A dozen UL Lafayette baseball players will suit up for various summer league baseball teams this season, including two headed to the Cape Cod League and four joining the Acadiana Cane Cutters of the Texas Collegiate League.
Freshman shortstop Hayden Cantrelle and sophomore outfielder Todd Lott are slated to play in the Cape Cod League this summer, while pitchers Haden Erbe, Jacob Norman, Michael Leaumont and Jimmy Dobrash will join the Cane Cutters.
O’Neal Lochridge also will play in the TCL with the Victoria Generals.
Brennan Breaux will play with the Anchorage Bucs in the Alaska Baseball League, and Luke Coker and Jansen Fontenot will join ULM’s Conner Deeds, Louisiana Tech’s Matthew Delcambre and UNO’s Luke Bradley with the Western Nebraska Pioneers of the Expedition League.
Blake Faecher and Connor Dupuy will play for the MINK League’s Nevada Griffons.
Cape Cod League
Cantrelle, who helped Teurlings Catholic win state baseball championships in 2016 and 2017, hit .287 for the Ragin’ Cajuns this season, starting 59 games. He had 13 doubles, two triples, four home runs with 22 RBIs and 60 runs scored and stole 18 bases in 21 attempts. He will play for the Falmouth Commodores.
Lott, an outfielder from Jacksonville, Florida, started 16 of the 27 games in which he played in 2018, batting .246 with three doubles, a triple, three homers and eight RBIs and 16 runs scored. He will play for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks.
Texas Collegiate League
Erbe, a right-handed pitcher, is a sophomore who attended Crowley High School. In the 2017 season, Erbe made three appearances throughout the season, all in relief. He notched a career-best three strikeouts twice, against Tulane and Nicholls. He didn’t allow any earned runs during two of his three appearances.
Norman, also a right-handed sophomore, went to Carencro High School before arriving to UL Lafayette in 2016. Norman was redshirted during the 2016 season with the Ragin Cajuns. In high school he was a four-year letter winner, earning all-district honors as a pitcher in 2014 and 2015, and also was named all-district as a catcher in 2013.
Leaumont, a freshman, is from Flower Mound, Texas, and went went to Marcus High School. He was named to the 2017 Perfect Game Texas Regional Honorable Mention. Leaumont also was tabbed as a unanimous first-team all-district pitcher in his senior season and posted a 1.03 ERA with a 7-2 record and 82 strikeouts in 2017. He had six shutouts in his senior campaign including a no-hitter and was a perfect 4-0 in postseason starts. During his first season at UL he had 13 appearances, 2 saves, and 14 strikeouts.
Dobrash, a right-handed junior, is from Lakewood, Colorado, and attended Mullen High School. Dobrash spent two years at South Mountain Community College and posted a 2-1 record with a save in 2017. Also, he had a 4.63 ERA with 34 strikeouts in 35 innings as a sophomore, making 11 appearances. He tallied a 6-4 record in 15 appearances as a freshman and notched a 4.87 ERA in 61 innings of work with 40 strikeouts.
The Cane Cutters are attempting to reach the Texas Collegiate League championship for the fourth consecutive season.
For more information and tickets call the Cane Cutters front office at 451-6582 or go to canecuttersbaseball.com.
Lochridge, a redshirt freshman infielder, was a high school All-American at St. Thomas More before signing with LSU. After suffering a back injury he transferred to UL Lafayette, seeing his first action in more than a year this season and hitting .212 with two doubles and two RBIs.
Alaska Baseball League
Breaux sat out the 2018 season after transferring from LSU and will be a junior. The St. Thomas More product played two seasons as an outfielder for the Tigers before transferring.
Coker and Fontenot were both freshmen.
Coker, an infielder from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, was an honorable mention All-American at Northridge High School. He played in six games for the Cajuns, starting 13, and batted .231.
Fontenot, an outfielder, was a two-sport star at South Beauregard High School and was a three-time All-State honoree with a career-high .420 batting average as a senior. He played in six games and started two for the Cajuns but did not have a hit in seven at-bats.
Flaecher played in 10 games and started six for the Cajuns. The freshman catcher/outfielder from Cy-Fair High School in Cypress, Texas, hit .143 this season.
Dupuy, a freshman infielder/outfielder from North Vermilion High School, did not play in 2018. He was an All-State player for the Patriots.