Strong Start for Jesuit Baseball, Head Coach Kenny Goodlett
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…
By the Numbers…
|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|
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