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2018 LSWA All-State Baseball and Softball Teams


Class 5A All-State

By JIM DERRY

Special to the LSWA

Winning a state championship certainly is not a requirement when it comes to Player of the Year honors. Winning titles did not hurt the case of the two players who lead the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Class 5A baseball/softball all-state teams.

Ouachita Parish’s Abby Allen and John Curtis’ Cade Beloso, who were named the Most Valuable Players in softball and baseball, respectively, by an LSWA panel.

Just a sophomore, Allen hit .505 with 13 home runs and 48 RBIs for the Lions, which rallied from a seven-run deficit against Hahnville to win 10-9. Allen went 2-for-4 with a double, a RBI and two runs scored in the victory.

LSU signee Beloso led the Patriots to their second consecutive state championship, hitting .489 with 13 homers and 37 RBIs. He was 2-for-3 in the Division I state title victory over St. Paul’s.

Two New Orleans-area coaches were honored by the LSWA. After just missing in 2017, Jeff Curtis was named the 5A Coach of the Year for baseball after his team that won a second straight Division I title and finished 31-4, including just two losses against Louisiana opponents.

Hahnville’s Jerry Nugent is the 5A Coach of the Year for softball. The Tigers also went 31-4.

Other All-State honorees in baseball include three members from John Curtis, including pitchers Will Ripoll and Ian Landreneau, as well as catcher Jay Curtis. Sulphur placed two on the team in pitcher Chance Stone and outfielder Connor Cooke. Zachary also placed two in outfielder River Town and utility player Rhett Hebert.

The Patriots also placed multiple players make 5A softball squad, as freshman outfielder Sierra Sacco and senior utility player Alyssa Dean were honored. Ouachita had three players honored in Allen, Alyssa Allen and pitcher Allie Ellerbe.

Mt. Carmel had Shelby Wickersham and Jordyn Perkins, on the team. Alexandria’s Caroline Manzer and Briahna Bennett also were named to the team.

2018 CLASS 5A SPRING ALL-STATE CHARTS

BASEBALL

Pos Player School Class Stats

P Will Ripoll John Curtis Sr. 10-0

P Ian Landreneau John Curtis Sr. 10-0

P Chance Stone Sulphur Sr. 10-2

P Brant Husser Central Sr. 9-2

C Jay Curtis John Curtis Sr. .394

IF Cade Beloso John Curtis Sr. .489

IF Antonio Gauthier Barbe Sr. .398

IF Cade Doughty Denham Springs Jr. .327

IF Hunter Tabb Acadiana Sr. .390

OF Connor Cooke Sulphur Sr. .393

OF Eric Williams Parkway Sr. .385

OF River Town Zachary Sr. .410

UTL CJ Willis Ruston Sr. .375

UTL Rhett Hebert Zachary Sr. .446

UTL Jacob Scherer St. Paul’s Jr. 8-3

UTL Austin Andrishok Catholic 6-1

UTL Hunter May Northshore Sr. .330

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: CADE BELOSO, JOHN CURTIS

COACH OF THE YEAR: JEFF CURTIS, JOHN CURTIS

Honorable mention: Christian Boudreaux, H.L. Bourgeois; Austin Labat, H.L. Bourgeois; Aaron Lee, Thibodaux; Drake Babin, Central Lafourche; Johnathan Potter, Central Lafourche; Mason Turner, Terrebonne; Noah Clement; Thibodaux; Braxston Lovell, Terrebonne; Carson Romero, New Iberia; Hadyn Stutes, Sulphur; Colton Frank, LaGrange; Christian Hess, Jesuit; Brett Sanchez, Northshore; Zack Smith, Covington; Will Spears, St. Augustine; Joe Delaney, Brother Martin; Will Moran, Jesuit; Chris Collet, Holy Cross; Jake Laws, Mandeville; Landon Marceaux, Destrehan; Issac Duplechain, Barbe; Jonathan Suggs, West Monroe; Jake Hammond, Ouachita; Kasten Furr, Ruston; Reid DuBois, Captain Shreve; Nick Heckman, Haughton; Stephen Smith, Captain Shreve; Haydan Helms, Natchitoches Central; Josh Fortunberry, Natchitoches Central; Brenton Thiels, Alexandria; Nathan Keller, Zachary; Silas Ardoin, Sam Houston; Brennan Lambert, Catholic; Alex Milazzo, Zachary; Dwayne Wright, Alexandria; Cam Bates, Pineville; Scott Jones, Sulphur; Bryson Connell, Airline; Blake Shapen, Evangel; Noah Gondran, Evangel; Brandon Riley, Ouachita; Hunter LeBlanc, Hahnville; Bryan Bergeron, Catholic; Sam Kenerson, Central; Chase DeJean, West Monroe; Brandon Babin, Central Lafourche; Mateo Beltran, Acadiana; Brandon Pope, Acadiana; Michael Lee, Hammond; Brent Williams, Hammond; Caleb Reese, Parkway; Jerry Couch, Airline; Julien Deleon, Byrd; Peyton Stoval, Haughton.

