Baseball coaches throughout the city are busy reshuffling their schedules and trying to find dates for make-up games because of the recent rain in the area.
Catholic League schools will be using Saturday and Sunday to make up recently postponed games.
Here is the schedule for Saturday and Sunday.
Holy Cross vs. Shaw, 2 p.m., at John Ryan Stadium
Rummel vs. Brother Martin, 7:30 p.m., at RBI Stadium
Brother Martin vs. Shaw, 1 p.m., RBI Stadium
Jesuit vs. Rummel, 1 p.m., John Ryan Stadium
Holy Cross vs. St. Augustine, 4 p.m., RBI Stadium
Two of the Catholic games scheduled for Friday (Brother Martin vs. St. Augustine and Shaw vs. Rummel) will be played next week at a date and time to be determined.
Friday’s Holy Cross vs. Jesuit will be played at its originally scheduled time.
Brown named All-American
Salmen senior center Kalani Brown was named a first-team All-American by USA Today on Tuesday.
The 6-foot-5 Brown, a Baylor signee, averaged 23.0 points, 11.8 rebounds and 3.4 as a senior for the Spartans, leading the team to the state championship game for a fourth consecutive season.
Brown helped her team win the Class 4A state title as a sophomore and junior and capped her career with a monster game in the title game loss to Warren Easton when she scored 30 points and grabbed 23 rebounds.
She leaves as Salmen’s all-time leader in points (2,392), rebounds (1,471) and blocked shots (605).
Brown will compete in the Jordan Brand Classic, an all-star game with some of the nation’s top players, on Friday in New York.
Ursin named player of the month
Destrehan sophomore guard Cara Ursin was selected as the Greater New Orleans Amateur Athlete of the Month for March. The monthly award-winners are chosen in voting by the Greater New Orleans Sports Award Selection Committee, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl.
Ursin, who was named Louisiana’s Gatorade Player of the Year, led her team to the Class 5A semifinals.
She averaged 26.3 points, 11.5 rebounds, 6.9 steals, 4.6 assists and 3.4 blocks per game for the season.
The Destrehan star edged three other exceptional athletes for the March honor. Jordan Andrews led the Riverside Academy boys’ basketball team to the LHSAA Class 2A state title, averaging 15.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists over four March playoff games; LSU’s Elise Bradley, a Mandeville High School graduate, won her first collegiate tournament and climbed to No. 24 in the nation’s collegiate golf rankings; and John Curtis’ Devyn Keith posted the top 3,200-meter time (9 minutes, 12.04 seconds) for a Louisiana runner this year.
Veal’s decision coming
Helen Cox point guard Marlain Veal, one of the state’s top players, will announce his college decision Wednesday at his school.
The 5-foot-9 Veal was named the Class 5A Player of the year by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association after averaging 15.3 points, four assists, four rebounds and two steals per game for the Cougars. He helped lead Cox to the quarterfinals for the first time since former Cougars standout Greg Monroe helped the team get there in 2008.