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Alabama HS Team Preview: Faith Academy Rams

Austin Sharp
Alabama Scouting Director

The 2024 high school baseball season is quickly approaching and as usual, excitement abounds throughout the state. Players and coaches have been working in preparation for the upcoming season and, as is the case each year, there are some very talented players and teams across Alabama.

Teams across the state have goals and aspirations to finish their seasons in the Jacksonville/Oxford/Montgomery area at the AISA or AHSAA state championships, but there is plenty of work to be done before that becomes reality. We hope to familiarize our readers with many of the teams across the state as we preview individual teams across Alabama. We will take you right up to first pitch this season with these team previews and by continuing our scheduled podcasts and releasing our preseason top-10 rankings in each AHSAA classification.

Please keep checking back throughout the season as we will be your one-stop shop for everything related to high school baseball across the state.

Each week we will be releasing our Players of the Week, updating the top-10 ranks in each AHSAA classification, as well updating our Power 25 overall rankings. One thing, especially, you don’t want to miss are our scheduled podcasts with guests from across the state, as well as the recaps and previews of the big games we’re covering.

*Please note the information has been gathered from head coaches across the state, based on their replies to the questionnaire we distributed over this offseason.

High School: Faith Academy Rams
Head Coach: Matt Seymour
Classification: AHSAA Class 6A
Area Number: Class 6A, Area 1
2023 Record (Finish): 18-15 (Eliminated in 1st Round)
No. of Returning Positional Starters: 5
No. of Returning Pitchers: 4
Team Strengths: Pitching, Defense



RHP Eli Driskell (3/18/23)


Class of 2024

OF Holden Redding (9/25/22)

Class of 2025


RHP/UTL Brody Lambert (1/7/24)


The Faith Academy Rams look to once again be a program on the rise in Class 6A, as they return a strong contingent of players who have multiple years of varsity experience. After regressing a bit after their state title in 2021, it looks like the Rams are back on their way to becoming one of the top programs in Class 6A once again.

The Rams enjoyed a solid season in 2023 posting a winning record and reaching the Class 6A playoffs. The Rams traveled on the road in the 1st round to Hueytown, where they competed in a tight three-games series, but were ultimately defeated to close their season with an 18-15 record. Returning a good amount of production from that team last year, the Rams look ready to sieze the opportunity this season. RHP Eli Driskell (Auburn, 2024) returns as one of the top arms in the Mobile area and will look to lead the pitching staff, while RHP/INF Riley Hall (2025) is another important returning piece for the Rams this spring. SS Slade Sullivan (2024), C Gavin Prewitt (2024), 1B/OF Carson Ratliff (2024), and INF/RHP Trey McDonald (2024) are expected to lead the offense this spring as they all should play vital role for the Rams this season. Other seniors like OF Holden Redding (2024), OF Brayden Slay (2024), OF/LHP Brodie Barrentine (2024) are looking to breakout this season, while LHP/1B Noah Reid (2025) is a junior was great on the mound after being called up to varsity during the season last year. The Rams bolster an impressive group of underclassmen who are very talented and are looking to find a role this spring at the varsity level. RHP/UTL Brody Lambert (2026) started last year as an eighth-grader, while INF Carlos Ortiz (2026), RHP/1B Wyatt Pippen (2026) OF/RHP Riley Wilemon (2026), INF Bryce Turner (2026), RHP/1B Brodie Wilson (2027), C Eli Quinley (2027), and OF/RHP Grayson Finch are hoping to make their mark this spring for the Rams.

The Rams appear to be taking shape as one of the more competitive clubs in Class 6A this spring, especially in the southern part of the state of Alabama. They'll compete in Area 1 against Theodore, Blount, Murphy, and Saraland for a berth in the playoffs at the end of the regular season. Expect Faith Academy to take another step forward within their program and be back in the playoffs in Class 6A in 2024.

Find more information on the 2024 Faith academy program below:

+ Follow them on X: @Faith_Baseball_
+ Visit the Prep Baseball Alabama, 2024 HS Team Previews


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