The awards keep rolling in for John Curtis baseball standout Daniel Cabrera.
Cabrera, who just completed his sophomore season for the Patriots, was named Sophomore of the Year on the CBS MaxPreps Sophomore All-American Team.
Last week, Cabrera was named to the CBS MaxPreps All-American Baseball Team for Medium Sized schools.
Cabrera, an LSU commit, was The New Orleans Advocate’s Player of the Year after helping the Patriots win the Class 3A state championship.
Cabrera batted a team-best .566 with 10 doubles, three triples and six home runs while driving in 31. On the mound, the left-hander went 6-1 with a 1.79 ERA, striking out 60 in 39 innings and walking 12. Opponents batted .184 against him.
The schedule for the American Legion State Tournament was revised Thursday morning after the Crowley Millers dropped out because of not having enough players.
The tournament begins Saturday and ends July 22 at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium.
The seven-team field, with their school affiliations, are Gauthier and Amedee (Gonzales); Townsend Homes (St. Charles); River Ridge Patriots (John Curtis); Delhomme Drillers (Acadiana); Refuel (Shaw); Peake BMW (Brother Martin); and Retif Oil (Jesuit).
Mandeville in tourney
Mandeville will compete in the National Select 7-on-7 football tournament that begins Friday and concludes Saturday in Hoover, Alabama.
The Skippers are the only Louisiana team in the tournament and are looking to become the second straight team in the state to win the title.
Newman gets rare double
It was a special night for Newman on Wednesday night at ESPN’s annual ESPY Awards.
Two former Greenies won ESPYs, making Newman the only high school in the country with two alums to win ESPY Awards.
Peyton Manning started it off for Newman. The Broncos quarterback won the ESPY for Record Breaking Performance his NFL record 509 career touchdown passes.
Odell Beckham Jr. won for Best Play with his spectacular one-handed catch against the Dallas Cowboys.
The guy who threw that pass to Beckham, of course, is also a Newman grad: Eli Manning.