SOFTBALL

Pos   Player        School       Class          Stats

P Shelby Wickersham Mount Carmel Sr. 16-5

P Montana Young Northshore So. 22-6

P Allie Ellerbe Ouachita Sr. 28-2

P Jenny Griggers Sam Houston Jr. 30-4

C Abby Allen Ouachita So. .505

IF Bayleigh Baudoin Hahnville Jr. .543

IF Jordyn Perkins Mount Carmel Sr. .578

IF Alyssa Allen Ouachita Sr. .442

IF Taylor Tidwell St. Amant Sr. .598

OF Sierra Sacco John Curtis Fr. .520

OF Caroline Manzer Alexandria Sr. .459

OF Maddie Hayden West Monroe Fr. .472

UTL Briahna Bennett Alexandria Sr. 17-11

UTL Sydni Larriviere Acadiana Sr. .427

UTL Jordyn Manning Ouachita Jr. .435

UTL Raegan Willis Central Sr. .417

UTL Alyssa Dean John Curtis Sr. .443

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: ABBY ALLEN, OUACHITA

COACH OF THE YEAR: JERRY NUGENT, HAHNVILLE

Honorable mention: Lisa Wilson, H.L. Bourgeois; Bree Aguillard, Terrebonne; Abbie Bonvillain, Thibodaux; McKenzie Champagne, Central Lafourche; Julia Oubre, Ponchatoula; Sophia Nuzzolillo, Ponchatoula; Gabby Albi, Fontainebleau; Cameron Goodman, John Curtis; Anna Grace Magee, Mandeville; Bella Brocato, Dominican; Mallory Subervielle, Northshore; Abby Alonzo, Mt. Carmel; Danielle Duplay, Hahnville; Madison Cruz, Chapelle; Bri Neal, John Curtis; Madilyn Giglio, Mt. Carmel; Carli Judice, New Iberia; Jenna Comeaux, Comeaux; Grace O’Berry, Mandeville; Karly Taranto, Hahnville; Harlie Robinson, Ruston; Jordan Moon, Hammond; Alyssa Romano, St. Amant; Emily Danehower, Central; Raelin Chaffin, Airline; Kamryn Keller, Hahnville; Brett Leiva, Live Oak; Riley Duke, Southwood; Allie Amerson, Ponchatoula; Madyson Carruth, Alexandria; Georgia Manzer, Alexandria; Kacee Mertens, Pinville; Tiya Randle, Ouachita; Madelyn Fletcher, Ouachita; Addison Pullen, Ruston; Jordan Lafosse, Sam Houston; Jill Poullard, Sam Houston; Maddie Ennis, Airline; Makenzie Chaffin, Airline; Tally Turnbow, Evangel; Taylor Mayo, Evangel; Amberlyn Alfano, Mandeville; Gracie Trahan, Acadiana; Ty Robinson, Pineville; Chelsey Ryan, Ponchatoula; Ashlynn Blake, Natchitoches Central; Maddie Pourciaux, Sam Houston; Chrislyn Ryan, Sulphur; Jadyn Rumfellow, St. Amant; Adelle Chapman, Pineville; Cassidy Rhea, West Monroe; Gracie Devall, Sulphur; Chesni Jones, Sulphur; Kylie Bergeron, Barbe.



Class 4A All-State

By Warren Arceneaux
Written for LSWA
An ace pitcher and slugging infielder who led their teams to state
championships headline the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Class 4A All-State baseball and softball teams.
Peyton Lejeune of Teurlings Catholic was voted the Most Valuable Player on the baseball squad after compiling an 11-3 record. Annemarie Peavy, who hit a blistering .521 with 10 home runs to help Parkview Baptist win the Division II softball championship, was selected as the MVP for the softball squad.

The LSWA’s baseball Coach of the Year is J. D. Stephens of Benton, who led the ninth-seeded Tigers on a surprise run to the Class 4A state
championship. The Tigers knocked off top seed Breaux Bridge, No. 5
seed West Ouachita and No. 3 seed DeRidder en route to the title.

DeRidder’s Todd Schulz was picked as the Coach of the Year after leading his team to the first softball title in the program’s history.  The The Dragons beat the state’s two top-seeded teams, West Ouachita and Morgan City, to claim the crown.
Joining Lejeune on the baseball team are fellow pitchers Luke
Honeycutt of West Ouachita (9-2), Blake Ougel of South Lafourche
(11-2) and Cole Mouton of Breaux Bridge (9-0). The catcher is Julian
Leon of Breaux Bridge (.366). Infielders are Peyton parker of West
Ouachita (.357), Kanin Dodge of Teurlings Catholic (.342), M.D. Talley
of Neville (.417) and Christian Gonzalez of Breaux Bridge (.464).
Outfielders are Wes Toups of E.D. White (.475), Cameron LeJeune of
DeRidder (.392) and Connor Joffrion of Parkview Baptist (.361).
Utility players are Chipper Menard of DeRidder (11-2), Rensuke
Higashihama of Riverdale (7-2), Mason Pesson of St. Thomas More (9-1) and Hayden Judice of Teurlings Catholic.
Pitchers on the softball team are Kennedy Hebert of Morgan City
(25-5), Shelby Carlson of West Ouachita (12-5), Anna Bordelon of
Parkview Baptist (13-1) and Lauren Parson of DeRidder (17-7). Catcher
is Kelsey Mobley of Grant (.404).
Infielders are Peavy, Madison Prejean of St. Thomas More (.409),
Mackenzi David of Teurlings Catholic (.500) and Jana Boudreaux of
Cecilia (.458).
Outfielders are Ashlyn Roach of West Ouachita (.528), Audrey Greely of Parkview Baptist (.579) and Kailey LaFrere of DeRidder (.368).
Utility Paitlyn Desormeaux of STM (.402), Alexis Wadsworth of Pearl
River (.567), Hailey Ebey of North DeSoto (.408), Allie Vincent of
Morgan City (.505) and Katylon Ward of Grant (18-14).

2018 Class 4A All-State Charts

BASEBALL

Pos Player School Class Stats

P Luke Honeycutt West Ouachita Sr. 9-2

P Blake Ougel South Lafourche Sr. 11-2

P Cole Mouton Breaux Bridge Jr. 9-0

P Peyton Lejeune Teurlings Jr. 11-3

C Julian Leon Breaux Bridge Sr. .366

IF Peyton Parker West Ouachita Jr. .357

IF Kanin Dodge Teurlings Jr. .342

IF M.D. Talley Neville Jr. .417

IF Christian Gonzalez Breaux Bridge Jr. .464

OF Wes Toups E.D. White Jr. .475

OF Cameron LeJeune DeRidder Jr. .392

OF Connor Joffrion Parkview Baptist Sr. .361

UTL Chipper Menard DeRidder So. 11-2

UTL Rensuke Higashihama Riverdale Sr. 7-2

UTL Andrew McPherson Benton Sr. ???

