Playoff Ready

RA baseball closes out regular season, heads to Ville Platte


Lindsay Hymel Cambre

The Rebels gathered in prayer with Houma Christian on April 15

Noah Trepagnier, Sports Editor

The Riverside Academy baseball team brought its regular season to a close Monday, April 17 with a tough 3-1 loss to The Willow School, but are now ready for the Division IV select playoffs. The Rebels took a 10-game winning streak into the last game, winning 12 of their last 14.

On March 28, the Rebels blew out Ecole Classique 16-0 thanks a pitching performance by Dane Delaneuville.  Luke Hymel, Ayden Bullock and Ryan Poche had multiple hits in that game.

On April 3 the Rebels beat South Plaquemines 10-4 with Brody Vicknair getting the win on the mound. Ryan Poche and Dane Delaneuville each managed two hits.

On April 4 the team beat Varnado 27-0. Brock Bourgeois got the win for the Rebels, pitching a 1-hit shutout over four innings.

On April 6 they beat St. Martin’s Episcopal 5-0 thanks to the pitching effort by Luke Hymel. Cameron Matt went 2-for-2 to lead the Rebels.

On April 12 Riverside beat Houma Christian 3-2 on the road. Luke Hymel took the win for the Rebels striking out 14. He also had three hits. Brody Vicknair hit a solo home run.

On April 14 the Rebels beat Houma Christian 14-1 to celebrate Senior Day. Seniors Luke Hymel, Thomas Mazzella, and Dane Delaneuville were honored after the game. A second game against H.L. Bourgeois was rained out.

The Rebels closed out the regular season Monday with a 3-1 loss against The Willow School. Cameron Matt had two hits. Vicknair had one RBI.

Riverside finished the regular season 19-8-1 with the No. 11 seed in the Division IV select bracket. After a first round bye, the team will play at No. 6 Sacred Heart of Ville Platte (18-8) in the regionals Wednesday, April 26 at 4 p.m.

Coach Marty Luquet’s career record is now 494-289.