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2009 - 2010 Season

Bossier Parish Has Two Incoming Freshmen Drafted

Major League BaseballA pair of incoming freshmen was selected on the third and final day of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft. Bryton Trepagnier and Phil Diedrick both got their names called late in the day. Trepagnier, a right-handed pitcher from LaPlace, Louisiana was selected in the 41st Round by the Pittsburg Pirates. Later in the draft, Diedrick was picked by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 45th. An outfielder, Diedrick is currently playing for the Canadian National Baseball Team. This marks the second year in a row that the Cavaliers have had future members selected. In the 2009 Draft, the Philadelphia Phillies selected Kyrell Hudson in the 3rd Round. Also taken was Wes Darvill in the 5th Round by the Chicago Cubs.

June 16 , 2010

Renny Weber Selected To All-American Team

Renny Weber (Norco, LA) has been selected to NJCAA 3rd Team All-American. The sophomore hit .447 for the season, leading Region 14. He also was awarded the NJCAA Rawlings Big Stick Award, given annually to the top hitter in each of NJCAA Division I Districts. Weber has signed to play for the McNeese State Cowboys next season.

June 16 , 2010

2010 NJCAA DI Rawlings Big Stick Award Winners

COLORADO SPRINGS - Rawlings, in conjunction with the NJCAA, honors annually the top hitter in each of the NJCAA Division I Districts with the highest regular season batting average with the NJCAA Rawlings Big Stick Award.
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Source: National Junior College Athletic Association/njcaa.org

End-of-Year Wrap Up

Jamie Gilley Signs to Play for Louisiana Tech

Louisiana Tech UniversityJamie Gilley recently signed with Louisiana Tech. The right-hander from Benton, Louisiana led the 2010 Cavaliers with 8 wins and 53 strikeouts, limiting opponents to a .216 batting average. Gilley is the 7th member to sign a scholarship, including 6 that are signing with Division I members.

 

 

Andrew Keplinger Commits to UT-San Antonia

University of Texas - San AntonioAnother member of the Bossier Parish Community College baseball team, Andrew Keplinger recently committed to play for UT-San Antonio. The redshirt freshman from Sugarlane, Tx finished the year hitting .327 overall, including hitting .429 in conference play.

 

 

BPCC’s Joey Ford Named All-WAC

Louisiana Tech’s and former BPCC baseball standout Joey Ford was recently selected to the All-WAC Team. The junior 2B/CF hit .373 for the season, hitting 14 doubles and 3 homeruns to go along with driving in 48 runs for the Bulldogs.

 

Former Cavalier Named All-GCAC

The 2010 Gulf Coach Athletic Conference All-Conference team was recently announced and former BPCC Cavalier Kevin Smith of LSU-Shreveport was named to the first team. The junior from Tacoma, Washington, Smith led the Pilots with 14 homeruns and 70 runs batted in. For the season, he hit .382. Currently, the Pilots are ranked #12 in the latest NAIA polls.

 

Ex-Cavalier Makes All-Conference

Justin Juneau was named to the 2010 All-East Division 2nd Team. He hit .313 on the year and added 12 doubles, 2 triples, and 5 homeruns.

 

Four Cavaliers Named All-conference

The Texas East Athletic Conference has announced 2010 All-Conference team. BPCC placed four members on the All-Conference team; Renny Weber (Utility), Tony Montalbano (2B), Tanner Hoechlin (Outfield), and Junior Coronado (Catcher).

Weber (Destrahan, La), who was selected for the second year in a row, was Region XIII’s top hitter at a .447. The future McNeese State Cowboy led the Cavaliers in multiple offensive categories including runs, hits, runs batted in, walks, and finished second on the club with 15 stolen bases.

Montalbano (Katy, Tx), a recent signee of UNC-Charlotte, hit XXX in conference. Montalbano led the Cavs with 15 doubles and 16 stolen bases.

Hoechlin (Corona, Ca), was selected after hitting XXX.

Coronado (Round Rock, Tx), was the only BPCC freshman to make the team. Coronado hit XXX in his inaugural season. He also finishes the year with XXX doubles and XXX runs batted in.

 

Six Cavaliers Sign with Four-year Universities

Six members of the 2010 Cavalier Baseball Team has recently signed with major programs throughout the country. Five of the players signed with Division I schools, while the sixth signed with a Division II powerhouse.

McNeese State UniversityRenny Weber (Destrahan, La) has signed to play for McNeese State. The future Cowboy is a two-time All-Conference selection. This past season, Weber led Region XIV in hitting at a .447 clip. Weber is also up for possible All-Region and All-American awards as well.

 

 

University of Louisiana - MonroeRandy Zeigler (Bossier City, La) signed with University of Louisiana-Monroe. The talented left-hander, coming off Tommy John surgery, was tied for fourth on the team in innings pitched. Zeigler also hit .333 in his one year at BPCC. At ULM, he joins former Cavaliers Jarrett Hammond and Blake Jones.

