LSUS Baseball Graduates Five
December 18, 2011SHREVEPORT, La. - Five former members of the LSU Shreveport Pilots baseball team, Quinton Shamsabady, Curtis Beaudoin, Shawn Moy, Turner Brasher and Zac Ray, earned their degrees from LSUS. Shamsabady earned his master's degree.
A total of seven LSUS athletes were recognized at the fall commencement services at the CenturyLink Center in Bossier City on Sunday afternoon.
Shamsabady, of Benton, Louisiana, received his Master of Business Administration. He is the only graduate who spent all four season in a Pilot uniform. Shamsabady played from 2006 until 2009. His name appears numerous times in the LSUS baseball single season and career record books.
The single season record book lists his name on two different occasions. He is 2nd in the hit-by-pitch category with 29 for the 2009 season, second only to the NAIA record holder Brandon Bravata who was beaned 38 times in the same season.
Shamsabady is in the top 6 on the Pilots career record book on five different categories. He is 2nd in doubles with 49, 3rd in hit-by-pitches (50), 5th in runs scored (182) and total bases (305), and 6th in games played taking the field 196 times for the Pilots.
Moy, of Des Plaines, Illinois, earned his Bachelors of Criminal Justice. He played two seasons for the Pilots (2010 and 2011) as an infielder. The 2010 season was spent mostly at shortstop and then moved to third base for his senior season and enjoyed a trip to the Avista-NAIA World Seires in Lewiston, Idaho.
In two seasons Moy had a career batting average of .340 with 20 homers, 110 runs batted in, 27 doubles, four triples, and stole 33 bases. In the Pilots record-setting World Series clinching 32-7 win over Auburn University-Montgomery in the Opening Round this past season Moy hit two homeruns and drove in six runs to lead the Pilot back to Lewiston for the second time in school history.
Beaudoin, of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, earned his Bachelors of Science degree after playing two seasons (2010 and 2011) for LSUS patrolling the outfield and made some outstanding catches and was equally as impressive with his efforts at the plate. In two seasons he compiled a career batting average of .319 belting 10 homeruns and drove in 99 runs. Beaudoin also legged out 25 doubles, five triples, and swiped 16 bags.
Brasher, of Ruston, Louisiana, received his Bachelors of General Studies. He spent the 2009 and 2010 seasons with the Pilots with electrifying stuff on the mound. He had a fastball that if you blinked you missed it and a breaking ball that would buckle hitters' knees. He threw 83 innings with 85 strikeouts while posting a career record of 5-6 with a 7.16 earned run average. Brasher had four strikeouts in a relief in the Pilots 10-7 over Louisiana Tech back in 2010.
Ray, of Jacksonville, Arkansas, played just one season for the Pilots (2008). He had a career record of 3-1 with a 4.35 ERA and one save. He tossed 31 innings and fanned 19 with his best performance coming against the Tougaloo Bulldogs with 8 strikeouts on April, 7, 2008.
"I'm very proud of these five young men. An LSUS education can open up so many doors for one's future. I look forward to watching this group lead our next generation," said LSUS Baseball Head Coach Rocke Musgraves.