2022 Team Preview - Sam Houston High School


Alex Armand
Louisiana Scouting Director

High School: Sam Houston High School

Classification: LHSAA Class 5A (District 3)

Head Coach: Chad Hebert

Team Strengths: Hitting, Defense, Athleticism

 Team Weaknesses: Pitching Experience

 

Top Returning Players

-2022 C/OF Ashton Fuselier (LSU-E Signee)

-2022 UTIL/RHP Andrew Glass (Tulane University Signee)

-2022 OF/RHP Luke Yuhasz (University of Louisiana Signee)

-2023 SS/RHP Dylan Thompson (LSU Commit)

-2023 SS Sam Ardoin (University of Texas Commit)

-2023 OF/LHP Carson Devillier

-2024 SS/RHP Griffin Hebert (University of Louisiana Commit)

 

Names to Know

-2024 OF/LHP Dylan Bell

-2024 UTIL Grant Mathieu

-2025 RHP Maddox Ardoin

-2025 LHP Cole Flanagan

-2025 3B/RHP Aiden Perry

 

Head Coach Chad Hebert has built quite the program at Sam Houston High School.  The Broncos finished as a state semi-finalist in 2018, a state finalist in 2019, and a state semi-finalist in 2021.  Coach Hebert and the team are ready now, more than ever, to make that final push to the top of the mountain, and certainly have the team do so in 2022.  Sam Houston returns a plethora of talent on the offensive side of things and have experience seniors who will lead the way.  2022 C Ashton Fuselier (LSU-E Signee) will once again man the catching position for the Broncos and will likely hit leadoff, as he did last season.  2022 UTIL Andrew Glass (Tulane University Signee) will gives the Broncos depth behind the plate, as Glass can fill in nicely for Fuselier when he needs a break.  Glass will also be relied upon to pitch and play 1B.  2022 Luke Yuhasz (University of Louisiana Signee) is returning from an arm injury last spring and will play in one of the three outfield spots, as well as come in out of the bullpen in relief.  Returning Junior starters Dylan Thompson (LSU Commit) and Sam Ardoin (Texas Commit) will be key pieces of the Broncos offensive lineup, as well as their defense.  Both guys can play all three infield spots (SS, 3B, 2B), as well as 2024 Griffin Hebert (University of Louisiana Commit), who was a starter last season as a freshman.  Newcomers such as Dylan Bell and Grant Mathieu, should see significant innings for the Broncos this season.  On the mound, Sam Houston is inexperienced, however, they have more options than most people think.  Glass, Yuhasz, Thompson, Ardoin, and Hebert will all log meaningful innings this spring and because the team has position player depth, they will be able to fill in nicely when each is on the mound.  District 3-5A is one of the toughest districts year in and year out with the likes of Barbe, Sulphur, Acadiana, and Lafayette.  The Broncos have shown over the last 3-4 seasons, that they can handle the grind of this district, and come out prepared and ready for a playoff run.  There's no doubt that Sam Houston will be able to hit with anyone, as their lineup should be one of the most potent in the state.  As long as their arms can throw strikes, they have the defense to make plays behind them, which should lead to another successful season in 2022 and another appearance in the Class 5A State Tournament. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Southeast Louisiana Preseason ID LA 01/08 Mandeville High School
Southwest Louisiana Preseason ID LA 01/15 McNeese State University - Lake Charles, LA
Northern Louisiana Preseason ID LA 01/22 Sterlington Sports Complex
Central Louisiana Preseason ID LA 01/23 LSU - Alexandria

 

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