Prep Baseball Report

MS HS Team Preview: West Lauderdale Knights

Matt Miller
State 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 Mississippi.

Teams across the state have goals and aspirations to finish their seasons in Pearl, MS at Trustmark Park as they compete for a state championship, 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 Mississippi. We will take you right up to first pitch this season with these team previews and by continuing other pieces of content covering the Magnolia State.

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 in each MHSAA classification as well as a Power 25.

High School: West Lauderdale High School
Head Coach: Jason Smith
Classification: MHSAA Class 4A
2023 Record (Finish): 28-9



West Lauderdale is coming off a 28-9 record after losing to Purvis in the 4A State Championship at Trustmark Park in 2023. You can bet Coach Jason Smith will have his always competitive Knights prepared for another deep playoff run in 2024.

Top returners for West Lauderdale will be seniors Cannon Graham (INF - Pearl River CC recruit), Ian Herrington (RHP/3B - College of Charleston recruit), Caden Boswell (P - Meridian CC recruit), Carson Smith (OF) and Leeds Jenkins (INF - East Central CC recruit), along with juniors Kayden Peoples (RHP/ OF - East Central CC recruit), Jacob Wooten (MIF/OF - East Central CC recruit).

The Knights will begin regular season play on February 13th versus Southeast Lauderdale. 

Cannon Graham (2024, Pearl River CC)

Ian Herrington (2024, College of Charleston)

Find more information on the 2024 West Lauderdale High School program below:

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