Louisiana Knights at MGM Park: Gulfport’s Cade Crosby is local tie to Knights
Prior to the arrival of Tropical Storm Cristobal, baseball was played at Biloxi’s MGM Park on Saturday for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Introducing the Louisiana Knights.
A wooden bat organization with ties to Mississippi, lower Alabama, the Florida Panhandle, and east Texas, the Knights are made up of 24 teams in their high school organization along with some youth and high school affiliates.
One of the local players taking the diamond with the Knights this month is recent Gulfport graduate Cade Crosby.
One of many spring athletes to lose his senior season due to COVID-19, the former Admiral and Samford signee is picking up right where he left off. Crosby said, “Well, we ended our season at MGM against Brandon, and now we’re starting over our season technically with the Knights and we’re playing at MGM so it’s going to be fun to compete against a bunch of really good players and to compete with a bunch of really good players. So I was ecstatic, I was so happy. I ran to my Dad and told him to look on Twitter and everything and especially just playing at MGM, which is 20 minutes from the house. Getting a lot of people to come watch like my family and everybody so they can see me one more time before being four hours away.”
Crosby’s team will play at MGM Park on Sunday as a part of the Knight’s second weekend in Biloxi, starting tomorrow. This is his last year of eligibility with the Knights.