UTL Mason Pesson St. Thomas More Sr. 9-1

UTL Hayden Judice Teurlings Sr. 10-0

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: PEYTON LEJEUNE, TEURLINGS CATHOLIC

COACH OF THE YEAR: J.D. STEPHENS, BENTON

Honorable mention: Larry Barabino, Warren Easton; Collin DeSandro, E.D. White Catholic; Austin Cantrelle, South Lafourche; Davis Arceneaux, South Lafourche; Kaleb Blanchard, Assumption; Chandler Breaux, Assumption; John Theriot, Vandebilt Catholic; Cameron Folse, E.D. White Catholic; Dylan Talbot, Vandebilt Catholic; Jack Blanchard, South Lafourche; Morrquis Charles, Morgan City; Logan Tingle, Morgan City; William LaRocca, Morgan City; Landon Credeur, Cecilia; Connor Robin, Cecilia ; Nick Talamo, Salmen; Peyton Callendar, Parkview Baptist; Thomas Wilhite, West Ouachita; Luke Cagle, Neville; Dylan Coburn, Tioga; Josh Humphries, Buckeye; Johnathan Harmon, Leesville; Dakota Courtney, DeRidder; Devin DeSandro, E.D. White; Tanner Dalfrey, Breaux Bridge; Darian Charles, Westgate; Drew McDaniel, St. Thomas More; Cody Morgan, Cecilia; Garrett Hable, Benton; Carson Curtis, North DeSoto; Hunter Gaston, North DeSoto; Sebastian Jenkins, Westgate; Dain Turner, Teurlings Catholic; Dustin Phillippe, Parkview Baptist; Cole Horton, Benton; Will Cryer, St. Thomas More; Damarcus James, Rayne; Alex Savoy, Rayne; Cullan Hartzog, Parkview Baptist; Issac Williams, Tioga; Tristan Doyle, Leesville; Darian Richard, Rayne; Cayden Meeks, West Ouachita; Alex Bland, Lutcher; Blake McGehee, Tioga; Wallace Davis, Cecilia; Andre Beaudoin, Salmen; Michael Haynes, Neville; Kolby Bourgeois, Lutcher; Preston Matlock, Northwood; Drew Hudson, Northwood; Gerardo Velazquez, North DeSoto; Hunter Wilkes, Minden.

SOFTBALL

Pos   Player        School       Class          Stats

P Kennedy Hebert Morgan City Sr. 25-5

P Shelby Carlson West Ouachita Jr. 12-5

P Anna Bordelon Parkview Baptist Sr. 13-1

P Lauren Parson DeRidder Sr. 17-7

P Myka Lester Westlake Jr. 18-8

C Kelsey Mobley Grant  Sr. .404

IF Madison Prejean St. Thomas More Fr. .409
IF Mackenzi David Teurlings Jr. .500
IF Jana Boudreaux Cecilia Jr. .458

IF Annemarie Peavy Parkview Baptist Sr. .521
OF Ashlyn Roach West Ouachita So. .538
OF Audrey Greely Parkview Baptist Jr. .579
OF Kailey LeFrere DeRidder Sr. .368
UTL Paitlyn Desormeaux St. Thomas More Jr. .402

UTL Alexis Wadsworth Pearl River Fr. .567

UTL Haily Ebey North DeSoto Sr. .408

UTL Allie Vincent Morgan City Sr. .505

UTL Katylon Ward Grant Sr. 18-14

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: ANNEMARIE PEAVY, PARKVIEW BAPTIST

COACH OF THE YEAR: TODD SCHULZ, DERIDDER

Honorable mention: Haylie Crappell, Morgan City; Gracie Verrett, Morgan City; Abbey Aysen, Assumption; Scout Blades, E.D. White Catholic; Maddie Gros, E.D. White Catholic; Mattie Boudreaux, Assumption; Alexis Clifton, Assumption; Emily John, Assumption; Brookelyn Sweeney, Belle Chasse.; Alara Taylor, Lakeshore; Riley DeLaval, St. Scholastica; Lauren Bloomer, Neville; Lacey Bonvillain, Beau Chene; Shelby Blaine, Northwood; Maddie Dauzart, Buckeye; Amanda Shelby, Neville; Taylor Cobb, DeRidder; Maicey Spillers, West Ouachita; Lauren Kreyenbuhl, Leesville; Bella Houck, Leesville; Zakayla Collins, Leesville; Keyana Poteat, Leesville; Layni Smith, Buckeye; Cami Courville, Cecilia; Madison Watson, Parkview Baptist; Brooklyn Green, DeRidder; Kaylea Godron, Grant; Bailey Pentz, Buckeye; Molli Perry, St. Thomas More; Jordie Wilhite, West Ouachita; Aubrey Joslin, DeRidder; Sydney Webster, North DeSoto; Alexis Dennis, Buckeye; Ashley Hunter, Benton.



Class 3A All-State

By Kelly McElroy 
The Courier/the Daily Comet 
One player who delivered strikes and another whose specialty was catching them lead the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Class 3A All-State baseball and softball teams.

