Power 25 Updated




Trey Sofio
Louisiana Scouting Director

The 2017 high school season has entered its final week of the regular season, and the playoffs are mere days away. Today, Prep Baseball Report Louisiana has updated its Power 25 rankings.

The top of the list largely remains unchanged, but there has been plenty of shakeup in the complete list. Let’s look at a few quick hits from up and down the April 4th Update of the Power 25.

+ Barbe and West Monroe remain atop the rankings at 1 and 2, respectively. The two programs are virtually a tossup for the No. 1 slot at this point, as West Monroe is sitting at an eye opening 29-2, outscoring opponents 289 to 78. However, the 3-time defending 5A State Champion Barbe is 27-5, outscoring opponents, 239 to 48. It certainly appears as though the two could face off in the playoffs in a rematch of an early February contest that saw the Bucs hand the Rebels one of their only two losses on the season.

+ This will be the first year of the LHSAA select and non-select, playoff split for baseball. Coming in at No. 3 and No. 4 in this week’s Power 25, John Curtis and Catholic(BR), will be battling it out in the Division-I playoffs this May. A big riser in this week’s Power 25 is another club from Divison-I. Holy Cross jumps to No. 12, as the Tigers are currently on a 7-game win streak.

+ Hahnville jumps to No. 10, sliding in right behind district and area rival Destrehan. The two rivals split their contests during the regular season, and Prep Baseball Report was on-hand for the second matchup. LSU recruit, 2018 RHP Landon Marceaux (Destrehan) struck out 17 in 9 innings of work, but the game was halted at 1-1 in the 10th inning due to running out of daylight. Hahnville would eventually win the game in the 13th inning, as Louisiana-Lafayette recruit, 2017 LHP Austin Perrin (Hahnville) would pitch the final 5 innings, striking out 11 to pick up the victory.

To see the complete updated Power 25, click HERE.

As well, the summer is fast approaching and space is already filling fast for PBR-Louisiana summer events. On May 20, the Underclass Trials will take place in Hammond, LA for 2019 and 2020 graduates. This event will serve as an identifier for the prestigious invite only PBR Future Games, as well as, the invite only Underclass Games at Tulane University. To register for the Underclass Trials, click HERE. In addition, on June 13, PBR-Louisiana will host the annual invite only, Top Prospect Games at Nicholls State University.

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