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Multiple Teams · Baseball Games Streamed Live


Come out and support your Catholic League Champions in their final two regular-season games this week.

If you just can’t get there, the game at Jesuit Tuesday at 7 p.m. will be streamed live on SportsNOLA.com and the game vs. Brother Martin at 7 p.m. Thursday will be streamed right here on johncurtispatriots,com.  Additionally, the delayed telecast of the Jesuit game will be on Wednesday at 5 p.m. on WHNO-20.

AND DON’T FORGET THE LADY PATRIOTS SOFTBALL TEAM WILL BE IN THEIR FIRST-EVER CLASS 5A PLAYOFF GAME AT HOME AGAINST FONTAINEBLEU TUESDAY AT 4 PM.


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Patriots News · All Teams Schedule: Week of April 18 – April 24


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for John Curtis Christian High School, April 18 – April 24

MONDAY

April 18, 2016

4:00 PM Boys Junior Varsity Baseball
@ Jesuit High School
SCHEDULE

TUESDAY

April 19, 2016

7:00 PM Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Jesuit High School
SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY

April 20, 2016

6:30 PM Boys Junior Varsity Baseball
vs. Brother Martin High School
SCHEDULE

THURSDAY

April 21, 2016

7:00 PM Boys Varsity Baseball
vs. Brother Martin High School
SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

April 22, 2016

TBA Boys Varsity Track
District (New Orleans, LA)
SCHEDULE
TBA Girls Varsity Track
District (New Orleans, LA)
SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

April 23, 2016

No events happening

SUNDAY

April 24, 2016

No events happening

Notes

Nothing more to add at this time. Make it the best week ever!


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Multiple Teams · Advocate Story on Curtis Baseball


The New Orlean Advocate story on Curtis baseball 4-16-16:

 

John Curtis rallies to clinch Catholic League title

Trailing early to district rival Shaw, the John Curtis baseball team showed the resolve it has called upon all season, and now the Patriots are Catholic League champions.

Curtis scored five runs in the final two innings to rally for a 6-3 District 9-5A victory at Mike Miley Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

“We came out a little sluggish,” Curtis coach Jeff Curtis said. “They got some balls in play, and they jumped out to a 3-0 lead. We didn’t panic, and we fought back. Our motto all year has been continue to play better the next game. Obviously, we’re really happy with being able to win the league at this point, but we’re still focused on Sulphur (site of the Class 5A state tournament May 14-16) and being in the best position possible to win there.”

Down 3-1 in the fifth, Curtis’ Trent Cormier blooped a double to shallow center and Mason Matherne walked with two outs to put runners at the corners. Jordin Labruzza then lined a two-run single to left field to tie the game.

“With two strikes, I was just trying to be athletic and drive in runs,” said Labruzza, who went 1-for-3 with RBIs. “I got a pitch I could handle, and I just barreled it up to left field. That hit really fired us up. To lock up district, it’s a big accomplish for the season.”

The Patriots (20-6, 9-1) secured the district crown in the sixth. Kody Schexnayder opened the inning with a walk, and Sean Bretz followed with a single fisted over the shortstop to put two on with no outs. Cormier got down a sacrifice bunt that the first baseman threw into right field allowing two runs to score, and Curtis added another run on Matherne’s bunt to set the final score.

“It was an outside pitch, so I just put it down the first base line,” Cormier said. “I did the best thing I could do for the team. It felt good to help put up the runs that we needed. It feels good to win district, but our main goal is to win state. This is just a stepping stone to that.”

Curtis reliever Austin Haensel got the win, striking out three in two perfect innings of relief of LSU commitment Daniel Cabrera, who allowed three runs on three hits and one walk. He struck out eight in five innings.

“I thought Daniel was going to go the whole game,” Haensel said. “I told him when I was going in that I was going to close it out like I did against Rummel. He knows that I’m going to shut it down for him. It’s good to lock up district, but we have two games left that are really important for power rankings.”

The Eagles (8-18, 3-7) jumped to an early 3-0 lead by taking advantage of a double, two errors, a walk and hit by pitch in the first inning. Cody Sposito got the scoring started with a bases-loaded walk followed by Keith Meier’s hit by pitch to make it 2-0. A fielder’s choice by Zach Autin drove in the inning’s final run.

