District Champs X2!

RA softball and baseball teams clinch District 9-1A titles


The 2021 District 9-1A district champion Lady Rebels softball team.

Rafael Villarreal Jr., Editor

It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish and Riverside Academy’s baseball and softball teams both finished atop the District 9-1A standings.

The Lady Rebels went undefeated in district play beating Ecole Classique, St. Martin’s, Country Day and West St. John by a combined score of 131-2. The team earned the No. 12 seed in the Division IV playoff bracket.

The RA baseball team, despite a sub .500 record on the season, finished the season in a three-way tie for the District 9-1A title with a 3-2 win over St. Martin’s. St. Martin’s previously defeated Country Day. The Rebels could have nabbed sole possession of the championship with a win Tuesday night over Country Day, but the Cajuns took an 11-7 victory in 11 innings.  There will be no postseason for the baseball team, which is set to close out its schedule Saturday against H.L. Bourgeois for Senior Day.

Rebels celebrate their 3-2 win over St. Martin’s, which gave them a share of the district title. (Photo by Ron Jung)