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 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.