Meier took the loss, allowing six runs on seven hits and two walks. He struck out four.

Shaw coach Kirk Bullinger said his left-hander kept the Eagles in the game.

“I think Keith pitched a great ball game today,” Bullinger said. “As far as I’m concerned, he should have had a no-hitter going into the sixth. He threw the ball excellent, and then our defense let him down a little bit. He just started getting tired because he was getting taxed in the sixth inning, but that’s kind of been the story of our season. We can’t hold on to leads because we don’t catch the ball.”

The Patriots, unofficially No. 15 in the LHSAA power rankings, will close the regular season next week at Jesuit on Tuesday and against Brother Martin at Miley on Thursday. Both opponents are in the top 10 in the power rankings.


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Multiple Teams · Curtis Wins Catholic League Baseball in First Year!!!


CURTIS WRAPS UP FIRST CATHOLIC LEAGUE BASEBALL TITLE WITH 6-3 WIN OVER SHAW

Anyone who doubted how the Curtis baseball team would fare in their first season in the always-tough Catholic League received their final answer Saturday, with an exclamation point.

The 6-3 victory over Shaw put the ribbon around the district (Catholic League) championship in Coach Jeff Curtis’s first year at the helm–with two games remaining!  It was the Patriots’ sixth straight district win, extending their record to 9-1 (20-6 overall).  No other Catholic League team has fewer than four district losses entering the final week of the season.

Curtis has two remaining regular-season games: at Jesuit Tuesday night and at home vs. Brother Martin (the only district team that has beaten Curtis to date).on Thursday night.  The games haven’t lost their significance, with Curtis seeking to build its power points going into the Class 5A playoffs.

In the win over Shaw, the Patriots trailed, 3-1, in the fifth inning on a blustery, gray, foreboding day..They came off the deck and rallied to tie the score with two outs in the bottom of the fifth, then put it away with a three-run sixth.

 

 

 

 


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Girls Junior Varsity Softball, Girls Varsity Softball · Softball Team Opens Playoffs at Home Tuesday


The Curtis softball team will begin its first venture into the Class 5A playoffs with a home game against Fontainebleu Tuesday at .4:30 p.m.

The Lady Patriots are seeded #9 in the tournament; Fontainbleu is #24.  The winner will play the winner of #8 Central vs. #25 Chalmette.

Curtis won the last four State Championships in Class 3A.

Here’s a link to the bracket:

http://lhsaa.org/sports/brackets-results/softball/softball-5a


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Multiple Teams · Jones, Morgan Receive Basketbal Honors


Dynah Jones and Kai Morgan both received postseason basketball honors and the good news is that both will be back next season.

Jones, a sophomore, was named to the second team on both the Girls’ All-State and All-Metro teams.  Morgan, a junior, was named third team All-Metro and honorable mention All-State on the boys teams.

 

 

 

 


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Multiple Teams · Patriots beat Holy Cross; Play Shaw Saturday


John Curtis won its 10th game in the last 11 outings with a 7-0 victory at Holy Cross Friday in a game postponed from the previous day because of rain.

The Patriots will be right back in action in less than 24 hours. They will play on Saturday at 2 p.m. against Catholic League foe Archbishop Shaw at Mike Miley Park.

The Holy Cross game was much closer than the score sounds.  A win in the Shaw game would be the clincher for the district title for the Patriots (now 19-6, 8-1).

In the win at Holy Cross (making the Tigers 12-15, 5-4), Curtis broke up a thrilling 1-0 game with a two-out, six-run eruption in the top of the seventh inning.  The first big hit came from the bat of Mason Matherne, who stroked a two-run single, to provide a little breathing room, extending the lead to 3-0.

Daniel Cabrera put the finishing touch on it with a towering grand slam home run over the left field wall.

Sean Bretz turned in a sterling performance on the mound for Curtis.  He kept the Tigers at bay for 5.2 innings with the Patriots clinging to a 1-0 lead.  Bretz struck out five while allowing just two hits and two walks.  Reliever Ian Landreneau pitched the final 1.1 innings, allowing just one hit.


