For the past six seasons, Brennan Mays was helped Grace Christian perform well on the baseball diamond.
Now his hard work has paid off.
Brennan Mays signed with the Centenary College of Louisiana Tuesday as his family, friends and his Warrior teammates looked on.
“I’m real excited to be able to bring pride back to Central Louisiana like so many other people have done,” Mays said.
Primarily used as a shortstop, Mays batted .282 with 15 steals in 16 attempts and 15 runs batted in. However, his defense was just as impressive — only committing two errors in 66 innings at short.
With the Warriors, Mays helped them reach the title game in the 2010 LHSAA Class C baseball tournament. This season, GCS made the Class B quarterfinals and went 23-8.
“He just grinds it out every day,” Grace coach Josh Brown said. “He played numerous positions for us. To me, he has a Division I-type arm. Being a basketball and baseball player, he’d always come in late with us, but he’s going to work hard on and off the field. Centenary’s getting a heck of a kid.”
The Gents finished the season 24-17 and won the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference regular season title. In June, left-handed pitcher Taylor Henry was drafted by the New York Mets in the 21st round after striking out 85 batters and recording nine saves.
Mays will join a pair of Central Louisianans in Pineville’s Zak Chelette and Bolton’s Grant Debevec on the team.
“I’m just looking to go in and be a part of the team,” Mays said. “I don’t necessarily have to start, but to be able to get the opportunity to put in the work and be able to play is an honor to me.”