Jesuit – Shaw Baseball on Saturday Will Air Live on CST
Blue Jays and Eagles Play at 2 PM at John Ryan Stadium
Coming off two consecutive 10-zip wins in five innings, the Blue Jays host the Shaw Eagles on Saturday, April 2, at John Ryan Stadium in a regionally live televised District 9-5A game on CST (Cox Cable 37/ 1037). The broadcast starts at 2 p.m. and the first pitch is scheduled for 2:07 p.m.
Admission for this district game is free to students from Jesuit and Shaw with IDs. Season tickets will be honored. Admission is $5 for adults and students (from other schools); $3 for children ages 6-11.
The Jays are 16-6 overall and 2-2 in district play. Coach Joey Latino’s squad played error-free ball in shutting out two teams this week: St. Augustine on Tuesday, March 29, and the Central Catholic Eagles (Morgan City), the top-ranked team in Class 1A, on Wednesday, March 30. Each of those games ended after five innings with the Jays accumulating 10 runs on eight hits. The runs were spread out against the Purple Knights. But against the Eagles, the Jays didn’t start connecting with the ball until the bottom of the fourth inning, which produced four runs. The Jays added six more runs in the bottom of the fifth for a walk-off win. Of the 10 runs, the Jays earned eight. The Eagles’ four errors didn’t help their cause.
Designated hitter Nick Ray had two hits, a single and a double, and right fielder Connor Maginnis swatted two singles. Left fielder Austin North and third baseman Hayden Fuentes each singled, while first baseman Jake Licciardi doubled. Second baseman Brandon Briuglio also smashed a two-out walk-off double in the fifth to plate the Jays’ final two runs of the game.
The Jays used two right-handers to get the job done from the mound. Collin Kulivan started and pitched two hitless innings. He had three walks and two strikeouts. Richard Oubre relieved Kulivan for the final three innings, allowing one hit (a double). Oubre, who walked two Eagles and struck out two, got the win to improve his record to 4-2.
“I was very pleased with our effort, particularly coming on back-to-back days,” said Coach Latino after whipping Central Catholic. “I thought Richard Oubre did a great job in relief and we got timely hits throughout the lineup. We still have a lot of work to do and we have some very important district games ahead. We have to stay true to the process.”