NEW ORLEANS – Crescent City Sports continues its live streaming coverage of high school baseball Thursday night with a District 9-5A matchup between Jesuit and St. Augustine.
CCS’ coverage will begin just prior to the 6:30 p.m. first pitch from the MLB Youth Academy’s Wesley Barrow Stadium in New Orleans. Ken Trahan and Kenny Francingues will describe the action.
Thursday night’s game is the finale of a two-game district series between the Blue Jays (23-2, 3-2) and Purple Knights (12-10, 0-5). Jesuit won the series opener 5-0 Tuesday night at John Ryan Stadium.
Jesuit has a pair of senior college commitments in Collin Loupe (UNO) and Zach Casebonne (Dartmouth), while St. Augustine’s Kenya Huggins (Louisiana Tech) and Jardy Montgomery (Northwestern State) will remain in-state for college next year.
Huggins, regarded as one of the top pitching prospects in Louisiana, is expected to start Thursday’s game.
As of Monday, Jesuit sits atop the unofficial LHSAA Division I power ratings, about a half-point ahead of second-place Byrd, while St. Augustine is ninth.
The Crescent City Sports team is in its 10th season of producing live broadcasts for television and internet, having produced broadcasts of more than 300 live games since 2012, and is continuing its extensive commitment to prep sports coverage on its website for 2020-21. Additionally, in cooperation with Cox Sports Television, CCS will also produce additional events that will both be televised on CST and streamed on the site.
Lenny was involved in college athletics starting in the early 1980s, when he began working Tulane University sporting events while still attending Archbishop Rummel High School. He continued that relationship as a student at Loyola University, where he graduated in 1987. For the next 11 years, Vangilder worked in the sports information offices at Southwestern Louisiana (now UL-Lafayette) and Tulane;…