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Patriots News · All Teams Schedule: Week of April 11 – April 17


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for John Curtis Christian High School, April 11 – April 17

MONDAY

April 11, 2016

4:00 PM Boys Junior Varsity Baseball
@ Holy Cross High School
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Girls Varsity Softball
vs. Cabrini High School
SCHEDULE

TUESDAY

April 12, 2016

No events happening

WEDNESDAY

April 13, 2016

4:00 PM Boys Junior Varsity Baseball
vs. Archbishop Shaw High School
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Girls Varsity Softball
@ Riverside Academy
SCHEDULE

THURSDAY

April 14, 2016

4:30 PM Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Holy Cross High School
SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

April 15, 2016

No events happening

SATURDAY

April 16, 2016

2:00 PM Boys Varsity Baseball
vs. Archbishop Shaw High School
SCHEDULE

SUNDAY

April 17, 2016

No events happening

Notes

Nothing more to add at this time. Make it the best week ever!


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Multiple Teams · Patriots Beat Rummel 6-2


From SportsNOLA.com

John Curtis puts together complete game in win over Rummel

  • April 9, 2016 – 4:30 PM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS – Offense, defense and pitching: When you combine all three in one game, you are guaranteed to win.

John Curtis put together a complete effort to handle Rummel 6-2 at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium in a game heard live on WGSO, 990 AM Saturday afternoon.

Sophomore Ian Landreneau pitched six solid innings, the Patriots banged out eight hits and made two brilliant defensive plays and turned two double plays to complete a two-game district sweep of the Raiders to remain in first place in 9-5A.

“We absolutely played a complete game,” said John Curtis head coach Jeff Curtis. “We played on a fast surface. We’ve been playing a lot on the turf. It played fast. Early in the game, it affected us a little bit but we finally settled in and were able to make some huge defensive plays later in the game, got the key hits and got superb pitching out of Ian and Austin Haensel out of the bullpen.”

Sophomore third baseman Jay Curtis had two hits, two RBI, scored a run and made a huge defensive play for the Patriots to lead the way despite jamming his knee at first base on a groundout in the third inning.

“It felt really good,” Curtis said. “Ian was throwing a lot of strikes, working fast and they were putting the ball in play. We were ready for it. I love hitting with guys on base. On the triple, he threw me a curve ball on the first pitch and I was kind of expecting it. He hung one on the next pitch and I was able to square it up. There was no way I was going to come out of this game. I just reacted on the defensive play and did what I was supposed to do.”

The Patriots (18-6, 7-1) jumped on top immediately against Rummel pitcher Zach Cook. Mason Matherne opened the top of the first with a single to right. After Jordin Labruzza grounded into a fielder’s choice, Daniel Cabrera walked. Jay Curtis then tripled to center, scoring both runners to make it 2-0.

Curtis doubled its lead in the second inning. Sean Bretz singled and Nick Wilson walked. Kyle Burns singled home Bretz to make it 3-0, finishing Cook. Darren Willis relieved Cook and Mason Matherne made it 4-0 on a groundout to shortstop.

Rummel (14-9, 4-4) responded with two runs in the bottom of the second. Kevin Meehan singled to right and advanced to second on a passed ball. Daryl Deist singled to left, scoring Meehan to make it 1-0 and Meehan advanced to third on a throwing error. He scored on a groundout by Trent Tully to cut the deficit to 4-2.

The Patriots got the two runs back in the top of the fifth off of Willis. Curtis and Kody Schexnayder singled and Bretz delivered a run with a sacrifice fly to make it 5-2 and Nick Wilson singled home Schexnayder to make it 6-2.

“That response in the fifth inning was the biggest for us,” Curtis said. “They had a little bit of momentum. Once we were able to expand the lead back to four, we felt good about our pitching holding the lead. We had guys ready to go.”

The Raiders threatened in the bottom of the sixth as Chase Fourcade was hit by a itch and Lyall Ball doubled to the wall in left. Willis then grounded to third and Curtis made a great diving stop and threw Willis out from the ground. Meehan then lined toward Bretz, who used all 6-foot-five of his frame to leap and rob Meehan of an extra base hit and two sure runs. Landreneau got out of the jam by getting Diest to fly out to right.

