Prep Baseball Report

2024 Prep Baseball Louisiana Top Prospect Games: Preview Story

Alex Armand
Louisiana Scouting Director

Lafayette, LA - On Tuesday, June 11, 2024, the Prep Baseball Louisiana staff will travel to the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, to host our annual Top Prospect Games event.  Over the last three years, this invite-only event has become our marquee event of the summer, boasting over 100 of the state's best and brightest prospects across the 2025-2027 classes.    



Last summer's Top Prospect Games was certainly a treat for our staff and the college coaches that were in attendance, as a total of 26 players announced their college commitment some time after the event.  In addition, the event also served as a major identifier for our Future Games team last summer with 10 players earning invites after last year's Top Prospect Games, and this year's event is set to likely produce more with the addition of this summer's Senior Future Games for uncommitted prospects in the 2025 class.  2025 MIF Brock Laird (Natchitoches Central HS) had a big showing at last summer's event, as he posted personal-bests in several categories, while also collecting a couple of hits during gameplay.  Laird earned an invite to the Future Games after the event, which led to his eventual commitment to Southeastern Louisiana,.  2025 LHP Ross Lindsey (Natchitoches Central HS) was another Chief who had a stellar outing on the mound at last year's event, which earned him an invite to the Future Games, which led to his eventual commitment to Alabama.



There's a handful of players headed to Lafayette on Tuesday who we've seen before and are excited to get an up-to-date look at, as well as a couple of new faces.  Let's check out a couple of those players below.


Uncommitted 2025 Prospects

+ 2025 INF Abel Thetford (Parkway HS) 

Long, lean, and wiry 6'2" 175 lbs. frame with a ton of room to add strength.  Thetford performed all spring long for the Panthers finishing with a .387 AVG, 5 HR, 10 2B, 3 3B, 34 RBI, and 38 R.  The uncommitted senior also provides some intrigue on the mound, as he went 2-0 with 2 saves and 28 K's across 26 2/3 IP this spring.

+ 2025 OF Davis Emonet (Catholic BR HS)

Emonet wasn't a starter when the Bears opened up their 2024 season, but he earned an opportunity to start a couple of weeks in to the spring and never let go of that spot.  The uncommitted senior had a jam-up junior campaign, as he finished hitting at a .370 clip and tied the team-lead with 22 SB.  

+ 2025 INF Rowen Bergeron (Opelousas Catholic HS)

A steady riser in our '25 state rankings, Bergeron bust onto the scene last fall at our State Games event and carried that momentum over into a stellar spring for the state champion Vikings.  With a 6'1" 190 lbs. frame, he certainly passes the "eye test" and has the physicality needed to make an impact as a college freshman, and his outputs are loud off the bat with exit velocities in excess of 100 mph.

Uncommitted 2026 Prospects

+ 2026 RHP Ja'Vonte Gray (Hahnville HS)

6'4" 190 long-limbed frame with a ton of projection.  Gray caught our eye this spring in a first round playoff game against Neville, and although it was only a one inning stint, he left us wanting to see more.  He's a smooth mover down the mound with a clean arm path, and a FB that reaches 88 mph, to go along with a mid-70's CB.

+ 2026 C Hudson Browning (East Ascension HS)

Physical 5'10" 190 lbs. frame with a strong lower-half.  Browning made a name for himself on our Junior Future Games team, a couple of summers ago, thanks to a short & compact stroke that produces hard gap to gap contact.  The East Ascension product has been the team's best hitter over the last two years, but we're more intrigued to the improvements and strides that he's made defensively behind the dish.

+ 2026 C/RHP Ty Lamartina (Acadiana HS)

Each summer, there are prospects who jump onto our radar out of thin air and this summer, Lamartina just might be one of those guys.  He recently attended our Lake Charles Summer ID and was stellar in every area of his game.  On the mound, he worked his FB in the 85-87 mph range with advacned feel for spin on a breaking ball up to 2800 RPM's.  At the plate, it's a simple and repeatable stroke with a line drive approach working through the middle of the field, and his defense behind the plate was really good as well.  Now, it's time to see him in live game action, against some of the best prospects in the state, and we're excited to see what he can do.



-Date: Tuesday June 11, 2024

-Location: M.L. Tigue Moore Field at the University of Louisiana

-Check-In Time (Position Players & Two-Way Players): 8:15 AM

-Check-In Time (Pitcher Only's): 1 hour before the start of your scheduled game to pitch.

