Rolling Retif Approaches City Series Weekend
What a stretch it has been for the Retif Oilers since they returned from the San Jose Tournament. Six straight wins in less than 10 days is exactly what the young squad needed as the team transitions into postseason play.
The first playoff outing, the City Series (District Tournament), kicks off this weekend from Friday, June 29 to Sunday, July 1. By winning the City Series, Jesuit-based Retif (11-3-1) will earn a spot and potentially a first-round bye in the Legion State Championship. While the 2nd place team also earns a spot at state, the Oilers can save time and energy since only two other teams are competing for District 1. American Legion participants Brother Martin and Holy Cross (2018) have recently withdrawn, leaving Wilson Electrical (Warren Easton) and Best Chevrolet (De La Salle) as Retif’s only district competition.
Retif handled Best Chevrolet in its season opener, 15-1, and outlasted Wilson with a 16-2 victory in the midst of the recent 6-game win streak. Click here to view game times for the City Series at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium.
|Jun 27, 2018||Belle Chasse||John Ryan Stadium||Win 6-4|
|Jun 26, 2018||Brother Martin||John Ryan Stadium||Tie 4-4|
|Jun 25, 2018||Southland||Kirsch-Rooney Stadium||Loss (10 Innings) 3-0|
|Jun 23, 2018||Hammond||John Ryan Stadium||Win 10-0|
|Jun 23, 2018||Hammond||John Ryan Stadium||Win 11-1|
|Jun 21, 2018||Wilson Electrical||Kirsch-Rooney Stadium||Win 16-2|
|Jun 20, 2018||ES & H||John Ryan Stadium||Win 11-1|
|Jun 16, 2018||Lakeshore||Lakeshore High School||Win 14-0|
|Jun 14, 2018||Pedal Valves||Kirsch-Rooney Stadium||Win 4-3|
The Oilers beat Belle Chasse in their final game of the regular season on Wednesday, June 27. Down 3-1 in the bottom of the 6th, they scored five runs to capture a 6-4 victory.
Each of the five district tournaments, with 21 teams total competing, take place this weekend. Ten of the 21 will advance to the state tournament, set for July 6-11 at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium. The Mid-South Regional tournament is scheduled for August 8-12 and will also be played at Kirsch-Rooney.