Lutcher’s Webster signs with Southern

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 11, 1999

MICHAEL KIRAL / L’Observateur / August 11, 1999

BATON ROUGE – Lutcher’s Cleavon Webster was one of eight players signed by Southern University baseball coach Roger Cador recently.

Webster helped lead the Bulldogs to the Class 3A state championship game this year. E.D. White defeated the Bulldogs, 11-1, for the state title.Webster was a first team all-District 10-3A selection as an utility player and an all-River Parishes pick at designated hitter. The firstbaseman/catcher, who started his final two seasons at Lutcher, batted .405 with four home runs, 35 runs batted in and 33 runs scored in hissenior year.

“He was one of our main seniors that led the team,” Lutcher head baseball coach Scott Tribble said. “He was one of the players that helped us get asfar as we got.”Others signing with the Jaguars were McKinley center fielder Larry Anderson, Morgan City pitcher Freddie Calloway Jr., Willow Ridge(Houston) pitcher Dominique Capehart, outfielder Jay McBride from St.

Louis, former Southern Lab infielder Chris Peters, Morgan City outfielder Harold Ross and Loreauville first baseman/ pitcher Kevin Vital.

“It’s a good school,” Webster, who had already decided to attend Southern before signing, said. “If I wasn’t playing baseball, I was going to Southernanyway. I like the program. They have a good baseball team and I likebeing a part of it.”Webster said he reports to school Aug. 14.

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