 

 

University of North Carolina-CharlotteTony Montalbano (Katy, Tx) is heading to the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. A member of the 2010 All-Conference Team, he hit .354, while tying the team lead with 15 doubles. He also led BPCC with 16 stolen bases. The 49ers are currently sitting in first place in the Atlantic 10 Conference.

 

 

 

New MexicoTanner Hoechlin (Corona, Ca) has agreed to become a New Mexico Lobo. The All-Conference selection hit .299 on the year (.346 in conference). The UNM baseball team is in second place in the Mountain West Conference.

 

 

University of Arkansas-Little RockKyle Morton (Missauga, Ontario) signed with University of Arkansas-Little Rock. The left handed 1B hit .302 on the year for the Cavaliers.

 

 

 

 

Southern Arkansas UniversityKyle Fillier (Campbelford, Ontario) has agreed to play for Southern Arkansas University. The former Team Canada member led the Cavaliers in homeruns and tied the team lead with 15 doubles, leading BPCC in extra base hits. Southern Arkansas, which had been ranked #1 in Division II for several weeks, recently dropped down to #4.

 

 

BPCC Coranado signs with Texas State

Texas StateFreshman All-Conference catcher Junior Coronado has signed to play at Texas State. The Round Rock, TX native had a great freshman season hitting .382. He also hit 14 doubles and drove in 23 runs. Coronado marks the 9th overall member of the 2010 Cavaliers Baseball Team that has signed with four-year universities. Of the nine to sign, eight have signed with Division I programs.

 

 

 

June 3, 2010

Cavaliers Drop a Pair to Angelina

Game 1
Bossier Parish committed four costly errors and was unable to sustain any offense in a 6-2 defeat to Angelina College. Jamie Gilley (Benton, LA) suffered his second loss on the year. Gilley gave up 4 runs (2 ER) before leaving the game due to an injury. Randy Zeigler (Bossier City, LA) led the offense with a 2-3 day. Also, Kyle Morton (Mississauga, Ontario) and Renny Weber (Norco, LA) each doubled.

Game 2
The Cavalier offense exploded for 5 runs in the bottom of the 6th and left the bases loaded in the 9th but was unable to come through, losing the second game to Angelina 7-6. Randy Zeigler continued to pitch well, throwing 4.1 innings, striking out 3 while only giving up 1 run. Ryan Smith (Benton, LA) suffered his first loss of the year. Following an RBI triple by Kyle Morton and a walk to Ryan Phelps (Farmerville, LA), Tanner Hoecklin (Corona, CA) smashed his first homerun of the year to give the Cavaliers the lead. In the 9th, Cody Hester (Shreveport, LA) led off with a base hit and was followed by walks to Renny Weber and Junior Coronado (Round Rock, TX) but was unable to capitalize.

March 23, 2010

Cavaliers Open Conference Play with Sweep of Lon Morris

Game 1
The Bossier Parish Community College baseball team traveled to Jacksonville, Texas to face Lon Morris, winning the opener 5-1. Ben Taylor (Plano, Tx) improved to 4-0 on the year with a complete game victory. Taylor scattered 6 hits along with his 6 strikeouts. Junior Coronado (Round Rock, Tx) lead the Cavs with a 2-3 performance which included 2 doubles and 2 runs batted in. Kyle Fillier (Campbelford, Ont) had 2 doubles and scored twice while Randy Zeigler (Bossier City, La) also had a pair of hits and RBI’s.

Game 2
Freshman lefthander Chris Griffit (Harahan, La) threw 6 solid innings as the BPCC baseball team got good pitching and timely hitting winning Game 2 by the score of 7-1. Griffit limited the Lon Morris to just 1 run while striking out 7 batters. Gauge Norris (Arnandville, La), Jade McElyea (Nashville, Ar) and Ryan Smith (Benton, La) each threw one apiece of shutout baseball to finish the game. Ryan Phelps (Farmerville, La) went 2-4 including a double and run batted in. Randy Zeigler and Ismael Govea (Houston, Tx) also had multiple-hit games. The Cavaliers are now 2-0 in conference and play host to Angelina College on Friday.

March 18, 2010

Bossier Parish Wins Two of Three on the Weekend

Game 1
Playing against Angelina in a non-conference home game, Bossier Parish won 3-1. Gauge Norris (Arnandville, LA) pitched 4 innings of shutout baseball to earn his second win of the year. Former Calvary Baptist (Shreveport, LA) and LSU standout Randy Zeigler made his first start of the season following elbow surgery. Ziegler looked strong, throwing 3 innings, giving up 3 hits and striking out 4. Renny Weber (Norco, LA) went 2-3.