-Game 1 (Team 1 vs. Team 2): 1 PM

-Game 2 (Team 3 vs. Team 4): 3:30 PM

-Game 3 (Team 5 vs. Team 6): 6 PM


Team 1

Andrew Clapinski Catholic BR 2025 C
Brayden Allen Live Oak 2025 MIF
Brayden Clement South Terrebonne 2025 MIF/RHP
Casey McCoy Dutchtown 2025 MIF
Myles Collins Opelousas Catholic 2027 C
Ja'Vonte Gray Hahnville 2026 RHP
Bryce Wilson Chalmette 2025 LHP Louisiana-Lafayette
Owen Stempel Archbishop Hannan 2025 RHP
Jake Tompkins Jr. Catholic BR 2025 RHP
Cohen Leblanc Catholic BR 2025 RHP
Hudson Browning East Ascension 2026 C
Slade Shove-Knox Sulphur 2025 RHP/OF
Koa Romero Hahnville 2027 OF/RHP
Kaleb Guarisco Hahnville 2027 1B/OF
Abel Thetford Parkway 2025 MIF
Cody Kropp Brother Martin 2025 MIF
Brecken Bordelon St. Louis Catholic 2025 MIF
Jacob McCann University Lab 2025 MIF
Lane Mixon University Lab 2026 INF
Tyler Fischer Mandeville 2025 OF
Cal Cassard Live Oak 2025 OF
Lucas Lawrence Catholic BR 2026 LHP

Team 2

Ty Lamartina Acadiana 2026 C/RHP
Davis Emonet Catholic BR 2025 OF
Carter Wilson Sulphur 2026 LHP/OF
Chase Harris Catholic BR 2025 OF
Aiden Melna St. Frederick 2025 RHP/1B
Cole Navarro Brother Martin 2025 RHP
Thomas Allen Benton 2025 RHP
Tanner Webb Benton 2025 RHP
Adam Brodnax Buckeye 2025 RHP
Jake Simmons Ruston 2025 OF
Cameron Stutes Barbe 2025 OF
Egan Prather Brother Martin 2025 C
Rowen Bergeron Opelousas Catholic 2025 MIF
Blaze Rodriguez Pope John Paul II 2025 MIF
Stan Wiltz Brother Martin 2025 MIF University of New Orleans
Cole Guidroz Central BR 2026 MIF/RHP
Edward Henriquez Catholic BR 2025 MIF
Orlando Henriquez Catholic BR 2025 C
Brit Vick Barbe 2025 INF
Jackson Beddoe Sulphur 2025 INF/RHP
Hayden Pearson Ascension Episcopal 2025 LHP Louisiana-Lafayette

Team 3

Nathan Cervantes Northwood 2027 C
Titus Williams Natchitoches Central 2025 OF
Cooper Austin Central BR 2027 C
Dylan Navarre Loreauville 2025 LHP
Braden Sanders Zachary 2026 OF
Gabe Greene Dunham 2025 OF
Brody Mayeux University Lab 2026 RHP
Aidan Ryan Covington 2025 LHP
Jackson Watts St. Thomas More 2027 RHP
Henry Beckers Parkview Baptist 2026 RHP/INF
Turner Goldsmith Catholic BR 2026 INF
Ethan Hopkins University Lab 2025 1B
Connor Micheu John Curtis Christian 2026 MIF Southeastern Louisiana
Marshal Serio Jesuit 2026 MIF  
William Nikolaus Dunham 2025 MIF  
Landon Blanchard St. Amant 2026 MIF  
Bradey Miller Covington 2026 RHP  
Lenny Cline Rummel 2025 C/RHP  
Taylor Goldsmith Catholic BR 2026 OF  
Nate Alario John Curtis Christian 2026 OF  

Team 4

Micah Landry Parkview Baptist 2025 C
Braden Mouton Central Catholic 2025 RHP
Ace Daigle Sulphur 2025 RHP
Dekohta Jones Live Oak 2027 OF
Kade LaCoste Pope John Paul II 2025 RHP/C
Harrison Kidder Catholic BR 2026 OF
Dillon Braxton Natchitoches Central 2025 OF
Cody Corales St. Paul's 2026 OF
Seth DeGeorge Parkview Baptist 2026 OF
Peyton Starr West Monroe 2027 INF/RHP
Hunter Soto Ruston 2027 INF
Kelan Guidry Parkview Baptist 2025 MIF
Jaxon Bentzler Northwood 2025 C
Haden Peshoff Sam Houston 2025 INF
John David Hidalgo Catholic-New Iberia 2025 INF/RHP
Brennan Champagne Covenant Christian 2025 LHP/1B
Jacob Tucker Southside 2025 INF
Luke McAdams Northlake Christian 2026 1B
Riley Rowell St. Thomas More 2025 RHP
Dane Bodin Lutcher 2026 UTIL/RHP

Team 5

Chase Marcotte Destrehan 2027 C
Ben Switzer Brother Martin 2025 RHP
Luke Hewitt Catholic-New Iberia 2027 LHP
Landon Guidry Pope John Paul II 2026 RHP
James Guidry Vandebilt Catholic 2025 LHP
Porter Rutledge Live Oak 2027 OF
Jake Wooten Parkview Baptist 2027 OF/LHP
Dominic Mendieta Rummel 2025 OF
Cole Snell Parkway 2026 OF
Kason Johnson Dutchtown 2026 RHP/3B
Tyler Durand Brother Martin 2026 C
Brooks Bumstead Dutchtown 2027 RHP/3B
Gregory Ruiz III Holy Cross 2027 MIF
Brody Hatchett Mandeville 2026 MIF
Eli Landry Destrehan 2027 MIF
Larry Rodrigue Destrehan 2027 1B
Ja'Derryian Washington Barbe 2026 MIF

