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Organizational Report: Louisiana Knights

Jheremy Brown        
Photo: Louisiana Knights (Perfect Game)

Owner: Jack Cressend
Website: www.louisianaknightsbaseball.com
Twitter: @louisianaknight
Instagram: Louisiana Knights

2020 Uncommitted Prospects
1. Willy Flynn 
2. Nate Bush 
3. Caden Burgard 
4. Jacob Huff 
5. Cade Cole 
6. Dillon Sabathe 
7. Jarrett Fontenot 
8. Wesley Callegan 
9. Dalton Boykin 
10. Noah Juan

2021 Breakout Potential
1. Brock Slaton 
2. Chandler Welch 
3. Mason Langdon 
4. John Gray 
5. Ethan Butler 
6. Cole Joyner 
7. Drew Druckenmiller 
8. Trevor Horne 
9. Codi Williams 
10. Kameron Edwards 
11. Addison Ainsworth

2022 Breakout Potential
1. Aiden Moffett 
2. Haydan Toal 
3. Cardell Thibodeaux 
4. Austin Tarpley 
5. Caden Flowers 
6. Logan Overton 
7. Brylan Green 
8. Stewart Bonnecaze 
9. Nicholas Duplechain 
10. Luke Curtis

2023 Follow List
1. Keilon Parnell 
2. Jon Cassidy Vanek 
3. Cole Cranford 
4. Landon Graves 
5. Bennett Mittelsteadt 
6. Alex Walsh 
7. Dyson Fields 
8. Michael O’Brien 
9. Donovan LaSalle 
10. Jack Stowers 
11. Jake Jones 
12. Bryce Leonard 
13. Blake Hall 
14. Zach Schoenborn 
15. Reise Thomas

2024 Follow List
1. Hayden Federico 
2. John Pearson 
3. Jordan Luna 
4. Gatlin Pitts 
5. Peyton Chaisson 
6. Cameron Warren 
7. Jack Holley 
8. Jack Roberts 
9. Wes Carr 
10. Brody Forstall 
11. Ethan Surowiec 
12. Walter Hawsey 
13. Zachary White 
14. Trip Dobson
15. Drake Sticker

Top Historical Perfect Game Moments
• 2018 15U WWBA: Champions, winning a national event of this magnitude is our best team memory 
• 2019 World Freshman: Final Four, 5-1 record 
• 2018 16U WWBA: Elite Eight, 9-1 record 
• 2018 16U WWBA: Black, Green and White 3 pool wins combined 20-0-1 record 
• 2017 World Freshman: Elite Eight

Program History
Our program began in 2007 with just one team. Garret Cannizaro was our first player to commit to play for the Knights. Garrett went on to play at Tulane and was drafted twice.

After years of locking horns on the field, the Knights organization brought aboard Chad Raley in the winter of 2016 after successfully building Marucci Elite into a national contender. With rosters that included the likes of MLBers Walker Buehler, Aaron Nola, and Oscar Mercado alongside 26 other big leaguers, Chad has brought that same ability of attracting talent from around the country to the Knights while creating something special in the state of Louisiana.

What We Are Looking Forward to Scouting in 2020
"The Knights 15u program went on a run in 2018, completing their journey with a championship win after going 6-1 in pool play, wining a triple header through the playoffs before winning both the semi-final and championship in back-to-back games. Looking back at the roster, 19 players are now committed for the Division 1 level and the core group of talent returns in 2020 alongside a few new faces for this year’s 17u WWBA. Hunter Elliott and Josh Pearson are two talented lefthanded bats who made their presence felt in 2018 with Elliott pulling two-way duties which he’ll likely do again this summer for the Knights. From Joshua Stevenson and Brant Smith to Ethan Alston and Baylor Cobb, many of the faces on offense return while the addition of talented shortstop Brennon McNair and catcher Cole Joyner will make their presence felt. It’ll be fun to follow their arms too as they feature plenty of velocity with Chase Allsup, Jack Walker, and Andrew Woods showing big heaters while Timothy Williams and Samuel Dutton bring big time pitchability to the rotation. Keep close eyes on righthander Peter Heubeck, a talented righthander out of Maryland who can reportedly run his fastball into the mid-90s and is certain to draw in scouts for his starts. 

The core nucleus of this club knows what it takes to make a run in a national championship setting and with the additions they brought in for the summer, watch this Knights club and don't be surprised when they're making another run." -Jheremy Brown

Best College Resumes
Taylor Braley (USM): .305 BA, 30 career HRs, 2017: 7-2 record, 3.40 ERA, 78 K/22 BB 
Matty Ott (LSU): All-time Saves (33), Freshman All-American 
Mason Katz (LSU): .341 career BA 33 HR, 52 2B, 180 RBI’s, 2013 All-SEC

Best Pro Resumes
Tanner Rainey - MLB 
Ryan Eades - MLB 
Josh Green -AA Diamondbacks Pitcher of the Year 
Randy LeBlanc - AAA 
Trent Giambrone- AAA

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