Louisiana Knights Baseball | Est. 2007 | #4L
Victus Knights to Call Hank Aaron Stadium Home for the Summer 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 22, 2020
Contact: Michael S. Sepcich, Esq.
Knights Knation Baseball – long known as the Louisiana Knights – announced earlier this month its move into the Mobile area with the hire of Bob Keller and the opening of its second indoor facility. Now today, they announced that Hank Aaron Stadium will serve as the 2021 summer home site for their Victus Knights’ High School teams, which will be comprised mostly of players from the states of Alabama, Georgia,and the Florida Panhandle.
“We are extremely excited and very fortunate to be able to call a place like ‘The Hank’ our home for this upcoming summer,” said Knights’ Alabama State Director Bob Keller. “Over the course of the current fallseason we witnessed our 13U teams and their families reap the benefits of practicing under the lights at The Hank – it was a terrific venue for them, and the perfect venue to launch our program this fall.”
With two established indoor facilities in the Mobile area, ( Heisler Heat Baseball Academy and The Kompound- Mobile ) the Knights were seeking an outdoor field space for its Victus Knights’ High School teams. Keller said, “with local help from a few select people, we nailed down The Hank as our home landing base moving forward for our teams, for future Knight tournaments to complement our teams’ participation in some other local ones, which were already slated on the books.” Keller added, “We feel that having access to a first-rate facility will be an attraction to both local and regional players. It will provide them an opportunity to stay closer to home, thereby reducing travel cost while still attracting college recruiters and scouts. I am confident this will be a benefit to both players, coaches and scoutson many levels.” Victus Knights will participate in a variety of select summer tournaments, including those hosted by Perfect Game, Future Star Series, Prep Baseball Report, and 2D.
Another added benefit to securing “The Hank” as ahome base is to allow the program to consistently live stream the games – for those who cannot attend, like college coaches who have been in an NCAA “dead period” since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. Live streaming of Knights’ games was a huge value to its players this summer and fall – without the ability to stream games, recruitment would have come to a halt during the Covid pandemic. Keller added, “we streamed games this fall which helped generate inquires; I personally fielded from coaches around the Southeast region. In fact, for one of our players, it sparked a recruitment that lead to him committing to a D1 school.”
Owner of the Knights Knation Baseball, Jack Cressend, was excited about the program’s expansion into the Mobile area this fall. Cressend added, “we launched the Victus Knights this fall in the Mobile area with one High School team. Bob Keller was able to assemble an exceptionally talented team with nine (9) college commitments on it (6 of them SEC commits) and several others who were highly ranked and picked up offers this fall. We were able to provide an affordable option for Gulf Coast players to receive top-notch instruction at first-class facilities to help with their development – our start could not have gone better and securing ‘The Hank’ for next summer will help us build on our success.”
As the Victus Knights Director, Bob Keller echoed Cressend excitement: “As a former college coach, I can tell you it will be our mission to attract topflight college programs here as a place they will want to come to recruit. We have seen the Knights grow over the last 15 years into one of the most respected baseball programs in the nation, and we hope that will be the case here in the Gulf South region. By offering 2 indoor facilities in town, along with The Hank, makes for a real nice landing spot for many local & regional players wanting to chase their college and professional dreams.”
Knights Knation Baseball program was founded in 2007 (known as the Louisiana Knights) by former major league pitcher Jack Cressend. Over the last decade, the Knights program has helped hundreds of players reach their dreams of playing at the next level. Knights players regularly compete on a national stage, helping the organization to be recognized as one of the nation’s top select baseball organization by Perfect Game, Future Star Series, PBR, and others.
The Knights’ mission is to provide its players with all the necessary resources to fully develop not only as baseball players but also as young men. Player development is the organization’s central focus to guide players to become the best version of themselves.
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