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Richardson Tourney Highlights Opening Week

The 2018 high school baseball season officially starts next Tuesday when East Ascension will host Live Oak and Dutchtown travels to play Lafayette High at Fabacher Park in Lafayette. Both games will start at 6 p.m.

The first week will wrap up with all three Ascension parish 5A schools participating in the three-day 14th Annual Stephen Richardson Memorial Tournament next Thursday through Saturday.

The annual tourney is named after the former East Ascension baseball player who died in an automobile accident on May 20, 2004.

Nine teams are again entered in this year’s tourney and each team will play four games starting next Thursday. Games will be played at East Ascension’s Johnny Ambeau Park, Dutchtown High’s Griffin Park and Gator Park at St. Amant High.

Dutchtown went undefeated while the host Spartans won three of four games last year while St. Amant split their four games in the annual season opening tourney. Combined the three local schools went 9-3 in the tourney a year ago.

When: Thursday, 2/22-Saturday, 2/24

Teams: Destrehan, Dutchtown, East Ascension (host), Hammond, Hahnville, Holy Cross, Live Oak, St. Amant, U-High.

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2018 STEPHEN RICHARDSON TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

Played Thursday, 2/22

At Johnny Ambeau Park, East Ascension

Holy Cross vs. Live Oak, 4 p.m.

East Ascension vs. Hahnville, 6:30 p.m.

At Griffin Park, Dutchtown

Hammond vs. U-High, 4:00 p.m.

Dutchtown vs. Hammond, 6:30 p.m.

At Gator Park, St. Amant

St. Amant vs. Destrehan, 6:00 p.m.

Played Friday, 2/23

At Johnny Ambeau Park, East Ascension

East Ascension vs. Destrehan, 6:00 p.m.

At Griffin Park, Dutchtown

Dutchtown vs. Live Oak, 6:00 p.m.

At Gator Park, St. Amant

U-High vs. Holy Cross, 4:00 p.m.

St. Amant vs. Hahnville, 6:30 p.m.

Played Saturday, 2/24

At Johnny Ambeau Park, East Ascension

East Ascension vs. U-High, 10 a.m.

St. Amant vs. U-High, 12:30 p.m.

St. Amant vs. Holy Cross, 3 p.m.

East Ascension vs. Holy Cross, 5:30 p.m.

At Griffin Park, Dutchtown

Dutchtown vs. Destrehan, 10:00 a.m.

Destrehan vs. Live Oak, 12:30 p.m.

Hammond vs. Live Oak, 3 p.m.

Hammond vs. Hahnville, 5:30 p.m.

Dutchtown vs. Hahnville, 8:00 p.m.

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