Game 2
In the second game Saturday, the Cavaliers continued where they left off and won against Hind Community College convincingly 9-2. Jamie Gilley (Benton, LA) pitched a complete game striking out 4 and improved his record to 5-1. Renny Weber had a pair of hits and added 3 runs batted in. Freshman catcher Junior Coronado (Round Rock, TX) went 2-4 as did Ryan Phelps (Farmerville, LA). Kyle Fillier (Campbelford, Ontario) hit his team leading 3rd homerun of the year.

Game 3
In the final game before conference, the CAVS dropped an 11-2 decision to Northeast Texas. Justin Vick (DeRidder, LA) took the loss, giving up 5 earned in 4 innings. Jonathan Talbot (Maringouin, LA) added a double. Also having hits for Bossier were Kyle Fillier, Junior Coronado, Taylor Pittman (Bossier City, LA), Daniel Saxon (Wylie, TX), and Andrew Keplinger (Sugarland, TX). The Cavaliers open conference at Lon Morris Wednesday, March 17th.

March 15, 2010

Bossier Parish Earns Split with #20 Meridian

Game 1
Freshman Ben Taylor (Plano, TX) threw a complete game three hitter against the Meridian Eagles Monday in Vicksburg, MS, winning the contest 4-1. The right-hander improved his record to 3-0 as he struck out 3 batters and faced just 3 over the minimum, giving up one unearned run. The Cavaliers scored all the runs they needed in the bottom of the fourth. Following a Renny Weber hit-by-pitch, the next three batter reached base on walks. Taylor Pittman (Bossier City, LA) then added a key 2-out, base hit to left field scoring Randy Zeigler (Bossier City, LA) and Junior Coronado (Round Rock, TX). Ismael Govea (Houston, TX) finished out the scoring with an infield single, scoring Kyle Morton (Mississauga, Ontario).

Game 2
Despite numerous opportunities to score, BPCC failed to sweep Meridian, losing 11-6. Chris Griffitt (Harahan, LA) took the loss, falling to 2-3 on the season. Ryan Smith (Benton, LA) came in relief, striking out 5 batters in 2.1 innings pitched. Offensively, the CAVS were led by Kyle Morton’s 4-5 performance, including his second homerun of the season. Ryan Phelps (Farmerville, LA) contributed by going 2-3 with a double.

March 11, 2010

Cavaliers Beats #1 LSU-Eunice, Loses to Kaskaskia

The Bossier Parish Community College Cavaliers beat LSU-Eunice in dramatic fashion and then lost to Kaskaskia in the first day of the Hinds Community College baseball tournament. The win finishes the 3-game matchup with Eunice, as the Cavaliers took the season series (2-1).

Game 1
Sophomore Kyle Fillier (Campbelford, Ontario) hit the game winning homerun while sophomore Jamie Gilley (Benton, LA) pitched a complete game and Ismael Govea (Houston, TX) saved the game in beating Division II’s #1 team and #5 overall, LSU-Eunice 7-6. Gilley (4-1) held the Bengals in check as he went the distance, scattering 7 hits while striking out 6. In the top of the seventh, Fillier hit a homerun to left, giving the Cavaliers the lead. Then, with 2 outs in the bottom half, Govea made a remarkable play in centerfield, keeping the win intact. Offensively, the Cavaliers were lead by Junior Coronado (Round Rock, TX) who was 3-4 and a double, Renny Weber (Norco, LA) went 2-3, and Taylor Pittman (Bossier City, LA) finished out the day 2-3.

Game 2
Kaskaskia College jumped out early and often on Bossier as the CAVS dropped the nightcap, 11-2. Justin Vick (DeRidder, LA) took the loss and fell to 0-2 on the year. Offensively, the Cavaliers only managed 5 hits on the day.

March 11, 2010

Cavaliers Sweep NAIA LSU-Alexandria

Bossier Parish CC went on the road to Alexandria, Louisiana and swept NAIA LSU-Alexandra by the scores of 7-3 and 9-6. The Cavaliers got strong starting pitching and improved their record to 11-9.

Game 1
Ben Taylor (Plano, TX) was masterful in 5 innings, striking out 5 batters and allowing just 2 hits. Tony Montalbano (Seven Lakes, TX) led the offensive putout, going 2-4 with 2 RBIs. Also swinging the bats well were Ryan Phelps (Farmerville, LA) 2-4 with a double and triple, Taylor Pittman (Bossier City, LA) 3-4, Kyle Morton (Mississauga, Ontario) 2-3, and Kyle Fillier (Campbelford, Ontario) as he went 2-4 with a pair of runs scored.

Game 2
Chris Griffitt (Harahan, LA) threw 5 innings, striking out 5, allowed only 1 hit. Tommy Williams (Monroe, LA) went 3-4 with a triple and a run batted in. Tony Montalbano continued hitting the ball well going 2-3, as did Kyle Morton who went 2-4.

March 11, 2010

BPCC Baseball team gives to the Toys for Tots Foundation

The BPCC Cavalier baseball team recently sponsored a hitting camp at Extra Innings in Shreveport. The entry fee for the camp was a donated toy. Twenty-one kids attended the camp and brought over 120 toys to be given to Toys for Tots.

