Prep Baseball Report

2021 Team Preview - Barbe High School

Alex Armand
Louisiana Scouting Director

High School: Barbe High School

Classification: LHSAA Class 5A (District 3)

Head Coach: Glenn Cecchini

Team Strengths: Pitching Depth

Team Weaknesses: Catching


Top Returning Players

-2021 RHP Jack Walker (Mississippi State Signee)

-2021 SS Kyle Debarge (University of Louisiana Signee)

-2021 LHP Adam Guth (University of Louisiana Signee)

-2021 OF Ethan Medlin (East Mississippi Community College Signee)

-2021 OF Kameron Edwards (Eastern Kentucky University Signee)

-2022 INF/RHP Gavin Guidry (Louisiana State University Signee)

-2021 1B/OF Tyler Barrett


Names to Know (2021 Class)

-2021 LHP Joseph Semien (Xavier University of Louisiana Signee)

-2021 RHP Blake Wren


Names to Know (2022 Class)

-2022 C Donnell Sandifer

-2022 OF Crawford Courville

-2022 OF Blake Moss

-2022 3B/1B Grant Comeaux

-2022 RHP Keyon Guillory


Names to Know (2023 Class)

-2023 LHP/1B/OF J.C. Vanek (Louisiana State University Commit)

-2023 2B/OF Donovan LaSalle (University of Louisiana Commit)

-2023 C Holden Leblanc

-2023 RHP Landon Ledoux

-2023 OF Ashton Quiller


Names to Know (2024 Class)

-2024 RHP/INF Landon Victorian

-2024 INF Kasen Bellard

-2024 INF Owen Galt

-2024 LHP/OF Diego Corrales

-2024 1B Gabe Guidry


Team Summary

As many know, Barbe High School is recognized as one of the top high school baseball programs, not only in the state of Louisiana, but in the country.  The Bucs success could be compared to that of Tom Brady, having won 10 state championships over the last 22 seasons played (*2020-cancelled due to COVID-19).  Coach Glenn Cecchini and the 2020 Barbe team looked prime to repeat last spring, before the COVID-19 pandemic ultimately shut down the season.  The 2021 Barbe team will have to replace key departures in LHP/OF Brody Drost (LSU), SS Davis Meche (Mississippi State), 2B Bailey Juneau, and C Ben David (McNeese State).  Replacing David will likely be the Bucs most challenging task.  They'll turn to Junior Donnell Sandifer and Sophomore Holden Leblanc as his likely replacement, as both guys will see playing time behind the dish.  Senior Kyle Debarge and Junior Gavin Guidry will provide the Bucs veteran leadership in the infield and will likely hit 1 and 2 in the order, respectively, for Barbe.  Seniors Ethan Medlin and Kameron Edwards return to the outfield with Junior Crawford Courville likely being the 3rd outfielder.  Newcomers such as Donovan LaSalle, JC Vanek, and Grant Comeaux will all see action in some form or fashion and we wouldn't be surprised to see Freshmen Kasen Bellard and Owen Galt, two former Junior Future Games attendees, help the Bucs in the infield as well.  On the mound, is where this Barbe team really shines and they will be led by Senior Jack Walker, who is coming off of Tommy John surgery in 2019.  Walker has already been back to his old ways this fall, which led him to being named 1st team All-State as a sophomore, running his FB up to 92 mph.  Seniors Adam Guth, Blake Wren, Joseph Semien, and Guidry will be key pieces to the Bucs pitching staff, as well as some new faces in Freshmen Landon Victorian and Diego Corrales.  Taking a deeper dive into this staff, there are four college commits not counting Vanek (LSU commit) and Victorian, who has multiple major D1 offers.  District 3 will be a tough one this year, as teams like Sulphur and Lafayette, both have bonified #1 starters that can beat anyone.  Teams will have to have depth this season, especially on the mound, and that is something that this Barbe team has.  Our guess is that pitching will lead the way early in the season for the Bucs, as their lineup start to take shape and form.  It's safe to say that there's a high probability that the Bucs will make the final four again in May and will finally be given the chance to defend their 2019 state title.