Baseball Inks Two Local Products for 2011 Season
Monday, 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.

Kirby Moore (6'2", RHP, UTL)

A graduate of Minden High School, Moore is the son of Kirby and Terri Moore. He is a four-year letterwinner for the Crimson Tide baseball team under coach Michael Dean Francis, while earning two letters in cross country. Playing shortstop, second base and pitcher in high school, Moore helped his team to the second round of playoffs in 2009 and 2010.

He was recognized as Team's Defensive MVP in 2009 and Team MVP in 2010. Throughout his four years, Moore was honored for his strong play, earning All-Area Pitcher of the Year accolades, First Team All-Area, First Team All-District, and Honorable Mention Academic All-State.

Moore completed his career with 107 stolen bases. He played summer ball for Louisiana District 5 for one year. Off the baseball field, Moore was the President of F.C.A. his senior year. He plans on majoring in secondary education or American history at Centenary.

"Kirby is a great student-athlete and we are excited about his future here at Centenary.  I like the fact that Kirby is a two way guy and will bring in that type of versatility," said Diaz.

Grady Flournoy (6'2", RHP)

Flournoy graduated from Loyola College Prep in Shreveport and is the son of Cole and Cornell Flournoy. A two-year varsity letterwinner, Flournoy is a right-handed pitcher that also saw time at first and third base during his high school career.

Playing under coach Bobby Gilliam, Flournoy helped his team to the 2010 Quarterfinals and 2009 first round. For his solid play, he was a two-time First Team All-District selection, while earning All-City Honorable Mention accolades. Flournoy also wrapped up his career as the KSLA Athlete of the Week on May 12, 2010.

On the mound, he posted a 9-6 career record, but was cut short his senior season due to an injury. Flournoy finished with 98 career strikeouts.

Away from the baseball diamond, Flournoy was one of six Latin Scholar graduates, a National Honor Society representative, a member of the Honor Roll, the Wendy's High School Heisman Award Winner for Loyola and was a part of the Regional and State Literary Rally.

Flournoy plans on majoring in political science in hopes of attending law school.

"Grady is an exceptionally bright young man.  He is a mid 80's RHP that has shown the ability to be a solid college pitcher.  I think once he gets with Coach Stephens, we really will see him develop," said Diaz.