High School Team Preview: No. 3 Teurlings Catholic




Trey Sofio
Louisiana Scouting Director

Leading up to the start of the high school season, we will be posting high school team previews every day as part of our comprehensive season coverage:

Team: Teurlings Catholic
Preseason Rank:
No. 3
2016 Record:
35-4
District:
4-4A
LHSAA Class:
4A
Head Coach:
Mike Thibodeaux
Playoff Run: State Champions
2016 Final Rank: 1
Returning Starters: 5
Returning Pitchers:
5

TOP PLAYERS
Name, Position, Class (College Commitment)
Hayden Cantrelle, SS, 2017 (Louisiana-Lafayette)
Nick Webre, OF, 2017 (Louisiana State)
Peyton Lejeune, IF, 2019
Kade Sonnier, OF/C, 2017 (Nicholls State)

X-FACTOR
Louisiana-Lafayette recruit, SS Hayden Cantrelle, returns atop the Rebel lineup for the 2017 season. Cantrelle was a pivotal piece for Teurlings Catholic during their 2016 State Championship run. The top ranked shortstop in Louisiana’s 2017 class, Cantrelle provides stability for the middle of the Rebel defense, in addition to the offensive firepower he provides atop the lineup, setting the table for one of the best power hitters in the state of Louisiana, 2017 OF Nick Webre.

OUTLOOK
With two of the state’s top returning players in OF/C Nick Webre and SS/P Hayden Cantrelle, the Rebels have luxuries not many teams have in the state. In addition, Nicholls State recruit, OF/C Kade Sonnier, returns to an already potent lineup that gives the Rebels a solid nucleus. 2019 IF Peyton Lejeune leads a talented underclass group that will look to make an impact during the 2017 season.

BOTTOM LINE
Coach Mike Thibodeaux decided to test his club early in the season, with what he described as the toughest schedule his program has ever faced early in the year. His hope is that the tough early season schedule will better prepare his club to defend their state title. Coach Thibodeaux had this to say on the matter, “Our record won’t be pretty early but I expect this tough- hard-nosed and unselfish group to get seasoned in the first half and be able to beat anybody late.”

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