball pitcher Cole Thompson is back with another week of "On the Bump," which features community service highlights and insights into preparation of the upcoming season.
January 20, 2011
Baseball Media Guide
January 17, 2011
Sophomore right-handed pitcher Cole Thompson of the Centenary baseball team welcomes you to 2011 and brings you the inside scoop on the Gents upcoming season in "On the Bump"...check it out!
January 4, 2011
SHREVEPORT-Centenary athletics was represented well on the Fall College Dean's List as 65 student-athletes earned at least a 3.5 or higher in 12 or #$%^more semester hours taken during the Fall semester.
November 16, 2010
SHREVEPORT-Young children dream of meeting college athletes and it was evident when the Centenary baseball team took time off late last week to visit Shriners Hospital for Children right up the road from where they represent Centenary on the field.
November 15, 2010
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.
November 11, 2010
Baseball Photo Gallery
November 11, 2010
As the winter season approaches, Centenary baseball's Cole Thompson reflects on the fall season in his first "On the Bump" blog, which will cover the inside scoop into Gents baseball during the entire spring season. Take a look...
November 10, 2010
On the Bump w/ Cole Thompson
November 2, 2010
SHREVEPORT-Alumni, fans, friends, coaches, and players of the Centenary baseball team will join forces this weekend to participate in multiple events during Alumni Weekend. The annual Curtis H. Stout Golf Invitational will take place on Friday, followed by an Alumni game on Saturday at 3 pm at Shehee Stadium.
November 1, 2010
SHREVEPORT-With the fall baseball season coming to an end and the professional baseball season showcasing its always-anticipated World Series, the Centenary baseball team used three Maroon and White Intrasquad games this past weekend to highlight what is expected this coming 2011 season.
September 16, 2010
Wooden Bat Collegiate Fall League
September 16, 2010
SHREVEPORT-The Centenary baseball team welcomes golf enthusiasts to participate in its annual Curtis H. Stout Invitational slated for Friday, Nov. 5 at Shreveport Country Club.
September 9, 2010
SHREVEPORT-With the Fall season right around the corner, Centenary head baseball coach Mike Diaz has announced that Centenary has partnered with LSUS and BPCC to host its 2010 Wooden Bat Collegiate Fall League beginning Saturday, September 11.
September 1, 2010
Former Gents baseball ace, Boone Whiting, continues to dominate on the mound in the St. Louis Cardinals organization as he is named Cardinal Nation Pitcher of the Month.
July 26, 2010
SHREVEPORT-Centenary College and head baseball coach Mike Diaz are pleased to announce that local products Kirby Moore (Minden HS, Minden, La.) and Grady Flournoy (Loyola College Prep, Shreveport) have accepted the institution's offer of admission and will be joining the Gents this upcoming season.
July 14, 2010
SHREVEPORT-Preparing to begin his seventh season with the Centenary baseball program, Mike Diaz was recently announced as the new head baseball coach after serving the past six years as an associate head coach.
July 3, 2010
SHREVEPORT-After 12 successful seasons as the head baseball coach, Centenary's Ed McCann announced his resignation as the leader of the #$%^Gents baseball program on Friday afternoon.
July 1, 2010
ELMHURST, Ill.-The Summit League and Centenary College have announced that 31 newcomers were added to the Winter-Spring Academic All-League #$%^team. These deserving student-athletes add to the Ladies and Gents previous list now totaling 95 for the 2010 Spring season.