Strong Start for Jesuit Baseball, Head Coach Kenny Goodlett

Posted February 27, 2019 / Last updated March 7, 2019

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The Jesuit High School (JHS) baseball team opened its 2019 campaign in the WGNO Baseball Classic on February 21-23. It was an undefeated weekend for the Blue Jays, who won all four games and erased from their memory last season’s playoff loss to St. Paul’s by defeating the Wolves, 2-0 (Game 4).

With these four wins and regular season victories over Newman and Lutcher, the Jays carry a 6-0 record into their host tournament, the Jesuit Invitational. Head coach Kenny Goodlett is excited about the upcoming weekend of Jesuit athletics, which couples the baseball tournament at John Ryan Stadium with the basketball playoff game Friday night in the Gayle and Tom Benson Arena. 

Goodlett begins his first full season as head coach of the Blue Jays. He has perfect attendance as assistant coach for the Jesuit Invitational, which started in 2012 with the opening of John Ryan Stadium; but of course this will be his first Jesuit Invitational tournament as head coach. 

Through the Lens…

In the season opener at Avenger Field, sophomore Tripp Haddad hit for the cycle in Jesuit’s 10-0 victory over Newman.

By the Numbers…

Date Opponent Location Event Type Outcome
Feb 18, 2019 Newman Avenger Field Away Game Win 10-0
Feb 21, 2019 Franklinton RBI Field (Wesley Barrow Stadium) WGNO Tournament Win 10-2
Feb 22, 2019 Fontainbleu RBI Field (Wesley Barrow Stadium) WGNO Tournament Win 10-4
Feb 23, 2019 Westminster Kirsch-Rooney Stadium WGNO Tournament Win 4-0
Feb 23, 2019 St. Paul’s Kirsch-Rooney Stadium WGNO Tournament Win 2-0
Feb 26, 2019 Lutcher Lutcher High School Away Game Win 12-1

Beginning his first full season as head coach, Kenny Goodlett discusses strategy with sophomore Zack Casebonne at the WGNO Classic.

In His Words…

“We are very excited about the fast start,” head coach Kenny Goodlett said following the WGNO Classic, “but we know there is a long season ahead of us and a lot of room to grow.” Goodlett added that he looks forward to playing against quality opponents in the upcoming Jesuit Invitational.

On the Horizon…

The Blue Jays play in the Jesuit Invitational Tournament at John Ryan Stadium, which starts on Thursday. The following are their tournament games:

  • Thursday, Feb. 28 vs. Belle Chasse – 6:30PM
  • Friday, March 1 vs. Hammond – 3:30PM
  • Saturday, March 2 vs. De La Salle – 10:00AM

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