If you follow local high school baseball, chances are you've already made your picks for this coming week. If not, here's a preview of some noteworthy upcoming boys varsity baseball matchups in and around New Orleans, selected using data from high school sports site MaxPreps.
Jesuit vs. Archbishop Rummel
On Thursday, April 18, the Jesuit Bluejays (21-10) have a home conference game against the Archbishop Rummel Raiders (16-12). The first pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m. at 4133 Bank St. Jesuit has an 8-4 conference record, while the visiting Archbishop Rummel boys are 3-4 in conference play so far this season.
Brother Martin vs. St. Augustine
On Thursday, April 18, the Brother Martin Crusaders (25-5) will meet the St. Augustine Purple Knights (16-11) in a conference game on their own turf. The game will begin at 2 p.m. at 4401 Elysian Fields Ave. While Brother Martin enjoys a 9-3 conference record, the visiting St. Augustine boys are 5-6 in conference play this season.
Edna Karr vs. Easton
On Thursday, April 18, the Edna Karr Cougars (12-7) face the Easton Eagles (14-9) in a conference game on their own turf. The first pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. at 3332 Huntlee Drive. Edna Karr has a 4-1 conference record, and the visiting Easton boys are 3-2 in conference play so far this season.
John Ehret vs. Landry-Walker
On Thursday, April 18, the John Ehret Patriots (9-13) have a home conference game against Landry-Walker (2-13). The action kicks off at 4300 Patriot St. in Marrero. John Ehret has a 8-1 conference record, whereas the Landry-Walker boys have yet to win a conference game this season.
St. Augustine vs. Covenant Christian Academy
Jesuit vs. John Ehret
St. Augustine vs. Ascension Christian
Archbishop Rummel vs. De La Salle
On Saturday, April 20, the Archbishop Rummel Raiders (16-12) will meet the De La Salle Cavalier (20-8) in a nonconference game on their own turf. The faceoff is set for 12 p.m. at 1901 Severn in Metairie.
Northlake Christian vs. Newman
On Saturday, April 20, the Northlake Christian Wolverines (20-9) have a home nonconference game against the Newman Greenies (14-16). The tussle will take place at 1:30 p.m. at 70104 Wolverine Drive in Covington.
Riverside Academy vs. Edna Karr
The Riverside Academy Rebels (11-16-1) are scheduled to play a nonconference game against the Edna Karr Cougars (12-7) at home on Saturday, April 20. The skirmish will begin at 2 p.m. at 332 Railroad Ave. in Reserve.