Posted: Nov 15, 2012 7:52 PM by UL Sports Information
The Ragin' Cajuns baseball program added three high school prospects and a pair of junior college products to its 2013-14 recruiting class, head coach Tony Robichaux announced on Thursday.
Robichaux and his staff received national letters of intent from Reagan Bazar (Salado, Texas/Salado HS), Riley Cooper (Texas City, Texas/Texas City HS) and Hayden Guidry (Orange, Texas/Bridge City HS) out of the prep ranks. All three will be classified as a freshman during the 2013-14 academic year with four seasons of eligibility.
Signing with the Ragin' Cajuns from the junior college circuit is Greg Davis (DeSoto, Texas/North Central Texas College) and Greg Milhorn (Texarkana, Ark./Northeast Texas CC). Davis and Milhorn will have two seasons of eligibility with the Cajuns starting in 2013-14.
The five athletes mark the initial signings that Robichaux and his staff expect in the NCAA's early signing period which began on Wednesday, Nov. 14 and continues through Wednesday, Nov. 21.
"Last year's signing class priority was heavy on position players," Robichaux said. "This year our focus was to upgrade in the area of pitching.
"(Greg) Davis adds another position player with the ability to be a physical hitter. (Riley) Cooper gives us another quality lefty who has dominated at the high school level and has the ability to pitch as a freshman. (Regan) Bazar, (Hayden) Guidry and (Greg) Milhorn add three quality right-handed pitchers to our pitching staff."
Bazar is a 6-foot-7, 210 pound right-handed pitcher currently prepping at Salado (TX) High. In 2012, he earned all-district honors as a junior finishing 4-1 on the mound with 31 strikeouts in 29 innings of work.
Cooper is a 5-foot-9, 150 pound left-handed pitcher currently competing at Houston-area based Texas City High School. In 2012, he was named Galveston County Pitcher of The Year, Galveston Daily News' Pitcher of the Year, first team all-county and first team all-district after leading Texas City to a return trip to the state playoffs.
Cooper finished his junior year with a 1.04 ERA, striking out 67 batters in 47 1/3 innings. He averaged 9.91 strike outs per game and opponents hit a paltry .186 against him.
Davis is a 6-foot, 225 pound corner infielder from North Central Texas Community College, the same JUCO program that provided the Cajuns with recent stars Chad Keefer and Jordan Harrison. The sophomore hit .375 last year with 11 doubles, five home runs and 34 RBI on his way to being named to the Region 5 North All-Conference team and a Texas Junior College All-Star selection.
Davis is a native of DeSoto, Texas, where as a senior in 2011 he earned all-state and district MVP honors and was one of the top hitters in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area (.557 average, nine doubles, triple, six homers, 38 RBI, .924 slugging percentage).
Guidry is a 6-foot-2, 200 pound right-handed pitcher from Orange, Texas and is currently a member of the Bridge City High School baseball squad. In 2012 he went 9-1 on the mound, striking out 100 while posting a 0.49 ERA in 57 2/3 innings.
Guidry was named first team All-District 31-3A, All-KOTG Team Pitcher, All-Orange County Pitcher, first team Beaumont Enterprise Super Gold and was featured on the Top Prospect list at the PerfectGame Sunshine South Showcase.
Milhorn is a 6-foot-2 165 pound pitcher at Northeast Texas Community College. The sophomore right-hander spent his freshman season in 2012 at the University of Arkansas before transferring to NETCC. As a freshman with the Razorbacks, Milhorn pitched in three games, including one start, and sported a 3.38 ERA.
Milhorn was selected in the 30th round (917th overall) of the 2011 MLB Draft by the Detroit Tigers following his senior year at Arkansas High School swhere he was a three-sport star earning Class 6A all-state accolades in football, baseball, and track.
The Ragin' Cajuns baseball program is set to begin the 19th season under the direction of head coach Tony Robichaux in 2013. The Cajuns roster is filled with several newcomers as the team attempts to create a new "identity" to put last season's 23-30 record behind them. In all, the official 35-man roster features 18 new players.
The 2013 regular season opens on Friday, Feb. 15 against Central Michigan. That contest marks the first of 14 straight home games for Louisiana to begin the season.