by Hunter Bower // GeauxPreps.com Owner

LAKE CHARLES – Grace Christian’s Seth Cook has won the inaugural GeauxPreps.com Baseball Player of the Week weekly poll presented by Visit Lake Charles for games played February 21-26.

The weekly poll determined by the general public garnered over 7,100 votes with Cook collecting over 2,000. North DeSoto’s Landen Williams (1,886) and Holy Savior Menard’s Andrew Prejean (1,814) finished just behind cook in the voting.

Cook’s two outings to start the season were dominant as the sophomore turned in two complete games with 30 combined strikeouts, the most in two games in the history of the program. Cook also batted .600 (9-for-15) with 7 RBIs.

The GeauxPreps.com Baseball Player of the Week is announced each Wednesday following the collection of nominations from head coaches and a voting process over a two-day period.

HONORABLE MENTION

Jake Brown, Sulphur

Jake Brown’s performance on the mound helped push Sulphur to a 4-1 mark to start the 2022 season. Brown worked 10.0 innings allowing no hits and struck out 21 batters in the process. He tossed a no-hitter against Calvary Baptist with 17 strikeouts. At the plate, Brown was 8-for-15 with a triple and five runs scored.

Trip Dobson, Catholic-BR

Dobson defined the term Utility during the opening week where he played four different positions including pitcher. At the plate, he was 8-for-17 where he hit a pair of doubles and drove in four runs in the process as well as stole a base. Overall, he led the Bears to wins over St. Paul, Parkview, Gulfport, MS and Ponchatoula.

Gavin Guidry, Barbe

Gavin Guidry helped take down cross-town rival St. Louis in a 1-0 effort after having tossed 5.0 innings allowing only two hits and a walk while striking out 10 batters. For the week, Guidry batted 8-for-17 with a double and drove in four RBI while stealing six bases.

Andrew Prejean, Holy Savior Menard

Prejean went 2-0 on the mound in the opening week of the season highlighted by 11 innings of work where he allowed just one earned run to score on three hits. He struck out 17 batters in the process to help lead the Eagles to a 4-1 start overall.

Will Turner, Franklinton

Turner dominated his opponents in the first week where he struck out 27 batters in 12 innings while only giving up one hit. The Demond pitcher tossed a no-hitter against Albany and struck out 12 while also driving in a run on a double. Against Northlake Christian, he allowed just one hit and struck out 15 more.

Landen Williams, North DeSoto

Williams recorded a complete-game victory on the mound with nine strikeouts and just one earned run to help lead the Griffins to victories in their first week of play. At the plate, he was 6-for-8 with a double and two RBIs.