Baseball team gives to the Toys for Tots Foundation

Pictured are members of the baseball team with Assistant Baseball Coach Patrick Jolley.

December 10, 2009

Chad Poe Gets Called UP to Williamsport

Chad PoeFormer Bossier Parish Cavalier Chad Poe was recently called up to the Williamsport (PA) Crosscutters of the New York-Penn League. The Philadelphia Phillies right-hander had been superb in Gulf Coast League action, striking out 27 batters in 25 innings pitched and having an ERA of 1.40. At the time of being called up, Poe also led the team in wins.

August 27, 2009

Bossier Parish Loses Two to MLB Draft

As the Bossier Parish Community College Baseball team prepares to get under way, it recently lost a pair of high draft picks to the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft.

Kyrell HudsonSelected in the 3rd Round, Kyrell Hudson (Evergreen HS, Vancouver, WA) signed last week with the defending World Series Champion Philadelphia Phillies. The speedy centerfielder was named Baseball Northwest 2009 Top Prospect. Hudson was also selected last summer to play in the AFLAC and UnderArmour National High School All-Star Games, along with playing the Area Code Games for the Washington Nationals.

Wes DarvillThe second would-be Cavalier was Wes Darvill, who was a 5th Round Selection of the Chicago Cubs. The Langley, British Columbia (Canada), starred for the Canadian National and Junior National Team this past summer. The shortstop was ranked as Canada’s 9th best prospect. He is currently playing for the organizations Arizona League affiliate in Mesa, Az.

 

August 27, 2009

2008 - 2009 Season

BPCC held a groundbreaking ceremony for its athletic ball fields adjacent to the Health and PE Complex

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Hammond Signs with ULM

Jerrett HammondOn May 12, 2009 Jarrett Hammond signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

Listed below are Jarrett’s accomplishments while playing baseball at Parkway High School and Bossier Parish Community College.

Parkway High School honors

  • 3 time All District
  • 2 time All City Honorable Mention
  • Academic All State – senior year

Bossier Parish Community College

  • 2009 graduate – Associate of Science degree
  • 2007-2009 – Chancellor’s List all four semesters of attendance

JUCO honors

  • 2008 – Region XIV All Star game participant
  • 2008-2009 – Region XIV All Conference
  • 2008-2009 – NJCAA Academic All-American

May 13, 2009

Utah baseball: Jones wins national honor

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Utah first baseman Austin Jones was named the National Player of the Week by the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper .

Jones hit four home runs against Air Force on Friday, breaking the school record and tying the Mountain West Conference record for homers in a game. His grand slam in the seventh inning gave Utah the lead for good, 9-8. He also put Utah on the board in the first inning with a solo homer and added two-run home runs in both the eighth and ninth innings.

For the week, Jones hit .381 with eight hits and seven runs scored, as the Utes (19-24, 6-12 MWC) defeated Utah Valley and swept a three-game series against Air Force.

May,4, 2009

Cavalier Baseball Splits with Navarro College

BPCC vs. NavarroShreveport, LA – The Bossier Parish Community College baseball team split a double header Sunday with Navarro College.

The Cavaliers won game one 4-3 with a come from behind victory. Navarro led the Cavalier 3-1 going into the bottom of the final inning. The Cavaliers worked their way onto the bases and had back to back RBI hits by Jarrett Hammond and Cody Moellenkamp. These three runs won the game for the Cavaliers. Johnathan Thompson pitched all seven innings for the Cavaliers and earned the win.

Game two was another low scoring game between the two teams. BPCC took an early lead in the third inning only to be tied by Navarro in the sixth. Navarro scored two more runs in the eighth and won the game 3-2. Jarrett Hammond struck out 11 but took the loss for the Cavaliers.

April 19, 2009

Texarkana gameBPCC Baseball Split Two with Texarkana College

Texarkana, TX – The Bossier Parish Community College baseball team earned a split with Texarkana College.

In game one, the pitchers held the batters in check as Texarkana won the game 2-1. Alex Garcia took the mound for the Cavaliers and pitched all six innings of the first game. Garcia held Texarkana to only 4 hits. Renny Weber drove in the only run for the Cavaliers. The defense let the Cavaliers down as the team committed four errors for the game.

The Cavalier bats came alive in the second game. BPCC took a 3-1 lead in the second and held that lead until the 5th. After tying the game, Texarkana gave up three runs each in the Cavalier 7th and 8th inning. Ryan Phelps (1-4) hit a solo homerun for the Cavaliers. Kyle Morton led the Cavalier going 4 for 5 at the plate. Matt Taylor earned the win for the Cavaliers. Five Cavalier pitchers combined to strike out 12 Texarkana batters.

April 15, 2009

BPCC Baseball Continues Winning Streak

Shreveport, LA – The BPCC Cavalier baseball team continued its winning streak by picking up a pair of wins against Angelina College on Wednesday afternoon.