“It was an unbelievable defensive play by Jay to dive and make the catch and throw from his knees,” Curtis said. “He made a heck of a play to his glove side and credit Sean Bretz for using every bit of his 6-foot-five frame to stretch for the catch he made. That saved two runs and maybe more.”

The Raiders threatened again in the bottom of the seventh as Landreneau walked Lane Leblanc and Zach Cook and he departed in favor of sophomore Austin Haensel, who beat Rummel in relief in the first meeting of the season. On a 3-2 pitch, Haensel got Kyle Costanza looking for the first out before inducing Luke Lacoste to ground into a 4-6-3 double play to end it.

Landreneau (4-1) used just 74 pitches in six innings, walking three and striking out three, allowing just one earned run on six hits.

“It’s really important to get ahead of hitters and I was able to do so most of the aternoon,” Landreneau said. “I had six or seven one-pitch outs and kept my pitch count low. It was really big to get some runs early. I was able to use all of my pitches to get some easy outs. It helped that Sean is 6-foot-five. Jay made the huge play and Austin came in and shut it down.”

Rummel head coach Nick Monica was impressed with the Patriots, who have won four straight Catholic League games.

“They looked like a championship team today,” Monica said. “We had a couple of chances late to get them with guys in scoring position but they just made very extraordinary plays. Give them all of the credit. Zach just didn’t have it today. We had a rested bullpen. Darren did a nice job to keep us in it. We had three good at-bats in the six innings but they just made the plays. That’s part of baseball.”

Curtis defeated Rummel 3-2 on March 26. The Patriots return to action Thursday in district play at Holy Cross at 4:30 p.m. while Rummel is back in action Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Maestri Field at First NBC Ballpark against Brother Martin in a game that you can listen to on WGSO, 990 AM and at WGSO.com.

Final
JC 220 020 0 — 6 8 1, 7 LOB
AR 020 000 0 — 2 6 0, 6 LOB
WP–Ian Landreneau (4-1)
LP–Zach Cook (4-3)
Time of Game: 1:45

 


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Multiple Teams · Patriots Beat Holy Cross; Move Into 1st Place


From the New Orleans Advocate:

“It was frustrating for our guys to wait that long to get back out there, because I know they are really competitive,” Patriots coach Jeff Curtis said. “But you can see the week off kind of had a few of our guys a little rusty early, but we made enough plays in the end to pull it out.”

It took five innings for either team to score a run, but Curtis struck first after Kody Schexnayder came up with the bases loaded in the bottom of the fifth and belted a two-run double off the left field wall to give the Patriots a 2-0 lead.

Holy Cross (11-12, 4-2) attempted a rally with a Wes Robinson RBI single in the top of the seventh to cut the Curtis lead down to one run, but Ian Landreneau struck out Holy Cross’ Kyle Schexnayder to strand two Tigers’ runners and seal the win.

The Patriots are in sole possession of first place in District 9-5A, and with its next two games against a St. Augustine team that has still hasn’t won a game in district, Curtis has a chance to open up a sizable lead in the district standings.

“Every game in this league is important, but a win tomorrow (against St. Aug) would be huge,” Curtis said. “If we get another good pitching performance and execute the way we did tonight, we should be able to put ourselves in a good position.”

Coming off a strong sophomore season, Curtis decided to bring pitcher Daniel Cabrera, an LSU commitment, along slowly this season in preparation for a playoff run, but the Patriots decided to ramp up the junior’s workload recently.

Cabrera pitched five shutout innings, allowing three hits and two walks to go along with six strikeouts, and he said that he was happy with his performance Tuesday.

“I think I did really well tonight and the defense played really well behind me,” said Cabrera, who also had two of Curtis’ four hits.

“We just always had April in our mind the whole season, so now I wanted to start getting myself ready to play in those big games.”

After winning its first four games in Catholic League play, Holy Cross dropped its second game in as many days after giving up a seven-run, seventh inning in a loss to Rummel on Monday.

Holy Cross coach Cass Hargis said his team has to learn to take advantage of scoring opportunities in close games loss.

“We had a runner reach in each of the first five innings, but we just couldn’t get any runs,” he said. “We just have to learn from these two losses and make those plays when we need it.”

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