Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Time to Gloat... My Nephew's the Best.

My nephew, Tony Fortier-Bensen batted .478 this season
I have one more post from my "Dailey Series," but this past weekend belongs to high school playoffs and my middle brother's son, Tony Fortier-Bensen, who has excelled in his senior year in baseball as well as academically. Tony batted .478 this season and actually went seven for seven and then, ten for ten during the regular season while anchoring the defense at shortstop.

Saturday afternoon, after winning their first playoff game against Barbe, H.S. by one run, Jesuit beat interstate rival Catholic High 3 to 2 and went on to beat the Lafayette Lions later that evening 5 to 4 to win the state 5AAA State Championship. It really was a thrilling series with a great team effort at the new Tulane stadium on a cool, breezy night. The Blue Jays won all their playoff games by only one run.

In my opinion, Tony Jr. should be voted Best High School Baseball Player in the New Orleans area, if not the entire state. Of course, having spent quite a few afternoons working with him on his skills and then, watching him play for over ten years, I guess I'm a touch bias.

Congrats, kid!


  1. "Finally! A ballplayer in the family! Shuh!"

  2. I mentioned to mom that Dad should have been here to see Tony Jr. play. She agreed! He would have been disgusted by the way the Jays let the Lions back into the game, but he would have enjoyed TJ's play as well as the team's celebrating the win.