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All-State Baseball: Louisiana

Updated: March 1, 2012, 10:24 AM ET
By ESPNHS

With spring approaching, ESPNHS has all the info you need on the top high school baseball players in Louisiana.

We've broken down the state's top 20 players into two teams -- one of position players and one of pitchers. Keep in mind, these preseason selections were determined by a combination of in-season performance and recruit rankings.

See all 51 all-state baseball teams.

POSITION PLAYERS


Gavin Cecchini, Barbe, SS, Senior
Led 18U National Team with .500 average at Pan Am Championships in Colombia over the summer.

Kolby Copeland, Parkway, OF, Senior
Sweet-swinging lefty also stars at quarterback for the Panthers.

Jameson Fisher, Zachary, C, Senior
Hit .615 in the playoffs last spring to lead the Broncos the Class 5A state semis.

Troy Lewis, Dutchtown, SS/RHP, Senior
Two-way superstar can mash, but his highlight in 2011 was a no-hitter against Destrehan.

Peter Pizarro, Byrd, C, Senior
Notched eight long balls and hit .402 last season.

Harrison Spruiell, Byrd, 1B/OF/LHP, Senior
Hit close to .500 during District 1-5A play last spring.

Nick Thurman, Belle Chasse, C, Senior
UL Lafayette signee hit .476 with 38 RBI and 16 steals last year.

Stryker Trahan, Acadiana, C, Senior
Ole Miss signee starred at last summer's Area Code Games.

Garrett Williams, Calvary Baptist, 1B/LHP, Junior
Texas native reached 2007 Little League World Series with Lubbock Western.

Justin Williams, Terrebonne, OF, Junior
LSU pledge popped 10 HRs last spring and has one of the best power bats in his class.


PITCHERS


Taylor Butler, Barbe, RHP/3B, Senior
Threw a shutout for the Texas Sun Devils to win the 17U BCS national title over the summer.

Timmy Broussard, Mandeville, RHP, Senior
Finished 9-1 with a 1.15 ERA and 70 K's last season.

Emerson Gibbs, Jesuit, RHP, Senior
Tulane pledge won eight games and saved three more for 2011 Class 5A state champs.

Josh Leone, Calvary Baptist, RHP, Senior
Only pitched 17.2 innings as a junior but still recorded 33 strikeouts.

Ryan Leone, Calvary Baptist, RHP/OF, Junior
Ole Miss pledge went 4-2 on the bump in 2011.

Colin Rodgers, Parkview Baptist, LHP, Senior
State's top-rated senior pitching prospect has signed with Auburn.

Russell Reynolds, Parkview Baptist, RHP, Senior
LSU pledge went 5-2 and added six saves in 2011.

Mitchell Sewald, Archbishop Rummel, RHP, Senior
6-foot-5 righty has a great fastball-curveball combo; signed with LSU.

Matt Sharp, Byrd, RHP, Senior
Boasts a career record of 19-4 with a 2.10 ERA entering his senior season.

Jacob Waguespack, Dutchtown, RHP, Senior
Ole Miss signee went 8-0 as a junior and whiffed 73 in 55.1 innings.