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2024 Team Preview: Godley Wildcats

Prep Baseball Texas Staff

The 2024 Texas 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 Texas.

Teams across the state have goals and aspirations to finish their seasons in Austin at the UIL State Tournament in June, 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 Texas. We will take you right up to first pitch this season with these team previews, eventually releasing our Preseason Power 30 rankings that’ll carry us into the opening week of action.

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Our 2024 preseason coverage continues today.

High School: Godley Wildcats
Head Coach: Brent Lewis
UIL Classification: UIL Class 4A (District 10)
Team Strengths: Defense
2023 Record (Playoff Finish): 29-5 (4A Area Finalists)
Key Players Lost: Kole Allen, Owen Roever



+ INF/C Lucas Ponce (2024; uncommitted) - Honorable Mention All-State, First Team All-County, First Team All-District
+ OF Tate Grimsley (2024; uncommitted) - Second Team All-County, First Team All-District
+ OF/RHP Jason Carrell (2024; uncommitted) - First Team All-County, District Newcomer of the Year
+ UTL Owen Arambaru (2024; uncommitted)
+ INF/RHP Jaydon Spurlock (2025; uncommitted) - First Team All-County, First Team All-District
+ OF Byron McClure (2025; uncommitted) - Third Team All-State, First Team All-County, First Team All-District
+ INF/C Crosby Carmichael (2026) - Second Team All-District


+ C/UTL Brendon Kent (2024; uncommitted)
+ RHP Jake Pempsell (2024; uncommitted)
+ INF/OF Brenden Jameson (2024; uncommitted)
+ INF Colin Langford (2024; uncommitted)


+ OF/LHP Tabor Anderson (2027)
+ INF/RHP Ryder Papasan (2027)
+ C/INF Braxton Spohn (2027)


After winning nearly 30 games and finishing as 4A Area Finalists in 2023, the Godley Wildcats bring back a returning roster primed for a stronger postseason run in 2024. Coach Brent Lewis’s squad expects to be built on their defense in 2024 with six players returning who earned regular season accolades.

In the returning senior class, the Wildcats bring back three players who were both All-County and All-District last season in INF/C Lucas Ponce (uncommitted - 1st Team AC, 1st Team AD) who was also Honorable Mention All-State, OF Tate Grimsley (uncommitted - 2nd Team AC, 1st Team AD), and OF/RHP Jason Carrell (uncommitted - 1st Team AC, DNOTY). Also returning from the Bulldogs’ senior class is UTL Owen Arambaru (uncommitted), RHP/C Tyler Stevens (uncommitted), and OF/RHP Ryan Davies (uncommitted). Projected senior newcomers for the varsity squad in 2024 are C/UTL Brendon Kent (uncommitted), RHP Jake Pempsell (uncommitted), INF/OF Brenden Jameson (uncommitted), and INF Colin Langford (uncommitted).

In the junior class for Godley, the Wildcats bring back INF/RHP Jaydon Spurlock (uncommitted), who was First Team All-County and First Team All-District last season. Also returning is OF Byron McClure (2025; uncommitted), who was Third Team All-State, First Team All-County, and First Team All-District in 2023. UTL Marcos Molina (2025; uncommitted) and UTL/RHP Jackson Duke (2025; uncommitted) will round out the returning junior class for the Wildcats heading into 2024.

On the underclassmen side, the Wildcats return sophomore INF/C Crosby Carmichael, who earned Second Team All-District honors a season ago. In the freshmen class, keep an eye on the trio of OF/LHP Tabor Anderson, INF/RHP Ryder Papasan, and C/INF Braxton Spohn as potential instant impact guys to follow heading into the spring.

There is talent scattered throughout each class for the Wildcats heading into 2024 as they look primed to have a strong season this year and for the future years. Look for Godley to be a tough out come 4A playoff time this spring.

Find more information on the 2024 Godley Wildcats program below:

+ <<2024 Schedule>>
+ Follow Godley on X: @GodleyBaseball
+ Prep Baseball Texas, Power 30 Homepage

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