Iota High junior pitcher Hunter Wriborg is the 3A Most Valuable Player for baseball, while North Vermilion High senior catcher Kaylee Lopez is the 3A MVP for softball. 
Wriborg led Iota to the Class 3A runner-up title after going 10-1 with 75 strikeouts and a 0.86 ERA. Lopez, a McNeese State signee, hit .645 with a 1.514 slugging percentage, 18 doubles, three triples, 23 homers and 74 RBIs and helped North Vermilion to the second round of the playoffs.     
Berwick High baseball coach Brandon Bravata and Crowley High softball coach Josh Schrader won the Coach of the Year honors for the LSWA squads selected by a panel of sportswriters. 
Bravata, in his first season as head coach of the Panthers, took fourth-seeded Berwick (29-8) to the program’s first state title since 1978 a despite graduating six starters from a 2017 team that reached the 3A semifinals. 
Schrader, who just completed his fourth season at Crowley, led the ninth-seeded Ladies to a 25-9 overall record, an upset of No. 1 Brusly in the quarterfinals and the program’s first ever semifinal appearance. 
Joining Wriborg as first-team pitchers on the baseball team are junior Cody Cook (8-2) of De La Salle, junior Trey Rugg (12-1) of Sterlington and junior Mitchell Sanford (7-1) of Berwick. 
The catcher is senior Josh Youngblood (.421) of Eunice. The infield consists of junior Robby Gilbert (.404) of St. Charles, senior Jarrett McDonald (.480) of Sterlington, senior Will Doughty (.403) of Iota and senior Cameron Daigle (.482) of Brusly. 
In the outfield, selections include senior Brooks Rushworth (.386) of Sterlington, sophomore Andrew Ashby (.444) of Iota and senior Jaden Brasseaux (.459) of Eunice. 
Senior Kyle Pitre (9-3) of Berwick, junior Chase Fisher (.377) of South Beauregard, junior Jacob Burke (.351) of University, senior Tyler Theriot (10-3) of Brusly and senior Grant Upton (9-1) of University were picked as utility players. 
The four softball pitchers are junior Victoria Abrams (11-0) of Caldwell, sophomore Brittney Turner (19-7) of Albany, junior Nella LaGrange (22-8) of Crowley and junior Myka Lester (18-8) of Westlake. 
Junior Phoebe Spell (.505) of Crowley, junior Whitney Tate (.661) of Caldwell, senior Kayelea Dearmon (.464) of Jena and senior Kylie Naomi (.471) of North Vermilion are the infielders. 
In the outfield consists of sophomore KB Briley (.485) of  Sterlington, senior Teri Johnson (.505) of Iota and junior Jaclyn Deason of South Beauregard (.450). 
The five utility players chosen are junior Mary-Cathryn Comeaux (18-5) of Brusly, senior Jade Brady (15-2) of St. Charles, senior Allie Hutton (18-6) of Hannan, senior Caroline Julian (.520) of St. Charles and freshman Makenzie Droddy (.465) of Iota. 

2018 LSWA CLASS 3A CHARTS 

BASEBALL 
Pos Player School Class Stats 
P Cory Cook De La Salle Jr. 8-2 
P Trey Rugg Sterlington Jr. 12-1 
P Mitchell Sanford Berwick Jr. 7-1 
P Hunter Wriborg Iota Jr. 10-1 
C Josh Youngblood Eunice Sr. .421 
IF Robby Gilbert St. Charles Jr. .404 
IF Jarrett McDonald Sterlington Sr. .480 
IF Will Doughty Iota Sr. .403 
IF Cameron Daigle Brusly Sr. 482 
OF Brooks Rushworth Sterlington Sr. 386 
OF Andrew Ashby Iota So. .444 
OF Jaden Brasseaux Eunice Sr. .459 
UTL Kyle Pitre Berwick Sr. 9-3 
UTL Chase Fisher South Beauregard Jr. .377 
UTL Jacob Burke University Jr. .351 
UTL Tyler Theriot Brusly Sr. 10-3 
UTL Grant Upton University Sr. 9-1 

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: HUNTER WRIBORG, IOTA 
COACH OF THE YEAR: BRANDON BRAVATA, BERWICK 
Honorable mention: Zeph Hoffpauir, Berwick; Alec Mahler, St. James; Randy Paul, Patterson; UT Travis Racca, Westlake; Michael Harlow, Westlake; Kole Myers, Jennings; Carson Clowers, Sterlington, Sr; Grant Sanders, Iowa; Haeden Joubert, Iowa; Dyami Huntsberry, Iowa; Adam Tubbs, Sterlington; Logan Gray, St. Louis; Jonathan Matherne, Loranger; Cole Harper, Loranger; Tristan Miller, Iota; Matthew Storment, Loyola; Lucas Hatch, Berwick; Nick Lucido, Hannan; Jeremiah Ceasar, St. Louis; Jon Deven Mouton, Iota; Mason Granger, Erath; Darian Duhon, North Vermilion; Tyler Darbonne, Eunice; Chance Lyon, Loyola; Will Safford, University; Reid Wiley, Berwick; Luke Colona, Loranger; Chandler Leblanc, Erath; Damon Fountain, St. Louis; Stephen Klein, De La Salle; Sam Mondisette, North Webster; Fox Vidrine, University.



SOFTBALL 
Pos   Player        School       Class          Stats 
P Victoria Abrams Caldwell Jr. 11-0 
P Brittney Turner Albany So. 19-7 
P Nella LaGrange Crowley Jr. 22-8 
P Myka Lester Westlake Jr. 18-8 
C Kaylee Lopez North Vermilion Sr. .645 
IF Phoebe Spell Crowley Jr. .505 
IF Whitney Tate Caldwell Jr. .661 
IF Kayelea Dearmon Jena Sr. .464 
IF Kylie Naomi North Vermilion Sr. .471 
OF KB Briley Sterlington So. .485 
OF Teri Johnson Iota Sr. .505 
OF Jaclyn Deason South Beauregard Jr. .450 
UTL Mary-Cathryn Comeaux Brusly Jr. 18-5 
UTL Jade Brady St. Charles Sr. 15-2 
UTL Allie Hutton Hannan Sr. 18-6 
UTL Caroline Julian St. Charles Sr. .520 
UTL Makenzie Droddy Iota Fr. 465 
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: KAYLEE LOPEZ, NORTH VERMILION 
COACH OF THE YEAR: JOSH SCHRADER, CROWLEY 

Honorable mention: Saige Gant, St. James; Maley Stein, St. James; Alyssa Gray, Berwick; Mecollet Bradley, De La Salle; Tanner Wilson, Sterlington; Carina Chargois, Kaplan; Karina Simpkins, South Beauregard; Hannhan Derouen, St. Louis; Rebekah Wood, Sterlington; Ashleigh Rowland, Caldwell; Shelby Wood, St. Louis; Gentry Spinks, Hannan; Sckylier Baronet, Crowley; Carson Lyon, Sterlington; Anna Hunt, Caldwell; Tia Brown, Jena; Kaci Payne, Albany; Madison Knight, Albany; Kyana Thymes; Kassidy Moore, Loyola; Tamia Brown, Jena; Sedrianna Wilson, Jena; Angel Bradford, Brusly; Heather Degenhardt, Albany; Katelyn Courville, St. Louis; Kiri Parker, St. James; Maryann Brame, Bolton; Tiffani Winkler, North Webster; Kennedee Morris, Westlake; Audrey Fisher, Westlake; Becca Hayes, South Beauregard.



