The Rebel baseball program is rich in winning tradition at both the district and state level. Riverside Academy offers competitive baseball teams for students in grades five through twelve.
Tryouts for Middle School, Junior Varsity and Varsity Teams take place in December of each school year.
For many years the program was led by legendary coach, Thomas Fernandez. Coach Fernandez led the program in the transition from the LISA league into LHSAA. He coached the Rebels to their first LHSAA state championship in 1995. Following his retirement the school dedicated the field to him and appropriately named it “Fernandez Field”.
The Rebels have captured 3 LHSAA STATE TITLES (1995, 2006 and 2017) as well as numerous DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIPS and STATE TOURNAMENT appearances. The 2017 team made school history with the most wins in a single season ending on a 30-11 record. Riverside also won many LISA League Championships prior to joining the LHSAA IN 1987. Several Rebel Alums have gone onto play both collegiate and professional baseball.
Riverside is committed to providing quality middle school sports. We do this to provide our middle school students with quality athletic programs and to provide our varsity programs with a solid foundation. Baseball is no different. Our middle school baseball program is very blessed to have two outstanding coaches running this program. Our Head Coach is Guy Rutledge. Coach Guy is a former LSU pitcher and has coached at various levels for over 20 years. He is a strong believer in fundamentals. His primary goal is to ensure that each player leaves his program a better fundamental player than he was going in.
Coach Guy is assisted by Coach Henri Faucheux. Coach Henri also pitched at LSU and is a RA graduate. Coach Henri has played for Coach Bobby Sprowl at Shelton State, Coach Robichaux at ULL and Coach Maneri at LSU. He also had the opportunity to work with Coach Dunn (the pitching coach at LSU). As a result, Coach Henri brings a wealth of knowledge to our middle school program.
Our middle school team plays a challenging schedule against many of the bigger schools in the area. While the focus at this level is on fundamentals, we also want to challenge our kids by playing touch competition.
|1||DYLAN HELTZ||7TH GRADE|
|2||AUSTIN ST. PIERRE||7TH GRADE|
|4||THOMAS MAZZELLA||6TH GRADE|
|6||SKYLAR EDWARDS||7TH GRADE|
|7||KADE EDMONDS||7TH GRADE|
|8||BRYCE MURDEN||6TH GRADE|
|9||WAYNE HYMEL||5TH GRADE|
|10||MASON SILVESTRI||7TH GRADE|
|12||LUKE HYMEL||6TH GRADE|
|14||ANDREW JUNG||7TH GRADE|
|15||BRAIDEN LANDRY||7TH GRADE|
|16||CARSON CAMPBELL||5TH GRADE|
|17||BRYCE DRAGON||7TH GRADE|
|18||JADEN MCCALL||7TH GRADE|
|21||HAYDEN WAHDEN||7TH GRADE|
|23||JACKSON KELLY||5TH GRADE|