Baseball teams still thinking post season

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 21, 2004

By GEORGE MAHL – Sports Editor

The regular season for prep baseball here in the River Parishes is rapidly coming to an end. It looks as if there will be a minimum of five teams that will be making a run toward the state championship.

In St. John Parish, there will be certainly two teams seeing post season play.

The Riverside Academy Rebels have won another district championship. Their first under head coach Steve Stropolo. RA is undefeated in district play and features one of the top pitchers in the River Parishes, Jordan Remondet. The Rebels have also gotten good hitting, especially from lead-off hitter Lee Haydel.

Riverside has only two games left. They play tomorrow (4p.m.) at rival West St. John and return home to play Lutcher Saturday (12:30p.m.). The Lutcher game is contingent on the Bulldogs not being involved in a playoff tie-breaker.

Speaking of Lutcher, the Bulldogs will play the second St. John Parish school that will see post season play, St. Charles Catholic. The Bulldogs and the Comets meet tomorrow at Lutcher (4p.m.)

The Comets lost a 2-1 non-district game this past Saturday to John Curtis. Jesse Martin took the loss for the Comets. As of press time, the Comets were one game behind E.D. White in district 10-3A. The Cardinals defeated the Comets on April 1.

Before the Comets played Curtis, they swept a doubleheader from Hilton (NY) on April 13.

After tomorrow game with Lutcher, the Comets will play Northshore (home, April 24) and travel to Morgan City (April 26).

Another team in St. John Parish, East St. John, is on the boarder of whether or not they will make the 5A playoffs. The Wildcats had been playing very well. They had won four games in a row, South Lafourche, Central Lafourche, Terrebonne and Thibodaux.

The Wildcats have been swinging the ball well. Ryan Perrilloux, Greg Sentimore and Collis Linson have each homered in the last few games.

St. Charles Catholic will host a bi-district game next week.

The Wildcats are currently in third place in 6-5A, behind Destrehan and Hahnville.

(See Playoffs page 7)