Baseball season begins this week for Jackson Parish schools

A couple of first year coaches and the “Dean of the Diamond” in Jackson Parish will lead their respective teams in season openers this week. The first pitch of the year will take place on Monday, February 21st, at the Jackson Parish Recreation Department Sports Complex, where Joe Lockhart, entering his 14th season at Quitman High and 18th overall, will lead the Wolverines against Class 2A D’Arbonne Woods. Game time is set for 4:30pm.
On Tuesday, February 22nd, Justin Durbin will take the third base box for his first varsity coaching experience when JHHS visits Simsboro. Also, Joey Kemp starts his tenure at Weston in a home contest against Plain Dealing. First pitch for both games is set for 5:00pm.
Durbin and Kemp inherit teams that had very different results last year with JHHS suffering through a 4-15 season and Weston finishing 12-6 and advancing to the Class B quarterfinals. Quitman also reached the quarter’s in Class B before bowing out with a 12-7 overall record.

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