By JOURNAL STAFF
Bossier Parish Community College has three players in the top 200 JUCO prospects according to Prep Baseball Report JUCO Division I rankings with the Cavalier’s Sean Goodwin coming in at No. 6.
Goodwin, a 6-foot 6 right-handed pitcher from Niceville, Florida and a University of Tennessee transfer has committed to Florida Atlantic for the 2023 season. He is the brother of Jimmy Nelson of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
“Sean is an imposing figure on the mound and has a fastball that reaches the mid 90s,” said Bossier Parish coach Bobby Gilliam. “He rehabbed from Tommy John last season and has done all the work and then some to come back strong. We are excited to go see him put the work on the field.”
Zach St Pierre is the No. 77 right-handed pitcher and 183 overall. The Allen, Texas native was first team all conference last season posting a 4-4 record, 68 1/3 innings and a conference leading 100 strikeouts. He is a Southern Arkansas commit.
“St Pierre is a first class competitor with great stuff,” Gilliam said. “He was a standout player last season and has dedicated himself to be even better on the field and especially in the classroom earning a 4.0 last semester.”
Mason Hammonds, a shortstop from Lindale, Texas hit a team leading .364 in 2021
and was a first team all-conference selection. He is the No. 9 ranked shortstop and 107 overall player.
“Mason is a gifted defensive shortstop that can make any kind of play,” Gilliam said. “He’s also an offensive guy that hits a lot of line drives and finds his way on base.”
BPCC finished with a 23-22 record in 2021 and advanced to the Region 14 regional championship game for the first time in school history, along with five players signing Division I scholarships.
Cole Ketzner, Gabe Cabrera and Collin Young are among returning starters for the 2022 season.
Ketzner, a catcher from Magnolia, Texas hit ,338 with 7 home runs and was first team all-conference and first team all region conference last season.
Cabrera, an outfielder from the Dominican Republic and University of Central Florida transfer hit .312, had 5 home runs and 36 RBIs last season. He is a Marshall university commit for 2023.
Young, an outfielder from Magnolia, Texas hit .250 with 6 home runs.
Among the starters Gavin Baird an infielder from Angleton, Texas hit .302 with a .480 on base percentage in 2021.
The Cavs kick off the season Jan 28 and in the Prep Baseball Report top 25 preseason poll released January 18 the Cavs were receiving votes.