Connor Cudd, Gents Baseball

Connor Cudd, Gents Baseball

Sophomore Connor Cudd, who leads the team with a 5-2 record, also took over the Diamond Gents top spot in saves, tallying a save in all three games this past weekend to receive Centenary Athlete of the Week honors after Centenary's critical Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference sweep of Schreiner April 5-6.

In the Gents 4-1 victory against Schreiner in the first game Friday, Cudd threw the final 2.1 innings and allowed just one hit and one walk for his first save of the season. In the top of the seventh with two outs and the tying run at the plate, Cudd got the Mountaineers batter to hit a fly ball to the Gents bullpen in foul territory. Junior Bryce Kozeny made a nice catch to end the Schreiner threat. Cudd only allowed a single in the final two innings.

In the nightcap of the doubleheader Friday, he entered with the tying run on base with no outs. He allowed a walk, but a sacrifice bunt and an unusual 1-3-6 double play ended the ballgame as the Gents held on for the 6-4 win.

In the Diamond Gents thrilling 9-7 victory Saturday, in which Centenary rallied from a 6-0 deficit, Cudd threw the final two innings for the save. After retiring the side in the eighth, Schreiner scored a run in the ninth after two perfectly placed hits to the outfield. However, a nice play by senior Andrew Russell on a sharp hit ball to short ended the game and completed the sweep.

Centenary closes out the 2019 home slate this weekend, April 12-13, when it welcomes nationally-ranked Texas Lutheran to Shehee Stadium. First pitch of Friday's contest is set for 6 p.m. with a doubleheader on Saturday set for 1 p.m. Following the twinbill, the Gents will recognize four seniors for all of their contributions to Centenary athletics.


2018-19 Centenary Athletes of the Week


April 10, 2019 - Connor Cudd, Gents Baseball

March 28, 2019 - Preston Ludwick, Gents Baseball 

March 18, 2019 - Sydney Hurley, Ladies Softball

March 11, 2019 - Cami Bea Austin, Ladies Gymnastics

March 6, 2019 - Kendall Sanders, Ladies Gymnastics

February 25, 2019 - Peyton Cormane, Gents Baseball

February 18, 2019 - Kaylin Swoboda, Ladies Swimming

February 11, 2019 - Treylan Matthews, Gents Basketball

February 4, 2019 - Navia Jordan, Ladies Gymnastics

January 28, 2019 - Kendall Sanders, Ladies Gymnastics

January 21, 2019 - Navia Jordan, Ladies Gymnastics

January 14, 2019 - Cedric Harris, Gents Basketball

January 7, 2019 - Bre Frierson, Ladies Basketball

December 31, 2018 - Cedric Harris, Gents Basketball

December 20, 2018 - Ty Prince, Gents Basketball

December 3, 2018 - Miguel Vasquez, Gents Swimming

November 26, 2018 - Deunya Small, Ladies Basketball

November 19, 2018 - Kaharri Carter, Gents Basketball

November 12, 2018 - Miguel Vasquez, Gents Swimming

November 5, 2018 - Brianna Serret, Ladies Swimming

October 29, 2018 - Hailey Lawson, Ladies Volleyball

October 22, 2018 - Kyra Montes, Ladies Soccer & Miguel Vasquez, Gents Swimming

October 15, 2018 - Rachel Demerjian, Ladies Volleyball

October 8, 2018 - Kyra Montes, Ladies Soccer

October 1, 2018 - Brittany Risner, Ladies Volleyball

September 24, 2018 - Marissa Sandoval, Ladies Volleyball

September 17, 2018 - Rachel Demerjian, Ladies Volleyball

September 10, 2018 - Kyra Montes, Ladies Soccer

September 4, 2018 - Veronica Dougherty, Ladies Soccer