NORDC/RBI softball and baseball teams heading to Houston
NORDC/RBI teams competing at the 2015 Southwest Regional Tournament!
July 23-26, 2015 in Houston
Hosted by Houston Astros & Astros RBI
Three NORDC/RBI teams (2 baseball and 1 softball) are representing New Orleans at the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) Southwest Regional Tournament in Houston, July 23-26. The RBI program is a Major League Baseball youth initiative designed to provide opportunities to play baseball and softball, to encourage excellence and achievement in education, and to teach the value of teamwork and other important life lessons for young people, ages 5 to 18, from underserved and urban communities.
There are 45 young athletes (30 boys and 15 girls) competing against teams across the region for a shot at competing in the RBI World Series.
18 under softball: New Orleans 0; Texas 3
18 under Baseball: New Orleans 12; Texas 2
15 under Baseball: New Orleans 5; Texas 0
2015 NORDC Baseball Division Championships
(winners in bold)
Novice: Willie Hall vs. Milne
Freshman: Milne vs. Harrell
Sophomore: Lakeview vs. Goretti
Junior: Willie Hall vs. Norwood Thompson
Senior: Willie Hall vs. Goretti
2015 MLB Pitch, Hit & Run Competition Michael Mims of the Goretti Saints won the overall championship in the Pitch Hit & Run sectional championship held in St. Gabriel, Louisiana. He will now move forward to the Regionals in Houston. Congratulations!
NORDC/RBI 2013 World Series Semi-Finalists (front row) Claude Hayes III, Darrell Landry III, Brandon Watson, Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, Sharon Robinson (daughter of Jackie Robinson), Kerry Bruce, Cristian Poché, Erik Vinnett (second row) Coach Bernard Dyer, Coach Alvin Robinson, Corey Levy, Easton Pineia, Chase Henderson. Myles Washington, Carnell Carter, Blair Joseph, Alonzo Bowie, Tyree Thompson, Coach Roy Conway, Coach Eric Soublet (third row) Tyler Reid See more photos here
NORDC/RBI 2013 Southwest Regional Champions (front row) Claude Hayes III, Kerry Bruce, Brandon Watson, Darrell Landry III, Easton Pineia, Cristian Poché , Chase Henderson (back row) Coach Alvin Robinson, Coach Roy Conway, Tyree Thompson, Carnell Carter, Erik Vinnett, Tyler Reid, Alonzo Bowie, Blair Joseph, Corey Levy, Coach Eric Soublet, Coach Bernard Dyer, MLB representative.