The American Legion Baseball Tournament resumed play, Friday June 25, at Kirsch Rooney Field, after a 5 day hiatus, due to an influx of rain, preventing games from being played. Playing under the name Ryan Foret – Archbishop Shaw Eagles (JV) faced your St. Augustine Purple Knights (JV), playing under the name, Warren McDaniel Post 500, baseball team. Those who may not be aware of, who Warren McDaniel was, he’s the first African-American in many of the ranks of the New Orleans Fire Department, that would later become the first African-American Superintendent of the NOFD in 1993.
He passed away on February 24, 2008.
It was a welcome return to the diamond for Coaches Rey, Manuel, Sartain & Washington and their young, yet exuberant Purple Knights (JV) team, as they could finally get to playing ball. Despite it being a rough day for the young Knights, the up side and potential is visible.
Batting Order for the Purple Knights:
Pitcher – #6 Howard Bachus
Shortstop – #4 Bryce Robinson
2nd Base – #10 Jefferey Duroncelay
Left Field – #12 Genesis Prosper
Center Field – #9 Jaxon Frazier Center Field
1st Base – #23 Tyree Adam
3rd Base – #34 Malcolm Venerable
Right Field – #11 Stewart McCall
Catcher – #17 Chase Eames
SCHOOLS (R) (H) (E)
SHAW 15 10 1
ST. AUG 2 3 0
SA Pitchers (IP) (K’S) (WALKS)
Adam ½ 0 4
Bachus 2 ½ 3 2
Prosper 2 3 3