Jacob Bennett is surrounded by baseball and basketball coaches who have supported him from T-ball to college: Frank Avilla, Steve Robertson, Leo Bennett, Rick Wagner, John Ashmore, John Deal, Ed Lively, Gabe Williams, Billy Dyer, Ron Moore and Scott Foreman (sitting).

Bennett signs scholarship deal to play for Centenary College

Jacob Bennett signed a letter of intent to attend Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana on a baseball scholarship Monday, July 26 at Frank Ernaga Field at Susanville’s Memorial Park.

Bennett has been playing for LCC since his graduation from Lassen High School in 2018. His former coach Steve Robertson helped set up a connection at Centenary, and he was offered a scholarship to play baseball and finish his education.

On July 28 Bennett traveled to France to attend a mini term abroad in Paris for 10 days — then he will start classes full time in late August, pursuing a degree in business management and playing baseball as a Gent. Centenary is a private, liberal arts college.

Jacob Bennett and Lassen Community College coach Frank Avilla enjoy a happy moment at Frank Ernaga Field Monday, July 26 as he signs a letter of intent to attend Centenary College in Louisiana on a baseball scholarship.