The FCA baseball team has a long tradition of excellence. While the Flames have experienced tremendous success over the past decade, that is secondary to the program’s purpose—To minister the Gospel of Jesus Christ to our young men. We also desire to impact those we compete against with our actions…humble in defeat and gracious in victory. The coaching staff welcomes the many teachable moments athletics affords a team.
Obviously, to enjoy the kind of success the Flames have experienced, we have been blessed with exceptionally talented athletes. To date, 13 players have been offered the opportunity to continue their playing careers at the collegiate level: Steven Boyd, Ben Chauvin, MJ Frazier, Michael Glasper, Ryan Gorman, JJ Holmes, Richard Hopkins, Duke Keller, Kyle Keller, Spencer Lightfoot, Tyler Randall, Ricky Smith, and Chris White. Our All District and All State players are too numerous to list. However, two young men recently achieved note-worthy success. In 2011, Ricky Smith became the first FCA athlete in any sport to be named the Louisiana Sports Writers’ Player of the Year. Not to be outdone, Ben Chauvin was twice named Player of the Year in 2012 and 2013.