Team 6

Mason Rogillio West Feliciana 2027 C
Caden Amie Pope John Paul II 2026 LHP
Sam Marse Mandeville 2026 RHP
Brennan Villa St. Paul's 2026 OF
Jackson Peyton Dunham 2027 OF
Clayton Fontenot Parkview Baptist 2027 OF/LHP
Drew LeJeune Notre Dame 2026 INF/RHP
Colton Gregg Barbe 2026 INF
Brody Giglio Rummel 2026 C
Case Jorden Benton 2026 INF
Konner Boudreaux St. Louis Catholic 2026 INF/RHP
Andrew Sharp Captain Shreve 2026 INF
Brennan Leblanc St. Thomas More 2027 INF/RHP
Landyn Craft St. Thomas More 2027 MIF
Alex Scheuermann St. Martin's 2026 LHP/1B
Tanner Savoy Livonia 2027 RHP


Game 1 (Team 1)

-1st: 2025 RHP Slade Shove-Knox (Sulphur HS)

-2nd: 2025 RHP Brayden Clement (South Terrebonne HS)

-3rd: 2027 RHP Koa Romero (Hahnville HS)

-4th: 2026 RHP Ja'Vonte Gray (Hahnville HS)

-5th: 2025 RHP Owen Stempel (Archbishop Hannan HS)

-6th: 2025 LHP Bryce Wilson (Chalmette HS)

-7th: 2025 RHP Jake Tompkins Jr. (Catholic BR HS)

-8th: 2025 RHP Cohen Leblanc (Catholic BR HS)

-9th: 2026 LHP Lucas Lawrence (Catholic BR HS)

Game 1 (Team 2)

-1st: 2025 RHP Aiden Melna (St. Frederick HS)

-2nd: 2025 RHP Jackson Beddoe (Sulphur HS)

-3rd: 2026 RHP Cole Guidroz (Central BR HS)

-4th: 2026 LHP Carter Wilson (Sulphur HS)

-5th: 2025 RHP Cole Navarro (Brother Martin HS)

-6th: 2025 RHP Thomas Allen (Benton HS)

-7th: 2025 RHP Tanner Webb (Benton HS)

-8th: 2025 RHP Adam Brodnax (Buckeye HS)

-9th: 2025 LHP Hayden Pearson (Ascension Episcopal HS)

Game 2 (Team 3)

-1st: 2025 RHP Lenny Cline (Rummel HS)

-2nd: 2027 RHP Cooper Austin (Central BR HS)

-3rd: 2026 RHP Henry Beckers (Parkview Baptist HS)

-4th: 2026 RHP Bradey Miller (Covington HS)

-5th: 2025 LHP Dylan Navarre (Loreauville HS)

-6th: 2026 RHP Brody Mayeux (University Lab HS)

-7th: 2025 LHP Aidan Ryan (Covington HS)

-8th: 2027 RHP Jackson Watts (St. Thomas More HS)

Game 2 (Team 4)

-1st: 2025 RHP Kade LaCoste (Pope John Paul II HS)

-2nd: 2025 RHP J.D. Hidalgo (Catholic New Iberia HS)

-3rd: 2027 RHP Peyton Starr (West Monroe HS)

-4th: 2025 LHP Brennan Champagne (Covenant Christian HS)

-5th: 2026 RHP Harrison Kidder (Catholic BR HS)

-6th: 2025 RHP Ace Daigle (Sulphur HS)

-7th: 2025 RHP Braden Mouton (Central Catholic HS)

-8th: 2026 RHP Dane Bodin (Lutcher HS)

Game 3 (Team 5)

-1st: 2026 RHP Kason Johnson (Dutchtown HS)

-2nd: 2027 RHP Brooks Bumstead (Dutchtown HS)

-3rd: 2027 LHP Jake Wooten (Parkview Baptist HS)

-4th: 2025 LHP James Guidry (Vandebilt Catholic HS)

-5th 2026 RHP Landon Guidry (Pope John Paul II HS)

-6th: 2027 LHP Luke Hewitt (Catholic New Iberia HS)

-7th: 2025 RHP Logan McNamara (Mandeville HS)

Game 3 (Team 6)

-1st: 2026 RHP Drew LeJeune (Notre Dame HS)

-2nd: 2026 RHP Konner Boudreaux (St. Louis Catholic HS)

-3rd: 2027 RHP Jackson Peyton (Dunham HS)

-4th: 2026 LHP Alex Scheurmann (St. Martin's HS)

-5th: 2026 LHP Caden Amie (Pope John Paul II HS)

-6th: 2027 RHP Tanner Savoy (Livonia HS)

-7th: 2026 RHP Samuel Marse (Mandeville HS)


Louisiana Top Prospect Games (Invite-Only) LA 06/11 University of Louisiana - Lafayette
Baton Rouge Summer ID LA 06/25 Zachary High School - Zachary, LA
New Orleans Summer ID LA 07/02 Tulane University - New Orleans, LA


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