BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Livonia High School has been reinstated into the 3A baseball playoff bracket after a judge from the 19th Judicial District Court ordered that the LHSAA could not prohibit the Wildcats from participating in the baseball playoffs.
The LHSAA Executive Director Kenny Henderson was allowed to place Livonia High back into the playoff bracket in the most reasonable way.
The LHSAA initially ruled Livonia had to forfeit 18 baseball games for using an ineligible player, effectively knocking the Wildcats out of the playoffs. The Wildcats would have been an 11th seed in the Class 3A bracket, according to head coach Jason Lemoine.
Livonia High School will play Kaplan High School on Saturday at Kaplan. The winner will advance to play Evangel High in the first round of the 3A baseball playoffs in Shreveport on Monday. The winner of the first round game must play the winner of the Berwick/St. Louis game no later than Thursday, May 8.
The court order will not affect other parts of the 3A baseball brackets. The order also does not affect any other aspect of the LHSAA's eligibility ruling involving the Livonia High student.