Baton Rouge, LA – March 10, 2020 - After a successful 2019 inaugural season which saw the Rougarou break into the Texas Collegiate League, Head Coach Jeff “Rooster” Southall knew the Rougarou had a chance to be a force in the league. “Baton Rouge is a hotbed for baseball talent, we(Rougarou) have a chance to be special in the future as we continue to grow this program within the Baton Rouge community” said Southall.
When asked about the new hire, Uri Geva, owner of the Baton Rouge Rougarou, said “Bringing Rooster back to the Rougarou was an easy decision for us. He stepped up in a big way last summer for us and took the reigns of a first year club which is always a difficult task. We saw great improvement in the team as the summer progressed which made it easy to bring Rooster back for year two. Rooster is from Baton Rouge, he is a community guy, and he is the right man to lead the charge for the Rougarou in 2020”
Rooster brings quite a bit of baseball pedigree with him. He began his coaching career here in Baton Rouge at Louisiana State University coaching under legendary Head Coach Skip Bertman. After his stint at LSU, Rooster began scouting professionally for Major League Baseball. Currently Rooster is an Associate Scout with the Atlanta Braves organization.
The Baton Rouge youth baseball community knows Rooster well. Coach Southall is heavily involved in the youth scene as he hosts multiple tournaments throughout the year for Elite Baseball Tournaments. He is also a sitting board member for the East Coast Pro which is a non-profit showcase run by MLB scouts for elite youth baseball talent.
Join Rooster and the Baton Rouge Rougarou on opening night when our in-state rival, the Acadiana Cane Cutters, come to town on Saturday, May 30th at Pete Goldsby field!
The Greatest Show in Town is Coming - for tickets and information on Baton Rouge’s very own Minor League Baseball Experience for the 2020 season, go to brrougarou.com or call (225) 500-4FUN. Follow the Rougarou on social media: facebook.com/BRRougarou | Twitter: @brrougarou | Instagram: brrougarou.
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