Alex Garcia took the mound in the first game and opened the game up with three strike outs. The Cavalier offense helped out by scoring a run in the first via two bunt base hits. Angelina took the lead by scoring two runs in the second inning. In the fifth inning, the Cavalier offense exploded for 5 runs. Angelina would try to battle back, but the Cavaliers held their lead. BPCC won the game 6-5. Alex Garcia picked up the win and struck out 6.

The Cavaliers kept the intensity high in the second game. The offense continued to be hot as the Cavaliers scored 8 runs in the first four innings. That would be all the help that West Grant and Matt Taylor would need to pick up the win for the Cavaliers. The two pitchers combined for 11 strike outs and held Angelina to 4 runs. Jonathan Thompson and David Morgan each went 4 for 5 at the plate. Jarrett Hammond added a homerun for the Cavaliers. The final score was 11-4.

The Cavaliers improved their record to 26-12. The Cavaliers will return to action on Good Friday as they travel to Panola College. First pitch will be at 1:00 pm.

April 8, 2009

BPCC Baseball Sweeps Lon Morris College

Shreveport, LA – The Bossier Parish Community College baseball team picked up two wins against Lon Morris College Saturday afternoon. This pushes the Cavaliers’ record to 24-12.

In game one, the Cavaliers had to withstand a late inning surge to claim the victory. The Cavaliers sent Lance Nugent to the mound to start the game. Nugent would pitch the complete game for the Cavaliers striking out seven on his way to the victory. The Cavaliers built a 5 run lead going into the final inning. However, Lon Morris was able to score 4 runs before the Cavaliers were able to record the final out. The Cavaliers won the game 7-6. Jonathan Thompson went 3-3 with two doubles for the Cavaliers.

The Cavaliers carried the momentum of game one into game two. The Cavaliers took an early lead and won the game 9-2. Matt Taylor earned the win for the Cavaliers. Four Cavalier pitchers combined to strike out 10 Lon Morris batters. Ismael Govea went 2-3 with a home run for the Cavaliers. BPCC’s Jarrett Hammond, Alex Garcia, and Ryan Phelps combined for five stolen bases.

The Cavaliers will return to action Wednesday, April 8, at 1:00 pm. They will be hosting Angelina College at Fairgrounds Field.

April 4, 2009

BPCC Baseball Sweeps Northeast Texas

Shreveport, LA – After a difficult start in Region XIV play, the BPCC Cavaliers swept Northeast Texas Community College in region play Wednesday afternoon.

Game one of the double header was a classic pitchers’ duel. Behind the arm of Alex Garcia (7 IP, 1 ER, 6 SO), the Cavaliers were able to win the game 2-1. In the second inning, Jarrett Hammond (2-2) was able to step to the plate and drive in 2 runs. This proved to be the only runs that the Cavaliers needed to claim the victory.

The Cavaliers needed a late inning rally to claim the second victory of the day. Northeast Texas claimed an early 2-0 inning in the third inning and held the lead until the bottom of the ninth. Down two runs in the bottom of the ninth, the Cavaliers fought hard to tie the ball game. With two outs and runners in scoring position, the NTCC pitcher threw a wild pitch that skipped off the glove of his catcher. BPCC scored the winning run on that play.

The Cavaliers will return to action Saturday, April 4, against Lon Morris College. First pitch will be at 1:00 pm at Fairgrounds Field.

April 1, 2009

Baseball Cavaliers Drop Two to Panola

Shreveport, LA – The Cavalier baseball team dropped both games of a double header with Panola College.

The Cavaliers lost game one 11-0. Panola College opened the first inning with 2 runs and wouldn’t allow the Cavaliers the chance to get back into the game. The Cavaliers were able to scatter 7 hits but were not able to push across a run. Alex Garcia picked up the loss in the run-shortened game.

The Cavalier offense woke up in game 2. The Cavaliers were able to keep up with Panola and carry a tied score into the 7th inning. In the 7th, Panola was able to score two runs while BPCC was only able to score one. This pushed the final score to 6-5 in favor of Panola College. The Cavaliers were able to steal six bases during the game. Johnathan Thompson earned the loss for the Cavaliers.

March 29, 2009

Cavaliers Split Baseball Doubleheader with Paris

Paris, TX – The Cavaliers split a Region XIV doubleheader with Paris Community College on Sunday. This marked the first Region victory for the Cavaliers.

Game one was a classic pitchers’ duel. The Cavaliers were able to score two runs in the third inning. The Cavaliers were able to carry that lead into the final frame of the game. In the bottom of the seventh, Paris was able to score two runs to send the game into extra innings. Paris took advantage of the late inning come-back and scored the winning run in the bottom of the eighth. Drew Cavneder earned the loss for the Cavaliers.

