Raines baseball highlight makes ESPN

Raines head baseball coach Aaron Austin hoists the A. Philip Randolph Cup after the Vikings defeated Ribault in the High School Heritage Classic.

It’s not every day that Jacksonville high school baseball gets the SportsCenter treatment.

So Tuesday night’s highlight was one to remember at Raines.

Raines shortstop Nick Joyner picked up a moment of fame in Tuesday night’s High School Heritage Classic, the baseball contest against Ribault that not only raises the curtain for the prep season but celebrates the legacy of the Jacksonville Red Caps, now officially recognized as the city’s first team with major league status.

Joyner produced the night’s biggest highlight, racing backward from the infield for a twisting, diving catch behind second base in the Vikings’ 16-5 victory to retain the A. Philip Randolph Cup.

The result: By the next morning, his catch made it onto the SportsCenter Top 10 for ESPN. 

Raines scored six runs in the fourth to pull away in the game, which had been rescheduled after a rain-out early in February.

Bishop Kenny's Jasmyne Roberts (24) shoots over Lake Highland Prep guard Eleecia Carter in the FHSAA girls basketball state semifinal in Lakeland on February 25, 2021.

BK’s Roberts in elite company

The record books are finally complete on Jasmyne Roberts‘ high school career, with numbers to be remembered for many years to come.

The Bishop Kenny senior and Miami signee, whose season ended in the FHSAA girls basketball semifinals against national No. 2 Orlando Lake Highland Prep, finishes among the top 10 for Northeast Florida high school girls hoops scorers at FHSAA member programs, although records are not complete for all years at all schools.