Prep Baseball Report

2024 Georgia Power 25: #1 Lowndes Vikings

Hudson Graham
Georgia Scouting Director

The 2024 Georgia high school baseball season is quickly approaching and, as usual, excitement is abound 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 Georgia.

Teams across the state have goals and aspirations to finish their seasons in mid-May inside one of Coolray Field, AdventHealth Stadium, or JI Clements Stadium at Georgia Southern University. We hope to familiarize our readers with many of the teams across the state as we preview individual teams across Georgia. We will take you right up to first pitch this season with these team previews, eventually releasing our Preseason Power 25 rankings that’ll carry us into the opening week of action.

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 and updating the Power 25 rankings. 

Our 2024 preseason coverage continues today.

High School: Lowndes High School Vikings
Head Coach: Ryan Page
Classification: 7A
2023 Record (Finish): 28-13 (State Champions)
Team X Handle: @baseballlowndes

Team Strengths: Defense and should score runs
No. of Returning Position Players: 7
No. of Returning Pitchers: 2






The core from '23 return, giving Coach Page a strong group to go for a repeat state championship in 7A. Troy commit, Noah Thigpen appears to have had a strong offseason, and looks better than he did in '23. He will be their go to guy, pitching in all the big games in an effort to get them back to Truist.  Valdosta State commit, Ashton Bohler will follow up Thigpen giving them a consistent arm that will give the offense a chance every time out. Auburn commit, Matthew Kerrigan is a new addition for Coach Page, and could play a pivotal part in the Vikings season both on the mound and in the line up. Having a 3rd starter that can compete with anyone in the state will be big for Coach Page until they find their go to guys out of the pen. 
The line up will be led by Georgia Tech commit, Carson Page and Ole Miss commit, Tate Sirmans. Sirmans was hurt early in the year last season, but came back in mid season form, and was key piece in the championship run. Mercer commit, Cason Fletcher will lead the defense at short stop. Fletcher has been fun to watch develop over the years, played a big role as a freshman last season. UT Martin commit, Jordan Hudson will control the game in centerfield, as one of the top defensive outfielders in the state. Thomas University commit, Nate Slaughter is back with all the experience behind the plate. He is tireless worker, defensively and can manage the run game. Junior, Coleman Lewis will round out their line up as a real power threat this season. The Vikings have all the right pieces to try to defend their 7A state title in 2024.