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High school baseball: Four parish players make LBCA All-State first teams

by Russell Hedges

Four players from Webster Parish schools have been named to Louisiana Baseball Coaches Association’s All-State teams in their respective divisions.

Minden’s Brody Bower, a 2024 graduate who signed with BPCC, was selected at utility in Division II.

Glenbrook has two players on the Division IV team. Rising senior Easton Sanders, a Louisiana Tech commit, was selected at utility. Landry Powell, a 2024 graduate, was selected at designated hitter.

Doyline rising senior Noah Spears was selected at pitcher in Division V.

Bower had a 2.148 ERA with 75 strikeouts in 58 2/3 innings pitching against some of the Tide’s toughest competition. He was the starter in 11 games and appeared in another.

An infielder when not pitching, Bower led the Tide with a .467 batting average. His 14 doubles and 32 RBI were also team highs.

He helped Minden reach the non-select Division II quarterfinals.

Sanders pitched three complete games in the playoffs in victories over the No. 6, No. 3 and No. 2 seeds.

He finished 9-2 overall. In the regular season, he was 6-2 with a 1.33 ERA. He had 83 strikeouts in 47 1/3 innings. 

Powell, who played a variety of positions, batted .427 for the full season. He had 18 RBI in the regular season.

Sanders and Powell were also first-team selections on the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Class 1A All-State team.

They helped Glenbrook reach the select Division IV state championship game.

Spears was 4-5 pitching against some of Doyline’s toughest competition. He had an ERA of 1.382 with 101 strikeouts in 76 innings.

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