The nine senior players on Zachary High’s baseball team and their parents were recognized April 24 during a Senior Night ceremony.
The Bronco players honored their fathers by giving them a signed baseball and their mothers by presenting them with a red rose prior to the squad’s non-district game against the Destrehan Wildcats.
Zachary won the game, a weather-related make-up, 6-1.
Following the ceremony with their parents, the nine seniors presented coach Jesse Cassard with a signed collage of photos taken by Zachary photographer Sharron Ventura, who frequents the Bronco games and works in administration at Zachary Elementary School.
“These guys have committed themselves to four years of rigorous workouts, academics, community service and the game of baseball,” Cassard said. “They’ve made the program better by not only playing the sport but through leadership at school.”
The group of varsity student-athletes have a combined grade-point average of 3.5 and all plan to attend college.
Brennan Booth, son of Cindy and Richard Booth, said his plans after graduation include attending Northwestern State University to play college baseball.
Brandon Dufour, son of Keli and Dwayne Dufour, has plans to earn his pilot’s license so he can fly helicopters.
Gabe Hannum, son of Brandy and Trevor Hannum, is the team’s captain and was voted Mr. ZHS and prom king. His plans are to attend LSU-Eunice on a baseball scholarship and study electrical engineering as well as attend a four-year college.
Hannum, a four-year letterman, was named all-district his sophomore and junior years.
Micah McHugh, son of Staci and Jeff McHugh, said he will attend the University of Mississippi on an academic and athletic scholarship.
Zach “Turtle” Moore, son of Sheryl and Chip Moore, said he plans to attend University of Louisiana at Lafayette to obtain a degree in political science and eventually go to law school.
Corey Musselman, son of Kelli and Darren Musselman, said he will attend Northwestern State University on a baseball scholarship. He was named all-district his junior year.
Bo Myers, son of Mello and Danny Myers, said he will attend LSU-Eunice on a baseball scholarship.
Evan Pace, son of D’Nean and Tommy Pace, said he will play baseball at Southeastern University on a full academic and athletic scholarship.
Baseball also is in the future plans for Mikey Rider, son of Rachel and Mike Rider, he said. Rider plans to play baseball at Baton Rouge Community College.