Council honors LSU baseball coach, Gonzales player

Staff reports
Buzzy Haydel, an East Ascension High School graduate and member of the 2009 College World Championship LSU Tigers baseball team, leads the Ascension Parish Council meeting in the Pledge of Allegiance on Paul Mainieri Day, Sept. 17.

The Ascension Parish Council issued a proclamation declaring Sept. 17 as Paul Mainieri Day in  the parish.

The coach was on hand at the meeting with East Ascension High School graduate Buzzy Haydel, a member of the 2009 College World Series Championship LSU team.

Mainieri thanked the council for the “tremendous accolade,” and asked members to promise that the next time he comes before the group, they  would not be wearing a tie.