Play Ball! Jesuit Varsity Baseball Opens Tonight at John Ryan Stadium
The 2014 varsity baseball season gets underway tonight (Feb. 27) when the Blue Jays host St. Thomas More in a game that is part of this weekend’s WGNO Classic. First pitch is at 7 p.m. at John Ryan Stadium.
The tournament is being held in several locations because the preferred site — UNO’s Privateer Park — is not yet available.
The WGNO Classic currently has Jesuit playing four games, including tonight’s against St. Thomas More. On Friday, Feb. 28, the Jays play Franklinton at 4 p.m. at Chalmette High School’s baseball field. On Saturday, March 1, the Jays play a double-header at Wesley-Barrow Stadium. The Jesuit – W. Ouachita game gets underway at 9:30 a.m., followed by the Jays playing the Bearcats from Ruston High School.
Last Saturday, Feb. 22, the varsity baseball team welcomed pre-freshmen players at a special Mass celebrated by Jesuit president Fr. Raymond Fitzgerald, S.J.