Things are heating up in local high school baseball. Here's a peek at some notable boys varsity baseball matchups on the calendar from in and around New Orleans, selected using data from high school sports site MaxPreps.
Thomas Jefferson vs. KIPP Renaissance
On Wednesday, April 17, the Thomas Jefferson varsity boys (8-12) have a home conference game against the KIPP Renaissance Bobcats (6-6). The first pitch is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. at 17 Gretna Blvd. in Gretna. Thomas Jefferson has yet to win a conference game this season, and KIPP Renaissance is undefeated in conference play so far this season.
Edna Karr vs. Easton
On Thursday, April 18, the Edna Karr Cougars (12-7) face the Easton Eagles (14-9) in a home conference game. The first pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. at 3332 Huntlee Drive. Edna Karr has a 4-0 conference record, and the visiting Easton boys are 2-2 in conference play this season.
John Ehret vs. Landry-Walker
On Thursday, April 18, the John Ehret Patriots (8-13) face Landry-Walker (2-12) in a home conference game. The clash will take place at 4300 Patriot St. in Marrero. John Ehret has a 7-1 conference record, whereas Landry-Walker has yet to win a conference game this season.
St. Augustine vs. Covenant Christian Academy
The St. Augustine Purple Knights (16-11) are slated to play a nonconference game against the Covenant Christian Academy Lions (19-7) at home on Friday, April 19. The action kicks off at 2600 A P Tureaud Ave., starting at 2 p.m.
St. Augustine vs. Ascension Christian
Jesuit vs. John Ehret
Archbishop Rummel vs. De La Salle
On Saturday, April 20, the Archbishop Rummel varsity Raiders (16-12) have a home nonconference game against the De La Salle Cavalier (20-8). The game will take place at 12 p.m. at 1901 Severn in Metairie.
Northlake Christian vs. Newman
On Saturday, April 20, the Northlake Christian varsity Wolverines (20-9) have a home nonconference game against the Newman Greenies (14-16). The first pitch is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at 70104 Wolverine Drive in Covington.
Riverside Academy vs. Edna Karr
On Saturday, April 20, the Riverside Academy Rebels (11-16-1) will meet the Edna Karr Cougars (12-7) in a nonconference game on their own turf. The tussle will begin at 2 p.m. at 332 Railroad Ave. in Reserve.