Class 2A All-State

By James Bewers

Written for the LSWA

The Louisiana Sports Writer Association’s Class 2A All-State baseball and softball squads are heavy on the Cajun flair, with Acadiana area schools claiming three of the top four honors.

Notre Dame senior Marcella Gossen was named the LSWA’s Most Valuable Player for the Class 2A softball team, while Pioneers junior Chase Habetz was chosen as the MVP for the Class 2A baseball team.

Doyle’s Amanda Decell was voted softball Coach of the Year. Rob Segura of Loreauville was picked as Coach of the year for baseball team by a panel of sportswriters from across the state.

Gossen, a Nicholls State signee, is a three-time LSWA selection. She put up superb numbers batting .549 with 35 RBIs while owning a 2.90 ERA, before an ankle injury sidelined her for much of the playoffs.

It was Gossen who recorded the final three outs of the Pios’ 7-4 victory against Menard in the Division III championship game. It was Notre Dame’s first softball title since 2010.

Habetz, the District 7-2A MVP,  was 8-2 record and 1.62 ERA over 60 ⅓ innings pitched. Habetz also owned a .356 batting average with 21 RBIs.

After posting a 22-12 record and earning the No. 3 seed in the playoffs, Decell led Doyle to its first state title in school history its first championship game appearance in a decade. Segura led Loreauville (18-11), a No. 5 seed, to its first state crown in school history.

Gossen was selected as utility player on the All-State softball team. The team’s other utility players included Catholic-NI’s Meghan Robicheaux (.413), Doyle’s Marley Olivier (17-7), Winnfield’s Rachel Yocum (.488) and Kinder’s Sarah Gartman (19-4).

The pitchers selected to the All-State softball team are St. Thomas Aquinas’ Karlee Kraft (21-7), Notre Dame’s Sydnei Simon (9-1), Mangham’s Leann Franks (21-10) and Holy Savior Menard’s Olivia Johnson. Notre Dame’s Abbey Higginbotham (.488) is the catcher.

The infield consists of Riverside’s Lexi Johnson (.500), Winnfield’s Kassidy Grantadams (.526), Many’s Keely Dubois (.618) and Rosepine’s Haylee Brinlee (.465). The outfielders are St. Thomas Aquinas’ Brilee Broussard (.467), Doyle’s Sydney Taylor (.449) and Calvary Baptist’s Bree Newman (.438).

The pitchers joining Habetz on the All-State baseball team are Kinder’s Elijah Lavan (7-1), Catholic-NI’s Broc Romero and St. Thomas Aquinas’ Alex Egan (10-1). The catcher is Dunham’s Nick Harris (.505).

The infield is made up of Notre Dame’s Thomas Stevens (.444), Loreauville’s Mike Latulas (.429), Ascension Episcopal’s Seth Kerstetter (.463) and St. Thomas Aquinas’ Champ Artigues (.453). The outfield consists of Catholic-NI’s Kyle Evans (.382), Welsh’s Zach Hayes (.320) and Mangham’s Josh Keeton (.505).

The utility players chosen are DeQuincy’s Owen Tyler (.391), Loreauville’s Shajuan Nora (.390), Ascension Episcopal’s Sean-Michael Brady (8-1), Many’s Beau Ross (10-3) and Riverside’s Jordan Loving (.474).

2018 LSWA CLASS 2A BASEBALL/SOFTBALL CHARTS

BASEBALL

Pos Player School Class Stats

P Elijah Lavan Kinder Jr. 7-1

P Chase Habetz Notre Dame Jr. 8-2

P Broc Romero Catholic-New Iberia Sr. 7-2

P Alex Egan St. Thomas Aquinas Sr. 10-1

C Nick Harris Dunham Sr. .505

IF Thomas Stevens Notre Dame Sr. .444

IF Mike Latulas Loreauville So. .429

IF Seth Kerstetter Ascension Episcopal Jr. .463

IF Champ Artigues St. Thomas Aquinas Sr. .453

OF Kyle Evans Catholic-New Iberia Sr. .382

OF Zach Hayes Welsh Sr. .320

OF Josh Keeton Mangham Jr. .505

UTL Owen Tyler DeQuincy Sr. .391

UTL Shajuan Nora Loreauville Jr. .390

UTL Sean-Michael Brady Ascension Episcopal Jr. 8-1

UTL Beau Ross Many Jr. 10-3

UTL Jordan Loving Riverside Sr. .474

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: CHASE HABETZ, NOTRE DAME

COACH OF THE YEAR: ROB SEGURA, LOREAUVILLE

Honorable mention: Jock Silvia, Newman; Raul Barrera, Kinder; Tanner Young, Vinton; Brock Booker, Many; Austyn Benoit, Welsh; Sam Smith, St. Thomas Aquinas; Jaron Whitman, Lake Arthur; Hayden Hutson, Mangham; Collin Kirsch Notre Dame; Hunter Dugas, Catholic-NI; Gage Laurence, Dunham; Xavier Guillory, DeQuincy; Tristan Doucet, Lake Arthur; Brandon Tallo, St. Thomas Aquinas; Nic Suire, Dunham; Addison Landry, Lake Arthur; Caleb Washington, Loreauville; Luke Sweeney, St. Thomas Aquinas; Michael Fontenot, Kinder; Garrett Leach, Many; Christian Hill, Many; Cade Hart, Calvary; Will Derrick, Calvary; Rafael Rosales, Lakeview; Gavin Jones, Lakeside; Dalton Crumpler, Lakeside; Zacharyn Kellogg, Red River; Brett Jurek, Winnfield; Bailey Crowe, Menard; Ethan Miller, Rosepine; Justin Lawson, Winnfield; Cade Moreau, Menard; Justin Flynn, Menard;   

