|City/State:||Lake Charles, La.|
|High School:||Sam Houston HS|
A hard-nosed catcher/infielder who brings a lot of toughness to the team ... excellent hitter who should contribute to the lineup this season.
Batted .514 in 2011 and earned first-team Class 4A all-State honors ... also voted first-team all-State in 2008 and 2009 ... hit .454 with seven home runs in 2010; batted .540 with four homers in 2009 and hit .440 with three homers in 2008 ... led the 16U USA National Team to the gold medal at the 2009 World Youth Championships in Taiwan ... played quarterback for the Sam Houston football team and accounted for 1,800 total yards and 29 touchdowns rushing and passing in 2010 ... an Honor Roll student and a member of the Student Council.
Full name is Evan Christopher Powell ... parents are Chris and Tamma Powell ... has one younger brother, Garrett ... majoring in management at LSU ... born February 15, 1993.