2024 Team Preview: Cedar Ridge Raiders

Source: Prep Baseball

Coach Daryl Reaves and his Cedar Ridge Raiders look to rebound in 2024 behind their veteran defense and team athleticism. The Raiders will be led by a pair of uncommitted Seniors who earned All-District honors in 2023 in OF/RHP Nick Bonacci (.261, 15 Runs/2nd Team All-District Reliever in 2023) and OF Omari Johnson (.269, 24 Runs, 10 SB/2nd Team All-District in 2023). Another Senior duo returning in 2024 are UTIL/RHP Carson Reeves (Uncommitted – .297, 19 Runs, 7 SB; 1.13 ERA in 2023) and C Peyton Dulin (Uncommitted – 8 2B, 12 RBI in 2023). Cedar Ridge also returns an exciting trio of Juniors who had very good seasons in 2023 in INF Hudson Hartgrove (Louisiana Tech Commit – .337, 6 2B, 23 Runs/1st Team All-District in 2023), UTIL/LHP Matthew Fletcher (Uncommitted – 25-6A Newcomer OTY in 2023), and UTIL Blake Milberger (Uncommitted – .296; 3.76 ERA/3rd Team All-District in 2023). Hartgrove, who is currently ranked No. 69 in the 2025 state rankings and fresh off a commitment to LA Tech, showed some pop at the plate (92.2 mph max exit velocity) and a strong arm in the infield (91 mph) at a recent event this fall. A rising Junior for Cedar Ridge to keep an eye on in 2024 is RHP/INF Kianu Santos (Uncommitted). The Raiders will look to Freshman C Riggs Gordon as a potential impact bat right away to begin his high school career in 2024. After last season looked to be a rebuilding year for the Raiders, look for Cedar Ridge to rebound and continue building toward the future with their veteran defense and athleticism in 2024.

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