Allstate Sugar Bowl Baseball

Monique Morial, the President of the Sugar Bowl Committee, throws the ceremonial first pitch of the Allstate Sugar Bowl Baseball Classic. Photo Courtesy of UNO Athletics.

The Allstate Sugar Bowl is a sponsor of multiple University of New Orleans’ events, including the Allstate Sugar Bowl Baseball Classic. The Privateers posted a perfect 3-0 record with wins over Chicago State, Rutgers and Butler to capture to championship of the 2019 Allstate Sugar Bowl Baseball Classic at Maestri Field.

The final game of the tournament was a pitching duel as the Privateers were deadlocked at one in the ninth-inning against Butler. Tresten Kinnard singled and head coach Blake Dean inserted Archbishop Rummel grad Evan Francioni as a pinch runner. Francioni would take second on a passed ball and then back-to-back wild pitches brought the freshman home with the game-winning run.

UNO opened the tournament with a 16-8 slugfest victory over Chicago State. Luther Woullard led the way with four hits and three RBI while Pearce Howard also drove in three runs on three hits.

In the Saturday game, the Privateers topped Rutgers 7-2 as Colin Morrill went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI. Woullard added two more hits in the victory while Chris Turpin tossed six innings of one-hit ball and John Barr wrapped things up for the save.

Allstate Sugar Bowl Baseball Classic 2019
Friday, February 22
Rutgers def. Butler, 3-2
UNO def. Chicago State, 16-8

Saturday, February 23
UNO def. Rutgers, 7-2
Butler vs. Chicago State, cancelled

Sunday, February 24
Rutgers def. Chicago State, 6-2
UNO def. Butler, 2-1

This was the second year of the Allstate Sugar Bowl Baseball Classic and the sixth year that the Allstate Sugar Bowl has sponsored UNO baseball events.

2019: UNO Sweeps Allstate Sugar Bowl Baseball Classic
: Iowa and UNO Post Top Records at Allstate Sugar Bowl Baseball Classic
2017: Allstate Sugar Bowl Sponsors UNO-LSU Baseball Showdown
2016: UNO Sweeps Valparaiso in Allstate Sugar Bowl Leadoff on the Lakefront
2015: Allstate Sugar Bowl Weekend Series Sees UNO Win Two of Three
2014: UNO Can’t Complete Rally Against No. 2 LSU in Allstate Sugar Bowl Event

Kirsch-Rooney Stadium

The Allstate Sugar Bowl is proud to offer financial support to Kirsch-Rooney Stadium on the campus of Delgado Community College. The stadium, dedicated in 1957 has become a baseball landmark for the region. The stadium hosts nearly 350 baseball games (college, high school, American Legion and AAABA) on an annual basis.

Now in its 62nd season (2018), the ballpark remains active year-round. For the past four decades, the Stadium has been home to Delgado Community College’s nationally-ranked baseball program. It also serves as the home of the majority of New Orleans’ top high school and prep baseball teams. During the summer months, Kirsch-Rooney is home to the New Orleans Boosters’ summer program and league as well as First District American Legion Baseball.

In 2003, Kirsch-Rooney Stadium’s diamond was named for long-time Delgado coach, Louis “Rags” Scheuermann, who served as supervisor of the stadium for forty years in addition to coaching the Dolphins. Since his death in 1997, the Scheuermann family has continued the family tradition of managing the facility. The family has been a constant throughout the stadium’s years, present since opening day in 1957.

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