Former Bossier Parish CC baseballers excel in 2022 season

JOURNAL STAFF

A number of former Bossier Parish Community College baseball players who moved on to Division I schools for the 2022 season proved they belonged at that level. 

Garret Felix, from Acadiana High in Lafayette, led Nicholls State in hitting with a .303 average that included eight doubles and five home runs.

Ron Franklin, a product of Rummel in New Orleans, went on to be an everyday centerfielder for Eastern Kentucky. In 45 starts, he finished with 10 doubles and seven home runs for the Colonels (38-20), who are managed by Shreveport native and Captain Shreve alum Chris Prothro.

Relief pitcher Beau Ross of Many went on to play at Tarleton State, where he had a 5.21 ERA in 19 appearances.

Winnfield’s Justin Lawson moved on to continue his playing days at North Carolina State. In his first season there he pitched 38 innings with 41 strikeouts and had an ERA of 3.82.

Daniel Shafer (Willis High in Willis, Texas) played for the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2022. He collected five saves, threw 27 innings with a 3.21 ERA and held opponents to a .137 batting average.

Zane Morehouse, who is from Dawson, Texas and played for the Cavaliers in 2019, spent his 2022 season with the Texas Longhorns. He had 43 strikeouts in 39 innings with his last outing a one-inning appearance in Omaha at the College World Series.

Lafayette native and Teurlings Catholic alum Kanin Dodge started the first 20 games this spring at Stephen F. Austin and hit .306 before a hand injury required surgery and ended his season.  

The 2022 Cavaliers moving on to play DI ball next spring are Sean Goodwin at Florida Atlantic, Gavin Beard for Eastern Kentucky, shortstop Mason Hammonds at Tarleton State, and Cole Ketzner at South Alabama. Pitcher Zach St. Pierre will play for Southern Arkansas and Gabe Cabrera is headed to Marshall.