ACHS baseball retires Todd Landry’s number-9 jersey

DERON TALLEY @DeRonTalley
Ascension Catholic head baseball coach Todd Landry stands with family after getting his jersey retired on April 16.

Have you ever seen Ascension Catholic head baseball coach Todd Landry’s resume? It’s a true collection of success. And for it, the Ascension Catholic High Administration retired his high school number-9 baseball jersey on Thursday, April 16 at the Lala Regira Field.

Landry said it was a very special honor to have the number retired.

“It was truly special for me and my family,” Landry said. “I worked very hard during my career playing ball and that was a nice culmination of it all I would like to thank the school and Mrs. Sandy [Pizzolato] and also Troy Leboeuf for helping put that together along with Coach [Doug] Moreau. It was a day my family and I will cherish forever.”

Landry’s accomplishments include: playing on the state runner up ACHS team in 1988; three-time first team All District first base district 9-A; District 9-A MVP in1990; First team All State first base in 1990; LHSCA All Star team in 1990; named ACHS best hitter in 1990; played three seasons with All Star Ford American Legion team based in Gonzales; three-time MVP of World Youth Classic in Binghamton, New York; named Most Valuable hitter of All Star Ford American Legion in 1990; played in two American Legion World Series with All Star Ford; played first year college at Southeastern Louisiana University in 1990-91; transferred to Lassen Community College in 1991-92 in Susanville, California; named Most Inspirational Player at Lassen College in 1992; co-champions of Golden Valley Conference in 1992; signed with University of Arizona; played summer of 1992 in the infamous Cape Cod summer league; named leading hitter of University of Arizona baseball team in fall of 1992; first team All Pac 10 conference first base in 1993; runner up in the Oklahoma State Regional in Stillwater, Oklahoma; drafted in the 31st round of the 1993 major league draft by Milwaukee Brewers; 1993 played in low A Helena Montana and Beloit Wisconsin in Brewers’ organization; 1994 played in high A Stockton, California with Brewers; 1995 played at double A El Paso, Texas of Brewers; named player of week in Texas league; played in Texas/Mexico all star game 1995; played winter ball in Brisbane, Australia winter of 1995; 1996 played at triple A New Orleans, Louisiana with Brewers; 1997 played double A El Paso, Texas with Brewers; 1997 drafted in the rule 5 free agent draft by the New York Mets; 1998 played in double A Binghamton, New York and triple A Norfolk, Virginia. He retired from baseball following that season

Ascension Catholic High principal Sandy Pizzolato said Landry is so deserving of the honor of getting his jersey retired.

“Not just because he was he an amazing baseball player, but also because of his strong commitment to Ascension Catholic,” Pizzolato said. “For twelve years he has volunteered his time coaching our Bulldogs. I am truly grateful for the opportunity to show him how much he is truly appreciated.”

Landry is the second Ascension Catholic baseball player to get his jersey retired.