NEW ORLEANS, LA - Loyola University New Orleans announced the All-Decade Baseball Team for the 2000-2009 seasons. 18 former players and one active player make the 19 member list. The school will honor the former baseball standouts prior to Loyola’s double header with LSU-Shreveport on Saturday, April 17. First pitch is slated for 1 p.m. A pre-game ceremony will take place at 12:45 p.m. at Segnette Field.
The members of the All-Decade Team are as follows:
Primarily playing third base for the Wolfpack, Josh Borges was one of the most prolific hitters in Loyola history. In just two seasons, Borges is tied for second in career home runs with 18. He also has the highest career batting average, hitting at a .379 clip. In 2008, Borges set Loyola single season records with 67 RBI, 13 home runs and a .430 batting average. That same season he had 74 hits which is the third highest in a single season. In 2007, Borges hit five triples and 18 doubles which are second and fourth most in Loyola single season lists respectively.
The unquestioned leader of the 2000 team that set the Loyola record for victories in a season, Mike Ceravolo played one season for the Wolfpack. In that campaign, the shortstop hit. 398- third best on the single season list. Ceravolo also hit 19 doubles (the second most in a single season) and knocked in 48 RBI (fifth on the single season list) in that season.
Playing for the Wolfpack from 1998-2001, Tommy Daigle anchored the Loyola infield at second base. Daigle is tied for third in runs scored for a season with 50 in 2001. He is second in career runs scored with 145. Daigle was a member of the 2000 team that set the school record for wins in a season and was selected to the All-GCAC team in 2001.
The only current active member of the team, senior outfielder/relief pitcher Kevin Fontenot began his Loyola career in 2006. Fontenot ranks as the all-time leader in stolen bases with 76 and saves with 10. He set single season records in 2008 in runs scored with 59 and in stolen bases with 43.
Scott Gremillion appeared as an outfielder and relief pitcher for the Wolfpack from 1998-2001. He is the all-time leader in triples with 13 in his career. Gremillion is second in saves with 7, and third in runs with 142 and home runs with 16. He is fifth on the all-time list in RBI with 111. In 2001, Gremillion set the single season record in saves with 7. In 2000, he had the second most triples in a season with 5. Gremillion was a member of 2000 team that set the record for wins in a season.
A four year letter winner for the Wolfpack from 2003-06, David Lauricella ranks among the best in several career offensive categories. The former first baseman is third in RBI with 115, fourth in at bats with 632, and fifth all-time with 200 career hits. Lauricella was an All-GCAC selection in 2006.
Playing for the Wolfpack from 1997-2000, catcher and closer David Lindsey is tied for third on Loyola’s career RBI list with 115. In 2000, he set the fourth highest mark in RBI for a single season with 51 and threw out an impressive 24 of 54 base stealers from behind the plate. Lindsey was a member of the 2000 team that set the school record for wins in a season. He is the only player to be drafted in the “New Era” of Loyola Athletics as he was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 29th round of the 2000 amateur draft and was selected All-GCAC during his career.
Arguably the most versatile player in Wolfpack history, Brian Mason excelled offensively and defensively while playing several infield and outfield positions during his time with the Wolfpack from 2005-08. Mason is third in all-time batting average with a .349 average and hits with 220, fourth with 133 career runs, and fifth in at-bats with 590. He was a two time All-GCAC team member. In 2008, Mason had the second highest batting average for a single season at .417.
Bryan McCaulley played for the Wolfpack from 2004-06. In 2006, McCaulley was named All-GCAC while hitting nine home runs which is fourth best on the Loyola single season list. Over the course of his career, McCaulley had a .344 batting average which is fourth in program history.
A four year letter winner for Loyola, Ryan Moity roamed center field from 2001-04. He is the all-time leader in at-bats with 721, second in hits with 222 and doubles with 51. He is third with six triples and fifth with 131 career runs scored. His single season records include first in at-bats with 255, tied for fifth in hits (72), and tied for third in runs (50), all in 2002. Moity was a member of the 2000 that set the record for wins in a season and the 2002 GCAC Championship team.
