Prep Baseball Report

Power 25 Rankings Release: No.'s 16 - 20

Trey Sofio
Louisiana Scouting Director

The 2018 Louisiana high school season officially kicks off on Monday, as teams around the state are make their final preparations in the days ahead, before games begin to count for real. Baseball season in Louisiana is virtually in full swing, as the college schedule begins this weekend as well, so the time is here for the Prep Baseball Report Louisiana staff to release its high school Preseason Power 25 team rankings.

In the coming days, our scouting staff will release the complete list, but today we release No.’s 16 – 20. Subsequently, the Power 25 team rankings will be updated on a weekly basis, and available for PBR+, ProspectPLUS, and ScoutPLUS subscribers.

2017 State Champions

Class 5A: Central(BR)
Class 4A:
Class 3A:
South Beauregard
Class 2A:
Class 1A:
Class B:
Class C: Elizabeth
Division I:
John Curtis
Division II:
Teurlings Catholic
Division III:
Riverside Academy
Division IV:
Ascension Episcopal
Division V:
Grace Christian

No. 16 St. Thomas More

2017 Record: 19-10
Returning Starters: N/A
Returning Pitchers: N/A

Top Players

Drew McDaniel, RHP, 2019
Brayden Morrow, SS, 2018
Mason Pesson, LHP, 2018
Peyton Landry, 3B, 2018
Andrew Guidry, C, 2020
Josh Stevenson, OF, 2021
Stephen Moody, OF, 2018
Trey Clark, C, 2019
Hunter Bertrand, 1B, 2018
Luke Acosta, IF, 2020
Jacob LaPrairie, OF, 2020
John Moody, OF, 2020
Collin Delcambre, IF, 2020

No. 17 Holy Cross HS

Head Coach: Cass Hargis
2017 Record: 24-12
Returning Starters: 4
Returning Pitchers: 2

Top Players

Chris Collet, C/OF, 2018
Frank Timphony, IF, 2018
Alex Wiltz, IF/RHP, 2018
Ashton Goldring, OF/IF, 2018
Adrian Aguilar, IF, 2019
Bryan Broussard, SS/OF, 2020
Gavin Schulz, SS/OF, 2021
Nico Saltaformaggio, 1B/RHP, 2020
Chandler Welch, RHP/IF, 2021
Gavin Peyroux, RHP/IF, 2020

No. 18 St. Paul’s HS

Head Coach: Mick Nunez
2017 Record: 21-13
Returning Starters: 6
Returning Pitchers: 3

Top Players

Jacob Scherer, RHP/1B, 2019
Kyle McLaughlin, 2B, 2019
William Duncan, OF, 2019
Beau Neelis, SS, 2019
Grant Grosch, OF, 2018
Cameron Cluney, RHP, 2018
Connor Simon, SS/RHP, 2021
Matthew Russo, C/3B, 2021
Caleb Lupo, IF, 2018
Jacob Boudreaux, RHP, 2019

No. 19 Neville HS

Head Coach: Paul Guerriero
2017 Record: 25-16
Returning Starters: 5
Returning Pitchers: 6

Top Players

Conner Wyly,C/RHP, 2018
Cole Clary, RHP/IF, 2018
Luke Cagle, RHP/OF, 2018
Michael Haynes, RHP/UT, 2018
Mahlon Markle, C/1B, 2018
Patrick Wolleson, RHP/IF, 2018
Jordan Thomas, OF, 2019  
Griffin Steverson, RHP, 2019
Tavis Butler, RHP, 2019
M.D. Talley, RHP/CIF, 2019
Cade McCarty, RHP, 2019
Colby Ogden, C/OF, 2019
Parker Fugler, CIF/RHP, 2020
Andrew Cagle, RHP/MIF, 2020

No. 20 Parkway HS

Head Coach: David George
2017 Record: 19-15
Returning Starters: 8
Returning Pitchers: 6

Top Players

Amani Larry, SS, 2019  
Eric Brown RHP/IF, 2019
Caleb Reese, C, 2019
George Booras, RHP, 2018
Eric Williams, OF, 2018
Derious Bradford, OF, 2018
Parker Stevens, RHP, 2019
Christion Rayner, LHP, 2019
Collier Cloinger, LHP/1B, 2019
Devin West, RHP/IF, 2021

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