Final Power 25 Update

Trey Sofio
Louisiana Scouting Director

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With the conclusion of the high school season this past weekend, it is time for the final update to the Prep Baseball Report Louisiana Power 25.

To see the entire final update of the Power 25, click HERE.

After a 27 and 4 regular season and an undefeated post-season, Teurlings Catholic takes home the number 1 overall ranking. With seven victories in the playoffs, Teurlings Catholic finished at an impressive 34 and 4 record. In round one, they defeated No. 32 St. Martinville by a score of 10 to 0. They then moved on to No. 16 Livonia, ending the series in two games, with scores of 14 to 2, and 9 to 0. In the quarterfinals, Teurlings swept No. 9 Grant with scores of 11 to 1, and 2 to 0. The Rebels then matched up with crosstown rival Breaux Bridge in the semi-finals, and after an exciting game that climaxed when LSU recruit, Nick Webre, sent a solo homer over the right-field wall in the bottom of 6th, allowing Teurlings Catholic to come away with a 5 to 4 victory. In another one-run battle, they defeated West Ouachita by a score of 3 to 2 to take home the class 4A state championship.

Although Teurlings Catholic took home the No. 1 overall ranking, it was an extremely tough call, especially considering our No. 2 program completed a 3-peat in Louisiana’s highest classification, class 5A. Barbe finished the regular season 28 and 6, claiming the No. 1 seed in the class 5A playoffs. After a clean sweep in the playoffs, Barbe ran their record to 35 and 6. In round one, they defeated No. 32 John Ehret, 3 to 0. They then faced off against No. 17 Rummel, and won by scores of 4 to 1, and 10-0. In quarterfinal action, the Bucs faced off against No. 24 St. Amant. They defeated LSU recruit, Blayne Enlow, 3 to 0 in game one, and wrapped up the series in game two by a score of 6 to 1. Barbe then faced off against another class 5A powerhouse, Catholic(BR), in semi-final action. In an extra-inning battle, Barbe walked off the Bears with a score of 2 to 1. The Bucs then captured their fourth state championship in the last five years by defeating Byrd 5 to 2.

The number three team in our Power 25 also claimed a state championship. St. Thomas Aquinas took home the class 2A state championship, after an astounding 25 and 2 regular season that also saw the Falcons go 8 and 1 against class 4A and 5A competition. St. Thomas Aquinas went 7 and 1 in the playoffs, bolstering their overall record to 32 and 3. In round one they defeated No. 32 Loreauville, 7 to 4. The Falcons then swept No. 17 DeQuincy, 5 to 0 and 10 to 0. They then met up with No. 8 Notre Dame in quarterfinal action. After a defeat in game one, 7 to 3, the Falcons responded by taking the final two games by scores of 5 to 3 and 8 to 1. The Falcons completed their state championship run by defeating No. 5 Opelousas Catholic 7 to 1 in semifinal action and No. 2 St. Charles Catholic 3 to 1, in the state championship.

Coming in at number 4 in the Power 25 is Catholic(BR). The only program to win a state championship in class 5A the last five years other that isn’t Barbe, the Bears finished the regular season 24 and 5. After a defeat in the semifinals, to eventual state champion Barbe, Catholic(BR), finished with a record of 29 and 7.

Rounding out the top five is class 5A runner-up, Byrd. The Jackets finished the regular season 19 and 10. Claiming the No. 11 seed heading into the playoffs, Byrd went on an impressive run, which included defeating rival and No. 3 seed Airline in the quarterfinals. At the conclusion of the playoffs, after the loss in state championship, Byrd’s finished with a 25 and 12 record.

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