Prep Baseball Report

Arkansas High School Spring Spotlight: Catholic

By: Prep Baseball Arkansas Staff

The Arkansas high school baseball season kicks off on Feb. 26, opening day for regular season action under AAA regulations. Leading up to opening day, we’ll be publishing our team previews ahead of the 2024 spring season, touching on programs spanning all state classifications, counting down through the official Prep Baseball Arkansas Preseason Power 25 Rankings.

Perennially, we’ve submitted a preseason questionnaire to high school head coaches across the entire state. Their responses have been flooding in and we’re using the detailed insight they’ve provided in our team-by-team preseason analysis.

Our 2024 preseason coverage continues today.

High School: Catholic
Head Coach: Bryan Jones (3)
Classification: 6A
2023 Record: 16-10 (8-6) #4 Seed in 6A Central



No. of Returning Starters:


Top Returning Players:

Brooks Ward, CF, SR, 6'1, 175, L/R...Air Force commit, All-State, .478 avg, 6 HR, 10 2B

Caleb Short, RHP, JR, 6'4, 165...All-Conference, 5-2 w/ 6 CG, 1.16 ERA

Asher Hamilton, RHP, SR, 6'4, 165...7 starts, 6 quality starts, 60 Ks in 39 IP, South Ark Commit

Noel Lewis, LF, JR, 6', 175, R/R...All-Conference, .429 avg

Top Newcomers:

Bowman Stein, CF, SO, 6', 175, L/R...High ceiling OF with next level bat speed. Exit velos this fall reached 104 mph. Adds great speed on the bases as well.

Ty Gibbons, C, FR, 5'10, 160, R/R...Great young backstop that adds needed depth to the catching position. Could see varsity time due to his ability to catch very early in his career.

Coach’s Insight:

“Returners at C ,CF, LF, and on the mound makes 2024 feel better than 2023. No returning middle infielders could be an issue, but provides great competition during off and pre-season. ” – Bryan Jones, head coach

Find more information on the 2024 Catholic program below:

+ Follow them on X: @Rockets_BSB.
+ Visit Prep Baseball Arkansas’ 2024 AAA Season Preview page to learn more.

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