Baseball Signs Seven Prospects
BATON ROUGE — Seven baseball prospects, including four Louisiana high school stars, have signed national letters-of-intent with LSU, coach Smoke Laval announced Tuesday.
The signees include outfielder Steven Broschofsky of Jesuit High in New Orleans, La.; infielder Jordan Mayer of Alexandria (La.) Senior High; right-handed pitcher Cain Byrd of Southwood High in Shreveport, La.; left-handed pitcher Matt Greenwich of Parkview Baptist High in Baton Rouge, La.; catcher Bobby Wilson of St. Petersburg (Fla.) College; right-handed pitcher Roland Rodriguez of Southridge High in Miami; and infielder Eric Duncan of Seton Hall Prep in West Orange, N.J.
LSU expects to announce at least two more signings within the next week. The signees are scheduled to enroll at LSU in the fall of 2003.
Broschofsky helped lead Jesuit to the 2002 state championship, batting .416 with 13 homers and 52 RBI. A 6-2, 210-pound right-handed batter, he earned all-state honors and was named an all-American by the American Baseball Coaches Association.
Mayer, a 6-3, 215-pound right-handed batter, earned 2002 all-state recognition as he hit .491 with six homers and 23 RBI. He also posted a 7-2 mark with a 1.43 ERA on the mound.
Byrd, a 2002 all-state selection, has led Southwood to district titles the past two seasons. The 6-3, 190-pound hurler was also named the MVP of the Shreveport metro area last season.
Greenwich, a 5-11, 182-pound lefty, recorded a 12-0 mark and a 1.50 ERA on the mound last season with 130 strikeouts in 88.2 innings. He helped lead the Eagles to the 2002 state title, and he will enter his senior year with a 17-2 career record.
Wilson was named the St. Petersburg Times Player of the Year at Seminole (Fla.) High School, and the 6-1, 205-pound right-handed batter earned all-conference recognition last season at St. Petersburg College.
Rodriguez was 12-2 with a 1.21 ERA last season at Southridge High, recording 89 strikeouts and 33 walks. The right-hander helped lead his squad to the runners-up position in the Florida state championship tournament.
Duncan, a 6-2, 205-pound left-handed batter, has earned all-conference honors while leading Seton Hall Prep to a state title during his career.