SOFTBALL

Pos   Player        School       Class          Stats

P Karlee Kraft St. Thomas Aquinas Sr. 21-7

P Sydnei Simon Notre Dame Jr. 9-1

P Leann Franks Mangham Sr. 21-10

P Olivia Johnson Menard So. 16-9

C Abbey Higginbotham Notre Dame Sr. .488

IF Lexi Johnson Riverside So. .500

IF Kassidy Grantadams Winnfield Sr. .526

IF Keely Dubois Many Jr. .618

IF Haylee Brinlee Rosepine Sr. .465

OF Brilee Broussard St. Thomas Aquinas Fr. .467

OF Sydney Taylor Doyle Jr. .449

OF Bree Newman Calvary Sr. .438

UTL Marcella Gossen Notre Dame Sr. .549

UTL Meghan Robicheaux Catholic-NI Sr. .413

UTL Marley Olivier Doyle So. 17-7

UTL Rachel Yocum Winnfield Sr. .488

UTL Sarah Gartman Kinder Sr. 19-4

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: MARCELLA GOSSEN, NOTRE DAME

COACH OF THE YEAR: AMANDA DECELL, DOYLE

Honorable mention: Leslie Matherne, St. Thomas Aquinas; Chloe Bennett, Rosepine; Sydney Lewis, Rapides; Briana Hargrove, Oakdale; Marissa Reed, Calvary; Cam Neathery, Mangham; Ryen Lawrence, Pickering; Melise Gossen, Notre Dame; Payton Smith, Catholic-NI; Kara Wilcher, Mangham; Ashley Seeser, Menard; Karlee Lyles, Menard; Mallory Smith, Avoyelles Charter; Caitlinn Fruge, Doyle; Elise Jones, Doyle; Desiree Squires, Rosepine; Kate Trahan, Kinder; Bailey Layton, Calvary; Shelby Brown, Calvary; Shelby Hebert, Delcambre; Jourdan Cheek, St. Thomas Aquinas; Emily Rosamond, Catholic-NI; Macie Aydell, St. Thomas Aquinas; Tyra Triplett, Winnfield; Hannah Sattler, Many; Laney Taylor, Lakeside; Shelby Savell, Lakeview; Madison Castello, Red River; Madison Daville, Doyle.



Class 1A All-State

By Adam Hunsucker

Monroe News-Star

Cedar Creek’s Katelin Cooper suited up for one of the state’s premier high school softball programs, while Landon Leblanc helped return St. John baseball to its past glory.

For their efforts, the duo received the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s top individual honors in Class 1A.

Cooper was selected as the Most Valuable Player after leading Cedar Creek to back-to-back Division IV softball championships. She batted .485 and hit 16 home runs for the Lady Cougars, who captured their third state title in the past five years.

Leblanc’s .415 batting average, 59 RBIs and 14 home runs earned him MVP honors for baseball. Division IV runner-up St. John was the classification’s top overall seed and played for a state championship for the first time since 2003.

Merryville’s David Ford (baseball) and Trey Bennett of Oak Grove (softball) claimed the Coach of the Year honors.

Oak Grove made it a North Louisiana sweep in softball by winning the Class 1A title. Merryville, the 11-seed, capped a Cinderella season for the ages with the Class 1A baseball championship.

Cooper, pitcher Lauren Menzina and outfielder Anna Lar Roberson comprised the Cedar Creek contingent of the Class 1A softball team.

LaSalle’s Taylor Snow, False River’s Carley Parks and Oak Grove’s Kelsie Travis rounded out the pitching staff. Kaylee Clark of South Cameron was voted the catcher.

The infield consisted of Houma Christian’s Bethany Ekiss, Oak Grove’s Carlee Newton, LaSalle’s Keeley Parham and False River’s Jordan Dauthier. Oak Grove’s Amber Sullivan secured an outfield spot next to Cooper and Roberson.

The utility spots went to Central Catholic’s Taylor Picou, Catholic-Pointe Coupee’s Blaire Bizette and Kaitley Fisher, Montgomery’s Carlee Carter and LaSalle’s Ali Long.

Cedar Creek, Class 1A runner-up LaSalle and Oak Grove each landed three players on the team.

Joining Leblanc in the infield were Grand Lake’s Drew Young, Merryville’s Gage Robberson, and Houma Christian’s Gavin Dugas. Catching honors belonged to Dylan Trahan of Houma Christian.

The pitching staff consisted of Grand Lake’s Kade Delcambre, Houma Christian’s Brock Theriot, Ascension Catholic’s Tre Medine and St. John’s Reece Barrilleaux.

Ouachita Christian’s Bryce Wallace, Delta Charter’s Freddie Mango and Ascension Catholic’s Mason Zeringue were voted to the outfield.

Utility players were Covenant Christian’s Cameron Olivier, Kentwood’s Jamarquea Diamond, Ascension Catholic’s Charlie Gianelloni, Ouachita Christian’s Dale Fulmer and Delta Charter’s Drake Smith.

