Remondet decides to head Eastward

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 30, 2004

By GEORGE MAHL – Sports Editor

RESERVE – Jordan Remondet has been a solid pitcher for the Riverside Academy Rebels over the last couple of years. He currently sports a record of 8-1 with a 1.30 ERA and has 80 strikeouts and only 14 walks. In addition, he has pitched against good competition, such as St. Charles Catholic, Lutcher (twice) and Denham Springs.

His hard work was rewarded recently when he signed a baseball scholarship with UNO. “I think it is the best case scenario for me,” said Remondet. “I think the future is bright.”

Remondet will join fellow Riverside alumnus Scott Poirrier in the line up for the Privateers. “I like everything about the facilities. One of the coaches would call me once a week just to see how I was doing,” he said.

Remondet is excited about the current Riverside team he is on.

“Considering the coaching change and some other things that have happened, I would say we have come together well. I think we are starting to clique together at the right time, when it counts the most.”

“We are in a good situation and ready to make a run at the state title,” Remondet added.

He said his family played an important role in his decision to attend UNO.

“It only 45 minutes away. It’s a situation were you can decide to go see a game at the last minute,” he said.

Remondet, who also received offers from LSU-Eunice and Delgado, said he is going to make the most out of his opportunity.

“I have earned everything I gotten. I am going to work hard and do the best that I can do,” he said.

The Rebels played Livonia in the first round of the 2A State Playoffs last Thursday afternoon.

Last Thursday, Remondet was the starting pitcher for the Rebels in a 7-6 bi-district playoff victory over Livonia at Fernandez Field. He threw six innings while allowing six runs, two of which were earned.

The Rebels will now play the winner of DeQuincy/Loranger which is scheduled for Monday.