Fortenberry to step up to the plate at LSUS


By Damarte Fisher,

The Natchitoches Central Baseball program announces that Joshua Fortenberry has signed his letter of intent to play at LSU-Shreveport starting in the 2018-19 season. He will major in pre-physical therapy. Fortenberry, a graduated senior, was a two-sport athlete for the chiefs, excelling in football and baseball.

Joshua Fortenberry signed his letter of intent Thursday, June 7 to play baseball at LSU-Shreveport. On front row from left are the Fortenberrys, dad Fount, Joshua and mom Lisa. On back row are Coaches Richard Partridge and Regan Kaufman.
Photo by Damarte Fisher

He had football scholarship offers from a list of schools including Centenary College. Fortenberry chose LSUS because of the dedication he saw while attending a regional championship game that the Pilots had last season, “They were down 8-0 and they came back to win it, so it reminded me of the Chiefs winning mentality,” Fortenberry said. Chiefs head coach Richard Partridge had nothing but great things to say about Fortenberry. “He has good work ethic. Nobody worked harder than him. He was the first guy to show up to practice and the last to leave. I know that he will make the Pilots program better than what it already is,” Partridge said.

Fortenberry plans on graduating from college and wants to open a physical therapy office in Natchitoches.