Loyola Hall of Famer Doug Neill appeared in the maroon and gold from 1999-2002. During his career primarily as a first baseman, Neill finished as the all-time Wolfpack leader in runs scored (154), hits (226), doubles (54), and RBI (131). He is second in triples (8), home runs (18), and is third in at-bats (680). He has the second and third best single season marks in runs scored with 55 and 50. His 80 hits in 2002 are best all-time at Loyola. He also holds the fourth best mark with 73 base hits. Neill hit 10 home runs in 2002, third best in a single season. A two time All-GCAC honoree, the New Orleans native was a member of the 2000 team that set the school record for wins in a season and the 2002 GCAC Championship team. Neill was enshrined into the Loyola Hall of Fame in 2009.
One of the best defensive infielder’s in Loyola history, Andy Rodriguez played for Loyola from 2004-07 as a second baseman and shortstop. He is fourth on the all-time list with 217 career hits, second with 699 at-bats, and fourth in career doubles with 45. Rodriguez is tied for fifth for a single season with 72 hits. He was an All-GCAC selection in 2007.
An All-GCAC selection in 2001, Charles Robinson played just one season for the Wolfpack. In that season, Robinson hit .377 with 78 hits and 65 RBI. The former right fielder currently has the second highest career batting average in Loyola history. Robinson also is second on the single season list in hits and RBI.
Earning the most victories on the mound in a Loyola career, Scott Schenck pitched for the Wolfpack from 2000-03. His career average of 5.65 runs per game is tops in program history. He is second in three career pitching categories with 325 innings pitched, 205 strikeouts, and hits per game. In 2001, his eight wins and 106.1 innings pitched both rank second for a single season. That same year, he fanned 67 batters which is tied for fifth in Loyola history. Schenck, who also spent time in the Loyola outfield, was in the starting rotation for the 2000 team that set the record for wins in a season and the 2002 GCAC Championship team.
Leading the Wolfpack pitching staff in 2002, Brad Showalter set single season bests with 10 wins and 120.2 innings pitched on his way to being named All-GCAC. Playing from 2000-03, he ranks among the best all-time in five different pitching categories. He holds the record for innings pitched with 330, trails Schenck by only one win, and is second in ERA. He is also third in runs per game and fourth in strikeouts. As a freshman, he gave up a program best 3.64 runs per game, and in 2002 his 3.13 ERA ranks third for a single season. Showalter was in the starting rotation for the 2000 team that set the record for wins in a season and the 2002 GCAC Championship team.
From 2001-02, Chad Stouder was a power hitting shortstop for the Wolfpack. In just two seasons, Stouder hit 16 career home runs which is fourth on the all time list. He is fifth with 38 doubles. His 11 home runs in 2001 is the second most in a single season for Loyola. That same year he had 48 RBI which is tied for fifth on the single season list. In 2002, he had a program best 23 doubles. He was a member of the 2002 GCAC Championship team.
The all-time career home run leader, Brian Van Haverbeke hit 19 home runs in his three seasons with the Wolfpack. From 2000-02, Van Haverbeke served as a first baseman, catcher, and designated hitter for the Wolfpack. He is second all-time with 119 career RBI. In 2002, had the third best season in RBI with 54 and was tied for fourth in home runs with 9. He was a member of the 2000 that set the record for wins in a season and the 2002 GCAC Championship team. Van Haverbeke was selected All-GCAC in 2002.
One of the greatest base stealers in Loyola history, Greg Veltri swiped 45 bags in his career which is fourth on the all-time list. A career .300 hitter, Veltri was also an excellent defensive outfielder who had 10 outfield assists in 2004. In 2005, he had a perfect fielding percentage in 161 chances.
A versatile player who spent time at third base and on the mound, Tory Western played from 2000-03. The 2000 GCAC Freshman of the Year, Western is the all time leader in strikeouts with 239 and ERA with a 3.76 mark. He is second in runs allowed, ranks third in wins and strikeouts per game, and is fourth in innings pitched. Western holds the top two spots in strikeouts in a season and the fourth best single season ERA with a 3.17 mark in 2000. Western was in the starting rotation for the 2000 team that set the record for wins in a season and the 2002 GCAC Championship team.
Selected by a committee of current athletic staff members and former players, members were eligible if they appeared in any game for the Wolfpack from 2000-09.
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