Photos: LHSAA Baseball State Championships _lowres

Advocate photo by Buddy Delahoussaye--St. Thomas More's pitcher Brennan Breaux gets the MVP of the LHSAA 2015 State Baseball Championship game Class 4A between St. Thomas Cougars and the Teurlings Rebels at McMurry Park in Sulfur, La. on May 16, 2015.

Outstanding Player

Brennan Breaux

St. Thomas More, Sr.

The LSU signee and Cougars outfielder/pitcher batted .423 with 29 RBIs while also finishing with a 2.66 ERA with 68 strikeouts in 47 innings on the mound, including 10 strikeouts against rival Teurlings Catholic in the Class 4A championship game, in which he earned MVP honors.

Coach of the Year

Gary Perkins

St. Thomas More

2Despite losing seven starters from last year’s team and suffering several early-season injuries, Perkins guided the Cougars to a 30-9 record, including a 5-1 victory over Teurlings Catholic in the Class 4A championship game to repeat as state champions.

FIRST TEAM

PITCHERS

Derek Boutin/Acadiana, Sr.

The University of Louisiana-Lafayette signee went 7-3 overall with 0.42 ERA and 65 strikeouts for the Rams while also picking up five saves in 66 innings.

Hogan Harris/St. Thomas More, Sr.

The University of Louisiana-Lafayette signee and big lefty overcame an early-season injury to post a 6-1 record for the Class 4A state champions.

Spencer Noel/Opelousas Catholic, Sr.

The District 5-2A MVP went 8-2 overall on the mound with a 1.48 ERA and 69 strikeouts in 71 innings as the Vikings reached the Class 2A quarterfinals.

Josh Taylor/Teurlings Catholic, Jr.

The Rebels ace helped his team advance all the way to the Class 4A championship game after going 9-1 on the mound in 2015.

CATCHER

Austin Kirkpatrick/Teurlings Catholic, Jr.

Batted .337 with 26 RBIs and a .435 on-base percentage while posting a .994 fielding percentage (committing one error) for the state runner-up Rebels.

INFIELDERS

O’Neal Lochridge/St. Thomas More, Sr.

The LSU signee helped the Cougars win their second straight state title after batting .454 with 12 home runs, 53 RBIs and 21 stolen bases.

Hayden Cantrelle/Teurlings Catholic, Sr.

The emerging star had a breakout season this year as he batted .402 for the Class 4A runner-up while earning first-team all-state honors.

Jesse Jordan/Erath, Sr.

The Loyola University of New Orleans signee and Bobcats shortstop batted .363 with nine doubles, four triples, 18 RBIs and 32 runs.

Landon Roberts/Cecila, Jr.

The Bulldogs second baseman provided the second-round playoff team with a pop at the top of the lineup as he batted .385 with 25 RBIs, 23 runs and 22 stolen bases.

OUTFIELDERS

Antoine Duplantis/Lafayette, Sr.

The LSU signee and area’s best leadoff hitter helped the Lions to the Class 5A quarterfinals by hitting .435 with six homers and 30 RBIs.

Dillan Gilbert/Notre Dame, Sr.

Had a .367 batting average, a .486 on-base percentage with 22 runs and 16 stolen bases as the Pioneers reached the second round of the 3A playoffs.

UTILITY

Donald Comeaux/North Vermilion, Sr.

The Patriots star went 10-1 with a 0.52 ERA and 65 strikeouts on the mound while hitting .366 with three home runs, 23 RBIs and 32 runs.

Brandon Romero/St. Thomas More, Sr.

The Cougars leadoff hitter batted .506 with 24 RBIs, five triples and 13 doubles while also going 13-9 on the mound with a 2.04 ERA.

Emile Lege/Lafayette High, Sr.

The Lions star went 6-5 overall with 34 strikeouts in 58.1 innings while also hitting .384 with 18 RBIs, seven doubles and one home run.

SECOND TEAM

PITCHERS

Ryan Meaux, North Vermilion, Sr.

Blake Gonsoulin, Catholic High-New Iberia, Sr.

Braxton Resweber, St. Martinville, Sr.

Ross Granger, Erath, Sr.

CATCHER

Cain Castille, Lafayette, Jr.

INFIELDERS

Connor Dupuy, North Vermilion, Soph.

Reece Frederick, St. Martinville, Jr.

Brandon Duhon, Acadiana, Jr.

Bryson Suire, Erath, Jr.

OUTFIELDERS

Ben Reynolds, Lafayette High, Sr.

Peyton Pharr, Catholic High-New Iberia, Sr.

Nathan Arceneaux, Teurlings Catholic, Sr.

UTILITY

John Joslin, Acadiana, Jr.

Damian Runkie, Cecilia, Sr.

Jacob Norman, Carencro, Sr.