2018 LSWA CLASS 1A CHARTS

BASEBALL

Pos Player School Class Stats

P Kade Delcambre Grand Lake Sr. 7-2

P Brock Theriot Houma Christian Sr. 11-1

P Tre Medine Ascension Catholic Sr. 7-3

P Reece Barrilleaux St. John Sr. 11-1

C Dylan Trahan Houma Christian Sr. .438

IF Drew Young Grand Lake Sr. .423

IF Gage Robberson Merryville Sr. .366

IF Gavin Dugas Houma Christian Sr. .452

IF Landon Leblanc St. John Sr. .415

OF Bryce Wallace Ouachita Christian Sr. .456

OF Freddie Mango Delta Charter Jr. .432

OF Mason Zeringue Ascension Catholic Sr. .426

UTL Cameron Olivier Covenant Christian Jr. .476

UTL Jamarquea Diamond Kentwood Sr. .321

UTL Charlie Gianelloni Ascension Catholic Sr. .402

UTL Dale Fulmer Ouachita Christian Jr. .452

UTL Drake Smith Delta Charter Sr. .407

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: LANDON LEBLANC, ST. JOHN

COACH OF THE YEAR: DAVID FORD, MERRYVILLE

Honorable mention: Caleb Wilson, Covenant Christian Academy; Peyton Marcantel, St. Edmund; McCade Leblanc, Houma Christian School; Dalton Durkes, Houma Christian School; Cameron Lee, Opelousas Catholic; Zac Dauzat, University Academy; Eli Stringer, LaSalle; Bryce Grizzaffi, Central Catholic; Eli Brown, Cedar Creek; Clint Hargrave, Ouachita Christian; Ben Bucher, St. John; Austin Champagne, Covenant Christian; Ethan Lege, Vermilion Catholic; Collin Barbee, St. John; William Dunn, Ascension Catholic; J.T. Gargis, Merryville; Sam Pitre, Opelousas Catholic; Parker King Cedar Creek; Jace Moss, Cedar Creek; Kellon McCleon, Oberlin; Tre Dupont, St. John; Brett Bell, Merryville; Tyler Cox, Logansport.

SOFTBALL

Pos   Player        School       Class          Stats

P Lauren Menzina Cedar Creek So.  27-8

P Taylor Snow LaSalle So.  15-6

P Carley Parks False River Sr. 15-5

P Kelsie Travis Oak Grove So. 17-4

C Kaylee Clark South Cameron Sr. .507

IF Bethany Ekiss Houma Christian Sr. .521

IF Carlee Newton Oak Grove Jr. .537

IF Keeley Parham Jr. .435 Sr. .469

IF Jordan Dauthier False River Fr. .385

OF Amber Sullivan Oak Grove Jr. 438

OF Katelin Cooper Cedar Creek Sr. .485

OF Anna Larr Roberson Cedar Creek Jr. .511

UTL Taylor Picou Central Catholic Sr. 21-6

UTL Blaire Bizette Catholic-PC Fr. .429

UTL Kaitley Fisher Catholic-PC Jr. .435

UTL Carlee Carter Montgomery Jr. 19-12

UTL Ali Long LaSalle Sr. .400

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: KATELIN COOPER, CEDAR CREEK

COACH OF THE YEAR:  TREY BENNETT, OAK GROVE

Honorable mention: Kaleigh Navarro, Central Catholic; Kelly Russo, Central Catholic; Zoee Leboeuf, Covenant Christian Academy; Katelyn Guidry, Houma Christian School; Alaya Luke, Houma Christian School; Kourtne Lee, Houma Christian School; Cadence Johnson, Oberlin; Cortnee Gallow, Oberlin; Samantha Turnage, Westminster Christian; Sarah Thomas, Central Catholic; Meredith Matte, St. Mary’s; Lillian Phythian, Opelousas Catholic; Mallory Little, Opelousas Catholic; Madison Crowe, Oak Grove; Alli Freeman, Cedar Creek; Alicia Canatella, Ascension Catholic; Alise Wille, St. John; Maeleigh Conner, South Cameron; Ashlee Gurley, Logansport; Bailey Acosta, Ascension Catholic; Shelby Welch South Cameron; Olivia Miller, St. Mary’s; Katherine Atkins, Logansport; Alison Fontenot, Oberlin; LaDresia Beene, Haynesville.


Class B All-State

Written for the LSWA

Livingston Parish and Rapides Parish claimed the lead roles on the LSWA’s 2018 Class B All-State baseball and softball teams.

Livingston Parish-based Holden won its second straight Class B title and swept the top softball honors, while two Rapides, Grace Christian and Oak Hill, schools split the major awards in baseball.

Pitcher Olivia Lackie of Holden was selected as the Most Valuable Player on the softball team. First-year Holden head coach Linzey Cifreo garnered Coach of the Year honors on the team selected by a panel of sportswriters.

Versatile Cortlynn Ramirez of Division V select runner-up Grace Christian was voted the MVP on the baseball squad, while Denton Perkins of Class B champion Oak Hill grabbed Coach of the Year honors.

Lackie was the voted the Class B MVP for the second straight season after compiling a 25-3 record that included 364 strikeouts and a 0.35 earned run average. She also batted .471 and had 34 RBIs for the Rockets.

Grace Christian’s Ramirez hit .347 with 12 home runs and 53 RBIs. He also was 9-3 on the mound with a 1.89 ERA and 112 strikeouts.

Perkins led Oak Hill to the Class B title by beating another traditional power, Choudrant, in the semifinals. A 5-4 victory over Zwolle in title game followed.

A 14-0 victory over Forest in the softball title game punctuated a 31-3 season for Holden’s Cifreo. She served as an assistant coach for the Rockets in 2017.

CLASS B CHARTS

BASEBALL

Player        School       Class          Stats

Clayton Allen Choudrant Sr. 7-3

Dallas Britt Zwolle Sr. .552

Garrett Edwards Pitkin So. 9-2

Jacob Fowler Oak Hill Sr. .480

Hunter Dupuy Maurepas Jr. .404

Landon Rivers Zwolle Jr. 11-4

Grascon Dauzat Hornbeck Jr. 9-0

Cortlynn Ramirez Grace Christian Sr. 9-3

Preston Fuqua Grace Christian Sr. .500

Dustin Rushing Holden Sr. 8-2

Cody Allen Grace Christian Sr. Sr. .407

Cade Melder Oak Hill Jr. 8-2

J.D. Bolmarcich Elizabeth 7-3

Donald Robbins Glenmora Sr. 10-3

Logan Vallery Choudrant Sr. 7-3

Trace Williams, Hicks, Jr. .468

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: CORTLYNN RAMIREZ, GRACE CHRISTIAN

