8. SAM HOUSTON
Location: Lake Charles, La.
2018 record: 33-6
Final 2018 Super 25 rank: Unranked
Sam Houston has some of the top talent in Louisiana, boasting three 2019 players in the top-50 in the state. But the real gem is 2020 pitcher Marcus Mott, an LSU commit ranked the No. 2 RHP in the state and No. 114 RHP in the country. He’s at the top of a strong rotation that has three pitchers who can eclipse 90 miles per hour, according to MaxPreps.
Beyond the mound, Texas commit Silas Ardoin is the No. 3 catcher in the state and No. 48 in the country. Braden Duhon is the No. 6 outfielder in the state and Hunter Gotreaux is the No. 13 shortstop.
After losing in the semifinals in consecutive years, Sam Houston started this season 11-0 and look determined to break through that wall.