Evan Pace graduated from Zachary High School in May, but the standout catcher continues to be recognized for his baseball accomplishments. Pace, who has signed a scholarship to play for Southeastern Louisiana University, has been named as a utility player on the Class 5A All-State baseball team by the Louisiana Sportswriters Association.
Pitchers Micah McHugh and Cory Musselman, who graduated with Pace, were honorable mentions on the squad.
In addition, Pace, McHugh and Musselman were named to The Advocate’s All-Metro baseball team for classes 5A and 4A.
Pace hit .485 for the Broncos with six home runs and 40 RBI; McHugh finished 6-0 on the mound and batted .410 with seven homers and 47 RBI; and Musselman finished with an 8-3 pitching record and a 1.82 ERA and 50 strikeouts.
Pace also headlined the District 4-5A All-District team and earned the Gold Glove. Musselman was named to the first team along with McHugh as designated hitter, first baseman Hunter David, second baseman P.J. Cannon, outfielder Mikey Rider and Bo Myers as a utility player. McHugh headed the second team as a pitcher with outfielder Doug Coleman.
Baylie Doiron, who helped lead the Lady Broncos to the state softball quarterfinals, was named honorable mention on the LHSAA All-State softball team. Doiron, a pitcher, led Zachary with a 19-12 record, 2.02 ERA and 183 strikeouts. She was named to the All-Metro team for 5A and 4A while her teammates infielder Hannah Dixon, outfielder Abby Lewis and catcher Lakyn Wells earned second-team honors.
Doiron, Dixon, Lewis and Wales also headed the District 4-5A All-District first team, while infielder Macie Pampell and outfielder Tegan Scott made the second team.
Football schedule finalized
The ZHS Broncos have finished scheduling for the 2015 football season, and David Brewerton’s squad is again favored to contend for the District 4-5A title, which they won last year.
In his first season as Zachary’s head coach, Brewerton and his staff guided the Broncos to one of the most successful seasons in school history. The Broncos finished 12-2, won 4-5A and swept through the playoffs before losing to eventual state champion Acadiana 9-3 in the semifinals.
Their first action will be a scrimmage against Parkview Baptist on Aug. 21. The Broncos will host West Feliciana in their jamboree game on Aug. 28 and will travel to open the regular season against Wilkinson County on Sept. 4.
ZHS will entertain Catholic High-BR, where Brewerton prepped, on Sept. 11, followed by road games against East Ascension on Sept. 18 and Calvary Baptist on Sept. 25.
The slate of six district games begins on Oct. 2 at Dutchtown, followed by Scotlandville at home Oct. 9 and the annual homecoming contest against Denham Springs on Oct. 16. A trip to Live Oak is set for Oct. 23, with the final home game before the playoffs against Central High on Oct. 30.
The ZHS Broncos will end their regular season at Walker on Nov. 6. The first round of playoffs is set for Nov. 13.
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