The Beaumont Gladiators have produced another impressive crop of players that have earned college scholarships. Three will stay home and play for Lamar
Josh Hranicky – LHP – Port Neches, Texas/Port Neches-Groves HS
High School: Rated as the No. 69 player in the state of Texas by Prep Baseball Report … A Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-American … Ranked among the nation’s top 500 players … Guided PNG to the 2017 State Championship … Garnered first-team all-state honors, and was named 5A state pitcher of the year … Also received second-team all-district honors at first base … Named district MVP … A member of the Beaumont Enterprise Super Gold Team … A multi-sport athlete, Hranicky also earned honorable mention all-district honors on the football field. Josh Hranicky – LHP – Port Neches, Texas/Port Neches-Groves HS
LU Head Coach Will Davis on Josh Hranicky:
“Josh is the kind of elite prospect from the Golden Triangle that I hoped to convince to stay home and go to Lamar when I first got the job. He is a big-bodied left handed pitcher that will remind fans of New York Yankees star CC Sabathia. Josh runs his fastball up to 91 with great life, I can’t wait to get him working with Sned on his secondary pitches and see where he can take Josh. Josh was instrumental in PNG’s run to the state championship last year and is the starting left tackle on the playoff-bound football team.”
Braydon Creduer – RHP – Nederland, Texas/Nederland HS
High School: Ranked as the 81st player in the state of Texas according to Prep Baseball Report … A Perfect Game Underclassmen All-American … A top 500 nationally ranked player … Named to the Perfect Game All-Tournament team … A 2017 Texas Prep 5A Preseason All-Houston Team selection … Has garnered all-district recognition since his sophomore year.
LU Head Coach Will Davis on Braydon Creduer:
“Braydon is a pitch-ability right hander who shows good feel for three pitches already. Braydon’s ability to command a changeup is very advanced for a high school senior and speaks to his understanding of pitching. Braydon’s fastball reaches 90 mph in its own right but his ability to command a fastball, slider, and change up is what really excites us about him.”
Reese Durand – CF – Jasper, Texas/Jasper HS
High School: Rated as the No. 111 player in the state of Texas by Prep Baseball Report … Garnered district defensive player of the year honors following his junior season … Was named first-team all-district as a sophomore … Had an impact with Jasper during his rookie year, earning district newcomer of the year honors following his freshman campaign.
LU Head Coach Will Davis on Reese Durand:
“Reese was the first person that we offered in the 2018 class. He has game changing speed and has already shown an elite glove in centerfield. He reminds me of a kid that I coached at LSU named Andrew Stevenson who is already in the big leagues and really fits the profile of the type of athlete that we are trying to build this program around.”