The Cavaliers took the motivation from the loss of game one and turned it into a victory in game two. The Cavaliers jumped out to an early 4-0 lead in the first inning and did not allow Paris to even out the score. The final score was 6-4. Jarrett Hammond earned the victory for the Cavaliers.

The Cavaliers will be playing host to Northeast Texas Community College on April 1. First pitch will be at 3:00pm at Fairgrounds Field.

March 29, 2009

Cavs Rally Past Tigers

The BPCC Cavaliers followed up a difficult week of 0-6 conference play with a single game against the East Texas Baptist Tigers Monday evening. Freshman Tom Darvill gave up one unearned run in his 2 innings of work, striking out 3 in his first start of the year. Drew Cavender, Jordell Farquharson, and Wes Grant followed him with one scoreless inning each. After five innings, the Cavaliers led 3-1. Over the following 2 innings, the Cavaliers' dominance slipped away. By the 7th inning stretch, the Tigers had taken the lead, 8-4.

The star of the day emerged to close out the top of the 7th. Sophomore Jarrett Hammond, who had spent the previous 6-2/3 innings as the catcher, was unexpectedly called on to take the mound. He struck out the first batter he faced to end the Tigers' half of the 7th. Hammond was able to hustle out a bunt base hit in the bottom of the inning. It served as a major catalyst to a 3-run inning for the Cavaliers. The team followed Hammond's lead in the 8th. The defense silenced the Tigers in the top of the inning, and the offense took the lead by pushing across four runs in the bottom of the inning. The Cavaliers won 11-8.

"J-Bird" (as the team calls him) had quite a line score. At the plate, he went 3-4 with a walk, 2 steals, and 2 runs scored. In the field, he had an assist and a game-high 12 putouts. On the mound, he pitched 2 1/3 innings of no-hit ball, striking out 4 while walking 2. Demarcus Tidwell (3-5, 2 SB, 2 R) continued his hot hand at the dish, while Cody Moellenkamp (1-3, 2 BB, 3 R) and Kyle Morton (1-3, RBI) each had their first triples of the year.

The Cavaliers resume conference play Thursday at Navarro College in Corsicana, TX. Their return to Fairgrounds Field Wednesday, April 1 will mark the end of a 5-game road trip and the beginning of a 6-game home-stand.

Cavalier Baseball Finishes 4-1 on Weekend

Shreveport, LA – The Bossier Parish Community College baseball team participated in a junior college baseball round robin tournament this weekend hosted by Centenary College.  The Cavaliers had the opportunity to play against Kellogg (MI) Community College and Wabash Valley (IL) College in five games.  BPCC went 4-1 over the weekend.

In Friday play, the Cavaliers opened the day by playing Wabash Valley.  In the only loss of the weekend, the Cavaliers were just not able to set  a good pace.  After falling behind 3-1, the Cavaliers briefly took the lead in the top of the sixth inning 4-3.  Unfortunately, the Cavaliers gave up 5 runs in the bottom of the sixth and Wabash Valley led for the remainder of the game.  The final score was 12-6.  Offensively, the Cavaliers had 3 stolen bases and Ryan Phelps was able to power one out of the park.  Albert Lafitte earned the loss for the Cavaliers.

The Cavalier bats came alive in the Friday night game as the team took on Kellogg.  After falling behind 2-0 in the first inning, the Cavaliers showed why its offense can be very dangerous.  The team hit 5 doubles, 2 home runs, and stole 5 bases.  Ryan Phelps led the team with 2 doubles and Karson Byrd and Kyle Morton each homered for the Cavaliers.  David Carter earned the win.

As Saturday play began, the wind would play a part in the remaining games.  BPCC began the day looking to avenge the loss given them by Wabash Valley.  The Cavaliers wasted no time scoring 10 runs in the first inning.  The Warriors of Wabash Valley fought back and the two teams were tied at 12 going into the bottom of the eighth.  The Cavaliers were able to score a run in the bottom of the eighth and hold the Warriors scoreless in the last frame to earn a 13-12 victory.  Jarrett Hammond and Alex Garcia were able to hit a triple for the Cavaliers, and Renny Weber added a home run.  Five pitchers took the hill, but Jonathan Thompson earned the victory.

The Cavaliers would again take on the Kellogg Bruins.  The bats stayed hot for the Cavaliers easily defeating the Bruins 12-5.  The Cavaliers opened the game by scoring 5 runs and kept a comfortable lead for the remainder of the ball game.  Jarrett Hammond had 2 doubles and contributed to the Cavaliers 3 stolen bases.  Zach Johnson added a home run.  Alex Garcia earned the win for the Cavaliers.  He and two other pitchers for BPCC struck out 10 on the way to the victory.

Game five for the Cavaliers was played on Sunday afternoon.  The Cavaliers would again take on the Kellogg Bruins.  As in the prior two games, the Cavaliers were able to hold the Bruins in check earning a 7-4 victory in the 7 inning ball game.  Instead of using the long ball, the Cavaliers relied on their speed and were able to steal 11 total bases on the game.  David Morgan, Bryan Condotta, Karson Byrd, and Ismael Govea were able to steal 2 bases each.  Jarrett Hammond earned the victory.

