37 Shreveport-Bossier area high school baseball players to watch in 2022

Jimmy Watson
Shreveport Times

The 2022 Louisiana high school baseball regular season is underway with numerous talented athletes on display in Northwest Louisiana.

Several returnees, including Parkway’s Brandon Levy, Haughton’s Colin Rains, Evangel’s Peyton Fulghum and Calvary’s Jackson Legg, were on the 2020-21 Times All-City team.

Here's a look at 37 players from Caddo and Bossier parishes who are expected to be among the top performers for the 2022 season.

Jorge Alfaro, Bossier, Sr: Alfaro hit .315 and posted a .423 ERA.

Austin Anderson, Haughton, Jr.: Anderson was 4-1 on the mound with a 1.23 ERA and 60 strikeouts in 22 appearances.

Robert Ashley, North DeSoto, Jr.: Ashley hit .492 with 42 RBIs and three home runs while scoring 54 runs.

Parkway's Brandon Levy pitches against Calvary Monday.

Cade Bedgood, Calvary, Jr.: The Cavs’ catcher hit .333 with 23 RBIs and five doubles.

Luke Bloxom, Northwood, Jr.: In 60 innings Bloxom was 5-5 with a 2.88 ERA.

Brooks Brossette, Byrd, Jr.: Brossette is moving from the infield to centerfield to utilize his speed. Has the most at-bats of the returnees with 70.

Brendan Burns, Northwood, Jr.: The catcher hit .369 with seven doubles and 25 RBIs.

Garrett Burns, Evangel, So.: A solid catcher who hit .330 with 15 doubles, 16 RBIs and 21 stolen bases.

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Calvary's Caden Flowers heads to third in a game against Parkway Monday.

Carson Carey, Airline, Sr.: The Northwestern State commitment hit .250 with 16 RBIs, a home run and six doubles.

Andrew Cooper, Minden, Sr.: Hit .405 with a pair of home runs for the Tide.

Jack Deville, Many, Sr.: Deville was 7-1 with two saves and a 1.24 ERA while hitting .326 with 26 RBIs.

Bradley Dick, Lakeside, Jr.: The pitcher-outfielder hit .393 with two home runs and 27 RBIs.

Blake Fant, Captain Shreve, Sr.: Fant hit .273 with 22 RBIs and six doubles while posting a 3.36 ERA on the mound.

David Favrot, Byrd, Sr.: Favrot is the only returning pitcher with varsity experience.  

Caden Flowers, Calvary, Sr.: Flowers had a .446 on-base percentage with 29 runs scored.    

Peyton Fulghum, Evangel, So.: The All-City third baseman hit .345 with 12 doubles, 16 RBIs and 13 stolen bases and was co-MVP of District 1-4A.

Jakobe Jackson, Minden, So.: The pitcher/outfielder hit .420 with two home runs as a freshman.

Cade Josting, Parkway, Sr.: He struck out 63 hitters in a team-high 45.2 innings with a 3.679 ERA.

Trenton Lape, Parkway, Jr.: The LSU commitment posted a 1.863 ERA with 68 strikeouts in 41.1 innings and hit .298.

Jackson Legg, Calvary, Jr.: The Times All-City athlete hit .365 with 27 RBIs while going 6-1 with 53 strikeouts and a 2.80 ERA.

Brandon Levy, Parkway, Jr.: The Louisiana-Lafayette commitment hit .366 with 20 RBIs and 10 doubles as a Times All-City athlete. In 42.2 innings he posted a 2.95 ERA with 63 strikeouts.

Chan Lytle, Haughton, Sr.: The second baseman hit. 289 with 38 RBIs, 28 runs scored and two home runs.

AJ Manasco, Many, Sr.: Manasco hit .449 with 26 RBIs.

Tucker McCabe, Northwood, So.: The outfielder hit .400 with five doubles 23 stolen bases and 14 RBIs.

Noble Means, Loyola, Sr.: Has a Centenary offer after hitting .325 with 20 RBIs and a 2.01 ERA with 23 strikeouts in 24 innings.

Bryson Pierce, Benton, Sr.: Pierce pitched in 12 ⅔ innings and posted a 1.66 ERA with 15 strikeouts.

Colin Rains, Haughton, Jr.: Rains hit .340 with 35 RBIs, four home runs and 21 runs scored.

Zach Schoenborn, Parkway, Jr.: The catcher hit .338 with 24 RBIs and a team-high 21 walks. 

William Soignier, Loyola, Sr.: A right-handed pitcher and outfielder, Soignier hit .298 with 25 RBIs and had 35 strikeouts in 33 innings.

Cade Stewart, Benton, Sr.: Stewart hit .301 with 13 RBIs and posted a 1.000 fielding percentage.

Roman Tolbert, Haughton, Sr.: The Northwestern State signee hit .341 with 35 RBIs and three home runs.

JR Tollett, Ruston, Jr.: The 2021 Times All-Area Pitcher of the Year was 9-2 with a 1.05 ERA and 83 strikeouts in 67 innings.

CJ Watts, Lakeside, Jr.: The catcher/pitcher hit .425 with 11 home runs and 28 RBIs last season.

Airline's Harrison Waxley hits a triple against Natchitoches Central Tuesday.

Harrison Waxley, Airline, Sr.: The Louisiana College commit hit .307 with three home runs, seven doubles and 16 RBIs. 

Christian Weddleton, Byrd, Sr.: A four-year varsity catcher who does a great job commanding and controlling the pitching staff.  

Walker Wicklund, Captain Shreve, Jr.: Wicklund hit .362 with 14 RBIs and 14 runs scored.

Hunter Willis, Captain Shreve, Jr.: The Times All-City second-team member hit .327 with 36 runs while posting a 3.95 ERA with 42 strikeouts.

Jimmy Watson covers Shreveport-Bossier area sports. Email him at jwatson@shreveporttimes.com and follow him on Twitter @JimmyWatson6.