COACH OF THE YEAR: DENTON PERKINS, OAK HILL

Honorable mention: Landry Allgood, Anacoco; Hunter Rabalais, Anacoco; Cole Bovia, Maurepas; Jason Lavergne, Fairview; Daniel Taylor Choudrant; Alexander Stone Rasbury, Castor; Trey Ware, Doyline; Christian Howard, Zwolle; John Baker, Pitkin; Jacob Thompson, Pitkin; Clay Leblanc, Pitkin; Adrian Nolan, Pitkin;  Kyle Mckee, Pitkin; Colin Bonine, Runnels; Collin Cowgill, Hicks; JP Guillot, Runnels; Trey Norris, Hicks; Cameron James, Grace Christian; Kade Moran, Oak Hill;

SOFTBALL

Player        School       Class          Stats

Olivia Grace Williams Fairview Sr. .609

Korie Kreps Anacoco Sr. .508

Kelsey Giddens Castor Jr. .567

Haylee Tidwell Florien Sr. .579

Olivia Lackie Holden So. 25-3

McKenna Lessard Maurepas Jr. .368

Mady Sullivan Stanley Sr. .409

Victoria Parrie Converse Fr. .482

Emma Hutchinson Holden So. .479

Olivia Hennen Choudrant Jr. .526

Ashley Fogg Holden So. 423

Rylee Cloud Fairview 8th .632

Kassidy Giddens Castor Sr. .556

Brooke Ross Forest Fr. .394

Kinley Smith Forest So. .301

Lauren Quinn Hicks 8th .509

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: OLIVIA LACKIE, HOLDEN

COACH OF THE YEAR: LINZEY CIFREO, HOLDEN

Honorable mention: Haylee Young, Fairview; Annabelle Sellers, Anacoco; Abbott Stafford, Glenmora; Zoey Cheatwood, Castor; Madison Welborn, Stanley; Gracie Duffy, Holden; Crisanna Weaver, Choudrant; Keegan, Marchand, Maurepas; McKenzie Ellerbe, Forest.



Class C All-State

Written for the LSWA

Austin Acree of Claiborne Christian and Northside Christian’s Angel Allen help lead the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Class C All-State baseball and softball teams.

The versatile duo led their respective teams to Division V select LHSAA titles this spring and were selected for the top honors by a panel of sportswriters from across the state.

Harrisonburg’s Clayton McGuffee (baseball) and Elliott West of Plainview (softball) received the LSWA’s Class C Coach of the Year honors.

Allen was a driving force behind Crowley-based Northside title run with nine home runs, 55 runs batted in a .500 average. As a pitcher, Allen won five games and had a 3.91 earned run average.

Claiborne Christian’s Acree batted .379 and drove in 25 runs and struck out only nine times. He struck out 91 in 63.1 innings and posted a 2.98 ERA along with four wins for the Crusaders.

McGuffee coached Harrisonburg to its first LHSAA title in title in baseball. Harrisonburg, the No. 2 seed, beat top-seeded Georgetown 4-3 in the title game.

West led Plainview to its second consecutive Class C softball title.  Fourth-seeded Plainview outscored its opponents 31-1 at the LHSAA tourney, including a 6-1 victory over Harrisonburg in the Class C final.

CLASS C CHARTS

BASEBALL

Player        School       Class          Stats

Austin Acree Claiborne Christian Jr. .379

Abram Tarantino Claiborne Christian Jr. .370

Colton Parker Simpson So. .473

Avery Smith Harrisonburg Jr. .356

Landon Meyers Simpson So .398

James Ford Reeves Sr. .500

Keegan Foreman Northside Christian So. .465

Christian Carter Harrisonburg Sr. .417

Bryce Dunnehoo, Reeves, Sr. .467

Dustin Hernandez Northside Christian Jr. .337

Dean Sanner Hackberry Sr. .550

Koye Credeur Northside Christian So. .352

Tripp Martin Claiborne Christian Sr. .387

Will Foster Summerfield Sr. 10-3

Tanner Yates Simpson Sr. .302

Bryce Wilfer, Starks, Sr. .625

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER:  AUSTIN ACREE, CLAIBORNE CHRISTIAN

COACH OF THE YEAR: CLAYTON MCGUFFEE, HARRISONBURG

Honorable mention: Braxton Tiffee, Harrisonburg; Jacob Roark Harrisonburg; Hunter Doiron, Georgetown; Nate Reeves, Reeves; Pierce LaFleur, Reeves; Nate Vaughn, Claiborne Christian; Delario Ford, Summerfield.

SOFTBALL

Player        School       Class          Stats

Angel Allen Northside Christian Jr. .500

Blanche Beard Hackberry Sr. .554

Anna Martinez Evans Sr. .471

Rory Thibodeaux Northside Christian 8th 13-3

Jewel Sharbeno Evans Jr. .498

Emily Collins Simpson 8th .563

Madison Pippen Plainview Jr. 17-13

Sarah Flatt Simpson Sr. .508

Rayleigh Bennett Claiborne Christian Jr. .452

Abigail Pippen Plainview Fr. .375

Macy Taylor Harrisonburg Fr. .439

Caitlin Jones Family Community Jr. .439

Madison Dupree Calvin So. 17-5

Skylar Alexander Starks Fr. .523

Kelsey Gaspard Northside Christian Fr. .565

Mackenzie Bennett Harrisonburg Sr. .412

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: ANGEL ALLEN, NORTHSIDE CHRISTIAN

COACH OF THE YEAR: ELLIOTT WEST, PLAINVIEW

Honorable mention: Zera Hanagriff, Northside Christian; Karlie Stine, Hackberry; Layja Grant, Family Christian; Bailey Ishee, Claiborne Christian; Emma Richardson, Claiborne Christian; Anna Head, Claiborne Christian; Alex Harrison, Plainview; Faith Hughes, Harrisonburg; Loren Cater, Harrisonburg; Taylor Jones, Georgetown.