The Cavaliers have improved their record to 18-3 on the year.  They will travel to Jacksonville, TX, on March 11 to take on Lon Morris College.  This will be the Region XIV opener for the Cavaliers.

March 8, 2009

Former Cavs Enjoying Success

Former Bossier Parish Cavaliers have been playing well.

Scott Richmond is fighting for a spot for the Toronto Blue Jays and the Canadian National Team. At this moment, Richmond is playing for Team Canada as they prepare for the World Baseball Classic. Last season, the 29 year-old was 1-3, with a 4.00 ERA in 27 innings pitched. He finished the season with 20 strikeouts.
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Other former Cavs are also soon to head out to their respective spring trainings. Chad Poe is looking to improve on his 2009 season. He spent time last year with the Gulf Coast League Phillies. Last season, Poe struck out 13 batters in 11 innings as the Phillies won the GCL title. Lance West is looking to build off his first season in professional baseball with the Bluefield Orioles, as he hit 5 homeruns and was second on the team in slugging percentage. Another former BPCC player, Martin Beno, will be back with in the Washington Nationals farm system. Last year, Beno split time between the Hagerstown Suns and the Potomac Nationals. After being promoted to Potomac, the right-handed pitcher lead the team in saves with 7. For the year, Beno had 13 saves and struck out 54 in 48.2 innings.

Cavaliers at the collegiate level are also experiencing good numbers. T.J. Forrest is currently second on the 26th ranked Arkansas Razorbacks team in both innings pitched (11) and in strikeouts (10). The former Marlin and Pirates draftee is third on the team with a 2.45 ERA. Moses Munoz, who pitches for the Southern Miss Golden Eagles has shown well. Slowed by surgery, the left-handed pitcher has 3 strikeouts this spring in the 2 innings he’s pitched. Currently, the Eagles are ranked 27th in the country.

At McNeese State University, the Cowboys are 7-1 and are led by former Cavaliers Jordan LeGros and Matt Fontenot. LeGros, the team’s closer, has 2 saves in 4 innings pitched. He also has 5 strikeouts. Fontenot is leading the team in batting average. The shortstop-turned-second baseman is hitting .520.

Former All-American, Adam Miley is off to a successful start for the Nichol State Colonels. Miley is hitting .345, leading the team in hits and placing second on the team in RBI’s with 8. During their recent series with SEC powerhouse Alabama, Miley lead the offense with a 6 hits in his 9 at bats.

Austin Jones and Kyle Myers are both in uniform at the University of Utah. Coming off last season where Jones hit .326, 16 2B, 7 HR, and 51 RBI’s, Jones is off to a good start. He is currently hitting .323, 1 HR, and has 8 RBI. In Myers lone at bat of the season, he hit a double.

Garrett Vaughan has had a good start to the 2009 season. The Northwestern State catcher is hitting .375 and hit the game winning homerun against Tulane. The former Colorado Rockies draft pick has thrown out 2 of the 3 runners that have attempted to run on Vaughan.

Blake Jones, pitching for the defending Sun Belt Champions has 3 strikeouts in limited action.

At Louisiana Tech, a pair of former players are producing. John Anderson leads the Bulldogs in wins, innings pitched, and strikeouts. Joey Ford is playing in the Tech outfield.

Former Cavalier Richie Wood is helping to put Henderson State University back on the baseball map. The former standout is hitting .357, leads the team in triples with 3 and is second on the team in slugging percentage. In the latest Division II rankings, Henderson is 26th in the country.

Also playing Division II at Arkansas Tech, Tyler Taunton is helping the Wonder Boys to a successful season.

Local NAIA national powerhouse Louisiana State University-Shreveport is being helped out by right-handed pitcher Richard Pharr. The reliever has 10 strikeouts in 11 innings pitched and a 4.09 ERA. Kyle Lawrence has also helped another Top 10 national ranking.

At Louisiana State University-Alexandria, both second baseman Stephen Laurent and right-handed pitcher Larry Stewart continue to succeed.

Continue to check here for periodic updates on former Cavalier players.

BPCC Baseball Picks up Fifth Win of Tournament

Shreveport, LA – The Cavaliers completed the 5 game sweep of the tournament held at Fairgrounds Field Sunday afternoon by defeating the Weatherford (TX) College Coyotes 6-2.

With WCC leading the Cavaliers 2-0, the Cavaliers scored six runs in the bottom of the third. The two teams’ defenses would hold strong for the remainder of the game. Alex Garcia earned the win pitching all seven innings.

The Cavaliers improve their record to 14-2 on the season. The Cavaliers will take part in the Centenary College Tournament March 6-8. Please check the BPCC Baseball website for game times.

