Prep Baseball Report

TN HS Team Preview: Halls Red Devils

Hunter Martin
TN Scouting 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 Tennessee.

Teams across the state have goals and aspirations to finish their seasons in Murfreesboro at The Spring Fling 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 Tennessee. We will take you right up to first pitch this season with these team previews and by continuing other pieces of content covering the Volunteer 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 Power 25 and much more.

*Please note the information has been gathered from head coaches across the state, based on their replies to the questionnaire we distributed over this offseason.

High School: Halls High School
Head Coach: Ryan Gentry
Classification: AAAA
District + Region Number: District 3 + Region 2
2023 Record (Finish): 18-12
No. of Returning Positional Starters: 5
No. of Returning Pitchers: 4
Team Strengths: Depth, up the middle defense, contact, baserunning.




Class of 2024 & 2025

Landan Wells (2025)

Seth Perry (2025)


Halls come into the 2024 spring season jumping a classification from 3A to 4A and will move into District 3 with the likes of Oak Ridge, Central, Powell and Karns. The Red Devils had a competitive season last year, while getting hot towards April and May finishing with a record of 15-7 on the back half of the schedule. They had back and forth games against eventual state tournament participant Tennessee High before losing the series 2-0, but come into this year battle tested with enough experience and talent returning to make this a memorable season. In total, five returning position starters are slated to mark their return, with a number of arms with valuable innings under their belt. The squad will be getting a big boost into this year’s team with senior Dayde Young, who was district pitcher of the year as a sophomore with a .52 ERA. He missed all of last season recovering from a knee injury and offers a fastball that can creep up into the upper 80’s mph with a wipeout breaking-ball. Another senior that has started a lot of games is Cash Sentell. He is a strong kid that offers a compact swing with quick hands and feel for barrel awareness. Coach Gentry is looking for him to play multiple positions in the infield, while showcasing gap to gap power. In the junior class, you have a good athlete in MIF Landon Wells. He runs pretty well and offers great defense in the field. Should be another guy that offers some gap to gap power with power potential. LHP Easton Kitts is smaller in stature but offers a big presence on the mound. Mid to upper 70’s mph with a deceptive delivery and good command with multiple pitches. Seth Perry and Parker Mease are another pair of position players who should step into larger roles as well. The most talented portion of the bunch will come in the form of a few sophomores that were instrumental in last year’s run. Amari Lethgo was the everyday catcher as a freshman last year that threw out 14 runners, while also showcasing some ability on the mound with a low to mid 80’s fastball. You then have Co-District Freshman of the Year Lucas Duncan who hit .333 a season ago and Cooper Faust, who hit .308 and started middle infield primarily. He looks to slide into the everyday shortstop role in 2024. This year’s club has some depth with returning experience in valuable positions. Middle infield should be shored up and offensively offer some speed on the bases. What this team lacks in power at the plate, they make up for it with quality at-bats and timely hitting. Going to be an adjustment going upwards in talent and facing dudes on the hill in a deep pitching district. If the Red Devils can stick to their approach and play sound defense, they will be able to sneak some games against better teams, while being a competitive force themselves.

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