Pair of St. Aug baseball players staying in state for college

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St. Aug baseball signees

NEW ORLEANS – Two stars of St. Augustine’s baseball program will remain in the state to play their college baseball.
Kenya Huggins signed with Louisiana Tech and Jardy Montgomery inked with Northwestern State in an on-campus ceremony Wednesday.

Huggins, a right-handed pitcher and outfielder, stands 6-foot-3 and has played all over the diamond in his career. According to Perfect Game Baseball, his fastball has touched 93 mph. Huggins had a 1-2 record with 14 strikeouts in 14.2 innings last season. At the plate, he excelled with a .432 average and .914 OPS plus a pair of home runs.

Montgomery is a switch-hitter who has played the outfield, shortstop and first base, in addition to running track for the Purple Knights. He committed to the Demons in July.

Montgomery batted .306 last season with 12 stolen bases.

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Lenny was involved in college athletics starting in the early 1980s, when he began working Tulane University sporting events while still attending Archbishop Rummel High School. He continued that relationship as a student at Loyola University, where he graduated in 1987. For the next 11 years, Vangilder worked in the sports information offices at Southwestern Louisiana (now UL-Lafayette) and Tulane;…

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