Three Area Southwest Louisiana Athletes Are Heading to Omaha with LSU
The LSU Tigers punched their ticket to the 2023 Men's College World Series over the weekend with a series win over Kentucky. The Tigers won 14-0 in Game One and took an 8-3 victory in Game Two. This is the first time since 2017 that the Tigers will be heading back to Omaha for a trip to the College World Series.
In 2017, Southwest Louisiana was represented on the roster with the Jordan twins from Lake Charles. Beau and Bryce Jordan were both on the roster and contributed during the 2017 season. In 2023, the Tigers will have a trio of Southwest Louisiana athletes on the College World Series roster. Gavin Guidry (Lake Charles), Ethan Frey (Rosepine), and Garrett Edwards (Pitkin) are all on the roster.
Gavin Guidry is from Lake Charles and played at Barbe High School. Gavin was the 2022 Louisiana Gatorade Player of the Year in High School Baseball. Guidry has been a late bloomer out of the LSU bullpen after not pitching in the fall. He is 3-0 on the bump while also collecting 3 saves for the Tigers. Gavin has pitched over four innings in the postseason while just allowing one run and collecting seven strikeouts in the appearances.
Ethan Frey is from Rosepine and played at Rosepine High School. Ethan was the 2022 “Mr. Baseball” as selected by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association. Frey was an anchor for back-to-back State Championships for the Eagles. In 2023 with the Tigers, Frey has seen limited action behind a pretty stellar bench. In limited action, Frey has been able to snag five base hits while manufacturing three runs and nine runs batted in. Coach Johnson alluded to Frey being a future Golden Spikes Award Winner.
Garrett Edwards is from Pitkin and played at Pitkin High School. Edwards played under former LSU Shortstop JC Holt at Pitkin. Edwards is a Junior for the Tigers and unfortunately had his season cut short with a season-ending injury. Before the injury, Edwards was one of the best arms out of the Tiger bullpen. Edwards was on pace to have some of the best numbers in the nation posting an ERA under 2 and a 4-0 record
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