March 1, 2009

BPCC Pitching Dominant in Win

Shreveport, LA – The Cavalier pitching staff proved to be too much for Weatherford (TX) College. The Cavaliers won the game 6-1.

The pitching staff, led by starter, Jamie Guilley, struck out 16 Weatherford batters on their way to victory. Tom Darvill and Jonathon Thompson also contributed in the pitching performance of the day. The Cavaliers were able to score their 6 runs on 9 hits.

February 28, 2009

Ninth Inning Excitement Leads to Cavalier Victory

Shreveport, LA – The Bossier Parish Community College Cavaliers needed to spark some excitement in the ninth to have a chance at a come from behind victory against the Meridian (MS) Community College Eagles. That is exactly what they got.

Trailing by 4 runs going into the bottom of the ninth inning, the Cavaliers would need some help from the MCC pitching staff to pull out the win. After a couple of hits, some base on balls, and some wild pitches, the Cavaliers had tied the game and had runners in scoring position. With two outs, the MCC relief pitcher tossed another wild pitch and the winning run scored for the Cavaliers. BPCC won the game 8-7.

February 27, 2009

BPCC Baseball Picks up Pair of Wins

Shreveport, LA – The Bossier Parish Community College baseball team won its first two games in the round robin tournament hosted at Fairgrounds Field this weekend. The Cavaliers defeated Arkansas Baptist College 14-9 and defeated Northeast Oklahoma A&M College 5-4.

Against Arkansas Baptist, the Cavalier offense showed its efficiency by scoring in every inning except the fifth and the seventh innings. Albert Lafitte led the Cavs on the mound giving up only 6 runs in 6 innings. Matt Taylor came in for the final 3 innings.

The night game against NE Oklahoma was a classic back and forth battle on the diamond. NEO scored first as they drove in 2 runs in the top of the first inning. BPCC overtook the lead by scoring 3 runs in the bottom of the first inning. NEO tied the game at 3 in the top of the second. The two teams would exchange runs throughout the game. With two outs in the bottom of the seventh, the Cavaliers were able to push across the winning run. Tom Darvill picked up the win for the Cavaliers.

February 26, 2009

Cavalier Baseball Sweep Two Against Hill Community College

Shreveport, LA - The Cavalier baseball team swept two games against Hill Community College Saturday afternoon. The Cavaliers won game one by a score of 4-3. BPCC also tallied a win in game two by a score of 8-3.

Game one saw the Cavaliers playing from behind for much of the game. Hill Community College was able to score three runs in the top of the second inning. BPCC would later tie the game in the fifth inning and score the go ahead run in the sixth. Jamie Gilley went the distance on the mound for the Cavaliers. He struck out 7 in the win.

February 21, 2009

Cavalier Baseball Picks up Rubber Match Victory Over Allen

Shreveport, LA - The Bossier Parish Community College baseball team won the third game of the series against Allen County Community College to win the series Friday afternoon. The Cavaliers were able to win by a score of 9-2.

Wes Grant earned the victory for the Cavaliers by going four innings giving up 2 hits and striking out 4 batters. Lance Nugent pitched the final five innings also giving up 2 hits and striking out 3.

The Cavaliers were able to get 13 hits. Demarcus Tidwell led the Cavalier offense going 4 for 5 and stealing 3 bases.

February 20, 2009

Baseball Cavs Split with Allen County CC

Shreveport, LA – The Bossier Parish Community College baseball team split a pair of games Thursday with Allen County (KS) Community College.

Game 1 saw the Cavs drop a 5-4 decision to the Red Devils. The Cavaliers held a lead until the fifth inning when the Red Devils pushed across two go-ahead runs. Tom Darvill earned the loss for the Cavaliers.

The Cavaliers bounced back in Game 2 winning 8-4. The Cavaliers took the lead in the second only to watch the Red Devils tie the game at 4 in the top of the sixth inning. The bottom of that inning saw the Cavaliers score 4 runs of their own and shut the door on the Red Devils. David Carter earned the win and Jonathan Thompson earned the save for the Cavaliers.

The Cavaliers and Red Devils will take the field again on Friday at Shreveport’s Fairgrounds Field.

February 23, 2009

Cavalier Baseball Picks up Two Wins in Mississippi

Decatur, MS – The BPCC Cavalier Baseball (5-1) team picked up two wins in very different fashions Saturday night.

Jamie Gilley took the hill in the first game, and pitched a complete game no-hitter against Andrews College (GA) (6-9). Gilley proved to be too much for the Fighting Tigers as he struck out 10 on his way to picking up the victory. The Cavaliers picked up 11 hits on their way to an 11-0 win.

Game two saw the Cavaliers take a lead in the second and not look back against East Central (MS) Community College. The Cavaliers picked up a 7-4 10 hits, 6 stolen bases, and held the Warriors to only 4 hits.

BPCC hosts Allen County Community College on Thursday, Feb. 19 at Fairgrounds Field.

February 14, 2009