Louisiana Knights looking for more players


The spring baseball season may have been cut short, but fall ball is right around the corner.

As summer tournaments at MGM Park wrap up, Louisiana Knights baseball is now hoping to expand its program here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast by forming teams for all age groups.

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The Knights are looking for baseball players on the Gulf Coast from ages eight to 13 to join their program.

While the Knights, which started in 2007, has had success on the Coast with its high school-aged teams, the baseball program now wants to start developing local baseball players even earlier.  Louisiana Knights Program Advisor Karr Shannon said, “The ability for us to expand down to the youth level certainly builds on, as I mentioned, the momentum that our high school program started here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Both Kirk McCarty and Jamie McManhon will help lead that program to help build that. We’ve had such a great response from throughout the Mississippi Gulf Coast community. We’re now going to build upon the Knights organization here on the Coast further.”

Louisiana Knights Gulf Coast Youth Director Kirk McCarthy said, “Coach Mac and I are really excited to just further develop what’s already here on the Gulf Coast. There’s a love for baseball. There are tons of talented young players and we’re excited for the opportunity to maybe tap into more of that and really focus on development, especially this fall as we get into our first season.”

Gulf Coast youth tryouts will be held Sunday, August 16th in Gulfport.

To register you can go to louisianaknightsbaseball.com, click become a Knight and make sure to choose Gulf Coast when indicating an affiliate.

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Grace Boyles was born and raised in Traverse City, Michigan, the “Cherry Capitol of the World”. She graduated with honors from the University of Michigan with dual majors, earning degrees in Communications and Creative Writing. During her time at Michigan, Grace broadcasted countless sporting events for the Big Ten Network, from baseball to men’s and women’s basketball to wrestling. Grace’s favorite sport to cover, however, was Michigan football from the sidelines at the Big House— even when it was 25 degrees and snowing! Grace is excited and eager to explore the Gulf Coast, meet new people, and learn more about this incredible community while telling the area’s news and sports stories.