Bossier Parish Community College baseball coach Bobby Gilliam watches the NCAA Division I baseball postseason with a vested interest.
Once again, former BPCC players have played significant roles for teams reaching the NCAA Tournament, a fact that Gilliam doubtlessly cites while recruiting and drumming up support for his program.
Gilliam is proud to point out three former Cavalier baseball players played in the NCAA Division I regionals this year. Justin Lawson at North Carolina State, Garrett Felix at Nicholls and Zane Morehouse at Texas were key contributors to their teams.
Lawson, a Winnfield product, was a Cavalier most recently in 2021 when he played a full year after a pandemic-shortened 2020 season. His stats at North Carolina State: 46 appearances, 90 innings pitched with a 3.50 ERA, a 10-3 record with 3 saves. Lawson was an integral part of the bullpen both years with the Wolf Pack.
Felix was a Cavalier during the year of 2021 after transferring in from Southern. For the Cavs, the Lafayette product hit .351, with 3 home runs, 20 stolen bases and 14 doubles. Felix played second base and hit at the top of the order for the Cavs. At Nicholls this spring, Felix was a .313 hitter in 355 at bats, with 8 home runs and 25 doubles and helped the Colonels field one of the better infields in the country.
Morehouse was a Cavalier during the 2019 season with 15 appearances and 35 innings pitched, as he struck out 33 batters. This season with the Longhorns, the Dawson, Texas native had 48 appearances, 96 innings, 103 strike outs, 7 saves and a 7-4 record.