Dutchtown’s Troy Lewis headed for Coastal Carolina

Michael Tortorich
Dutchtown baseball coach Chris Schexnaydre, far left, speaks as Troy Lewis and his family look on. Lewis signed with Coastal Carolina Monday afternoon in the Dutchtown gym.

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The sheer number of supporters who crowded the lobby of the Dutchtown High School gym Monday afternoon was not lost on baseball coach Chris Schexnaydre.

The high turnout was there to see standout player Troy Lewis officially sign with Coastal Carolina.

As Lewis’ family and friends looked on, Schexnaydre pointed out the kind of support Dutchtown players have received. Just days before, Lewis’ teammate, Jacob Waguespack, signed to play baseball for Ole Miss.

“It feels incredible,”?Lewis said, referring to the festivities surrounding his signing day.

As his dream is to one day play professional baseball, Lewis said the move to South Carolina may be far, but it is an aspect of going through the baseball ranks to travel.

“I?really liked the campus,”?he said. “It’s close to Myrtle Beach. My dream is to play pro ball, so traveling is a part of that.”

Lewis has been away from home before as he has played in different areas over the last two summers.

Schexnaydre said Lewis will be called on for senior leadership this upcoming season.

“We look for him to continue to do the things he’s done the last few years,” Schexnaydre said. “He’s been solid for us.”

Lewis pitched a no-hitter against Destrehan last season.

He was the District 6-5A Player of the Year last year.