EUNICE — After leading LSU-Eunice baseball's program to its 10th 50-win season, several key members of the 2019 Bengals have signed to play at four-year schools.
"As a coach, you want to put your players in a position to succeed while they are with you, but more importantly, get them in a spot to continue playing the game they love," LSU Eunice head coach Jeff Willis said. "This group of young men did a great job of competing for us and I look forward to watching them excel in the next step of their journey."
A nucleus of this year's sophomore class will be moving to Southland Conference schools. Landon Clifton and Evan Keller will be teammates as they join Southeastern Louisiana.
Andrew Sheridan moves closer to move to play for the reigning SLC tournament champions, McNeese State. Austin Kirkpatrick makes the trek up north to Northwestern State.
A pair of Bengals will also head out to Texas to play in the Southland, with Tristan Welch signing with Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Tod Gauthe heading to Stephen F. Austin.
Two players will stay in the LSU system as Bren Faulk will play for LSU Alexandria and Brennan Maddox joins LSU-Shreveport to play baseball and basketball.
Dane Dixon will be joining UL's Ragin' Cajuns. Gage Trahan will also play in the Sun Belt Conference as he heads to Arkansas-Little Rock.
Jacob Spell makes the longest trip to his next stop, Georgia Southwestern of the Peach Belt Conference.
More sophomores are expected to join the current 11 Bengals that have signed to play elsewhere. The sophomore class leaves LSU-E with a school-best 110-14 record.