Bill Hood Baseball: Welcome



Monday, June 22
Schedule for the week

Wed:   vs  TBA                 6:00      Smith Willis Jackson 

Thurs: vs Paveco Storm    5:30      Tulane 

Fri.:     vs  Long Island     12:30     Tulane

Sat:     vs Texas Power     10:00     Tulane

Sun:    vs  Long Island       9:00     Tulane

Will meet at Murphy's seafood in Hammond for 3:45 on Wed to go to Jackson. 

We will leave fron Tulane on Sunday after game to go to Dallas for the Regionals.  

Players need to be there 1:15 minutes before game time.

Tuesday, July 7
Alex Byo Chooses The Tulane Green Wave

Congratulations to Alex Byo and his family on his commitment to play for the Green Wave. Alex has accepted a scholarship to be a two way player. Alex joins a long list of Bill Hood players who have played for Coach Rick Jones and the Wave.

Tuesday, July 7
Bill Hood College Commitments

Ryan Downing                         SLU

Alex Marse                              SLU

Stephen Poche                        SLU

Matt Pittari                              SLU

Jordan Hymel                          SLU

Alex Edwards                          LSU

Joe Broussard                         LSU

Alex Byo                                 Tulane

Patrick Donnelly                      Southern Miss.

Andrew Reeves                       LSUE

Ben Carter                              LSUE

Joey Pajares                           Loyola

Taylor Abdullah                       ULM

Kyle Wheeler                          Southwest Miss JC

Justin Zoglio                           Southwest Miss JC

Wesley Perkins                       Milsaps

Logan Shaver                         William Carey




Sunday, June 14
Bill Hood/Marucci goes 3-1 in Nicholls State Wood Bat Tournament

Bill Hood/Marucci opened tournament play with a 3-2 win over the Louisiana Lugnuts. Wesley Perkins led the way going 2-3, 2rbi's with a walk off double. Logan Shaver and Ben Zoglio combined on a 3 hiiter with Zoglio picking up the win in relief.

In Game 2, the Southland Hogs edged Bill Hood/Marucci 2-1 in 8 innings. Patrick Donnelly, Alex Byo and Taylor Abdullah led the way offensively with 2 hits a piece. Byo started and went 6 innings giving up 2 hits and striking out 10.

In Game 3, Bill Hood/Marucci defeated Colt 45's 4-3. Patrick Donnelly(3-4) and Alex Edwards(2-2) led the way offensively. Wesley Perkins and Ryan Downing also added a hit with 2 rbi's each. On the mound Ben Carter picked up the win going 4 innings giving up a hit and striking out 8. Cameron Breedens came in and closed the door for his 1st save of the summer.

In Game 4, Bill Hood/Marucci defeated Bullet Baseball 4-1. Patrick Donnelly finished the day 3-4 with 2 doubles, with Alex Edwards, Taylor Abdullah and Ryan Downing chipping in with a hit a piece and an RBI. Andrew Reeves picked up the win going 4 innings giving up 1 hit. Stephen Poche picked up the save going 3 innings allowing 1 hit and striking out 5.

Friday, June 12
Nicholls Tournament Schedule

Friday 8:00    vs  Louisiana Lugnuts       @Nicholls

Sat.    3:30    vs  Southland Hogs          @HL Bourgeouis

Sun.   11:30   vs  Louisiana Aces           @Nicholls

Sun.    2:00    vs  Bullet Baseball           @Nicholls

Players need to be at all games 1:15 before start time.


Wednesday, June 10
Congratulations to the following Bill Hood players and their families for being selected in the 2009 Major League baseball draft:

5th Round     Ryan Schimpf         L.S.U.        2005-06   Toronto Blue Jays

9th Round     Aaron Loup            Tulane       2005-06   Toronto Blue Jays

21st Round   Chandler Laurent    Delgado      2006       Colorado Rockies

30th Round   Craig Westcott       Belhaven    2002-05   San Francisco Giants

40th Round   Jesse Simpson       Charleston   2005       St. Louis Cardinals

42cd Round   Nick Schwaner          U.N.O.      2006       San Francisco Giants  

Free Agent    Seth Henry             Tulane        2004-06   Tampa Bay Rays

Free Agent    Jonathan Garrett     Tulane       2002-2005 California Angels 


Wednesday, June 10
Bill Hood/Marucci Opens season with a win

Bill Hood /Marucci opens season with a 7-2 win over the Marucci Black at Port Allen High School. Bill Hood was led at the plate by ss Patrick Donnelly who was 2-3 with a double, 3 RBI's and 2 stolen bases and cf Alex Marse who was 2-2 with a double, 2 rbi's and 2 stolen bases. Four Bill Hood pitchers combined on a 3 hitter with 10 k's leading the way and picking up the win was LHP Stephen Poche who threw 3 no hit innings with 5 strike outs. Bill Hood/Marucci returns to action on Friday night at 8:00 at Nicholls State.

Saturday, June 6
Former Bill Hood Player Named Top College Player In Mississippi

        Belhaven senior pitcher Craig Westcott was named the winner of 2009 Cellular South Ferriss Trophy awarded each year to Mississippi’s top college baseball player as determined by Major League scouts, college coaches and a media representative. Westcott was presented with the award Monday night in ceremony at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Hall Fame.
        Westcott, a native of Chalmette, LA, finished the 2009 season with a record of 11-4 and an ERA of 3.29. Westcott struck out 124 batters, which is a new Belhaven record for most strikeouts in a season. He also has seven complete games, five shutouts, two no hitters and held opposing hitters to a .199 batting average. Westcott has surrendered only 27 walks in 90.1 innings of work this season. Offensively, Westcott led the team with a .343 batting average and 65 RBI’s. Westcott was second on the team in home runs with 11 and paced the Blazers with a .618 slugging percentage.

Saturday, June 6
Maruuci Bats become official Bat of Bill Hood Baseball

 Bill Hood Baseball would like to announce a partnership with Marucci Bats. Marucci will be the official bat for the new Bill Hood/Marucci Program. 

Monday, June 9
Congratulations to the following Bill Hood players and their families for being selected in the 2008 Major League baseball draft:

43rd Overall  Wade Miley       SLU            2004-05  Arizona D-Backs

15th Round   Jamie Bruno      Mand.         2005-08   NY Mets

16th Round   TJ  House         Picayune     2006-08    Clev. Indians

20th Round   Mike Hollander   LSU           2000-04    Texas Rangers

37th Round   Ryan Doiron      Barbe         2007        Oakland A's

46th Round   Lyndon Eusea   Hahnville     2008        Minn. Twins

46th Round   Jimmy Cesario   Houston      2004       Colorado Rockies