Blue Jays, Tigers Tangle in Second Round District Action on Thursday, April 10
Rattled by their first district loss on Tuesday, April 8, the Blue Jays will focus on forgetting about their 7-2 defeat by Archbishop Shaw by keeping the Holy Cross Tigers in their sights.
The Jays and Tigers kick off second round district action on Thursday evening, April 10 when they take to UNO’s Maestri Field for a 6 p.m. match-up.
Jesuit is tied for first place with Brother Martin in District 9-5A with each team sporting a 4-1 record. Jesuit is 20-4 overall but was dealt its first district loss of the season last Tuesday by the Eagles, 7-2. Holy Cross is 2-3 in district play and 13-12 overall. The first meeting between the Jays and Tigers took place at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium on April 1 and Jesuit won, 2-1.
While the Jays were having their troubles with Shaw on the West Bank on Tuesday, Holy Cross was giving Rummel fits at UNO. The Tigers cruised to a 9-3 win over the Raiders.
Senior C.J. Avrard is expected to start for the Jays and puts a 5-0 record on the line.
Junior Scott Crabtree, who was named “Athlete of the Week” for large schools in New Orleans by Nola.com and The Times-Picayune, will be carrying his hot bat to the plate against the Tigers.
“Crabtree hit .667 and had five RBIs and eight hits in four wins,” according to Nola.com and the TP. “A junior left-fielder, Crabtree went 3-for-3 and drove home the only run in a 1-0 win over Brother Martin. He was 2-for-3 with a fourth inning double and run scored in a 2-1 district victory against Holy Cross. Crabtree’s eight hits included two doubles and a triple, and he had one walk.”