by David Folse II
In 2019, the Louisiana Little League squad from River Ridge made history by capturing the state’s first-ever World Championship.
Three years later, LSU baseball coach Jay Johnson has secured his first verbal commitment from that squad in 2025 infielder Marshall Louque.
Continuing to progress and grow on the field since that 2019 run, Louque came onto the prep season with a bang in 2022 at Lutcher High School. The 6-2, 190-pound infielder was voted the Most Outstanding Player in Class 3A after hitting .475 with six home runs and driving in 52. He was equally as impressive on the mound, going 7-2 with a 0.72 ERA.
Bottom 9…bases loaded…tie game…BALLGAME! pic.twitter.com/03la741efT— Lutcher Baseball (@LutcherBaseball) March 20, 2022
Choosing the Tigers over defending National Champion Ole Miss and Louisiana Tech, Louque said the time was perfect for him announcing his verbal commitment.
“I wanted to build a relationship with a good coaching staff and LSU has that,” he said. “Mix that with the fact that LSU is close to home and it was the perfect fit. Time was right to make the decision and get it out of the way.
“My family is going to get to see me play. It’s really a dream come true. I mean it’s LSU Baseball, that’s all you have really got to say. “I grew up watching LSU play. Mikie Mahtook and Alex Bregman were my favorite players.”
Little Leaguer Marshall Louque looks up to his little brother Maddox, who was diagnosed with kidney cancer earlier this year, but is still in Williamsport supporting his big brother ❤️#LLWS pic.twitter.com/sUQSsKiZyp— ESPN (@espn) August 21, 2019
Camping at LSU about a month ago, Louque continued to talk about how the coaching staff and the relationship he continues to build with them remains one of the biggest reasons he is going to be a Tiger.
“The best coaching staff in college baseball,” he said. “I mean look at (pitching coach) Wes Johnson. He was in the Big Leagues a season ago. My goal at LSU is to try and come in here and do both. This coaching staff is going to help me accomplish exactly that.”