Barbe’s Gavin Guidry lands on 2021 18U USA National Baseball Team
SARASOTA, Fla. (KPLC) - Barbe pitcher/infielder Gavin Guidry has had a standout 2021. The year got better Tuesday when the rising senior learned he was named to the USA Baseball 2021 18U National Team as a utility player. The final 26-man roster will compete in a seven-game friendship series against Canada from September 3-9. The series will be hosted at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, and LECOM Park and Pirate City in Bradenton.
Guidry is an LSU commit and was the starting pitcher in the Class 5A title game against West Monroe. Guidry led the way for the Bucs on the mound as he would only allow three hits in his seven innings of work to earn the game’s Most Outstanding Player Award. He’d finish with nine punch-outs in the game. During the state tournament, Guidry and Jack Walker combined for 18 innings of work vs. Sam Houston and West Monroe allowing just two hits, eight walks and no runs.
The 18U National Team is led by Manager Jason Maxwell, who is serving as a national team manager for the second time after guiding the 15U National Team to its first world championship in 2018. Maxwell is joined on staff by assistant coaches Michael Cuddyer and Jack Wilson, as well as Brad Penny, who is serving as the team’s pitching coach.
The full 2021 18U National Team schedule can be found here.
2021 18U National Team Roster
(Name; Position; Hometown; School)
Joe Allen; RHP; Hampton Falls, N.H.; Winnacunnet
^Kade Anderson; LHP; Madisonville, La.; St. Paul’s
RJ Austin; UTIL; Atlanta, Ga.; Pace Academy
*^Karson Bowen; C; Anaheim Hills, Calif.; Orange Lutheran
*^Ryan Clifford; OF/1B; Raleigh, N.C.; Pro5 Academy
Andrew Dutkanych; RHP; Indianapolis, Ind.; Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory
Jackson Ferris; LHP; Mount Airy, N.C.; IMG Academy
Cade Fisher; LHP; Dalton, Ga.; Northwest Whitfield County
^Walter Ford; RHP; McCalla, Ala.; McAdory
Elijah Green; OF; Windermere, Fla.; IMG Academy
Gavin Guidry; UTIL; Lake Charles, La.; Alfred M. Barbe
Jackson Holliday; MIF; Stillwater, Okla.; Stillwater
Jayden Hylton; 1B; Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; Palm Beach Gardens
^Walker Jenkins; OF; Oak Island, N.C.; South Brunswick
*Termarr Johnson; MIF; Atlanta, Ga.; Mays
Druw Jones; OF; Suwanee, Ga.; Wesleyan
Michael Kennedy; LHP; Troy, N.Y.; Troy
Gavin Kilen; MIF; Milton, Wis.; Milton
Paxton Kling; OF; Roaring Spring, Pa.; Central
^Blake Mitchell; UTIL; Sinton, Texas; Sinton
Owen Murphy; UTIL; Riverside, Ill.; Riverside Brookfield
Jack O’Connor; RHP; Arlington, Va.; Bishop O’Connell
Brennan Phillips; LHP; Owasso, Okla.; Owasso
*Louis Rodriguez; RHP; Long Beach, Calif.; Orange Lutheran
Oliver Santos; LHP; Newport Coast, Calif.; Orange Lutheran
Riley Stanford; OF/RHP; Gainesville, Ga.; Buford
*Denotes USA Baseball National Team alum
^Denotes past NTDP participant
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