CLASSES 5A AND 4A
Outstanding Player: Baylie Doiron, Zachary
Doiron had a hand — and most often a solid pitching arm — in nearly everything the Broncos did to advance to the Class 5A title game. Doiron pitched every inning of every game and finished 26-6 with 328 strikeouts and a 1.73 ERA. Opponents batted just .189 against Doiron, who also hit .379 with seven home runs and 24 RBIs.
Coach of the Year: Leslie Efferson-Yellott, Zachary
Skeptics may have questioned the Broncos’ No. 2 playoff seed, but there was no doubt about Efferson-Yellott’s ability to game-plan and implore her team to win. Zachary advanced to the state title game for the first time in 24 years and was the 5A runner-up.
McCoy led the Griffins with a 19-12 record and 3.06 ERA. She also batted .495 with 32 RBIs.
Savannah Hall/Live Oak
Hall (22-5) led the Eagles to the 5A semifinals with 178 strikeouts, and she hit 13 home runs.
Jessie Watts/East Ascension
Watts offered ample energy for EA. She was 17-11 on the mound and batted .506 with 44 RBIs.
Taylor Trabeaux/St. Amant
She made plays behind the plate and beside it, batting .375 with four home runs and 44 RBIs.
A top defensive catcher, Wales delivered key hits for the Broncos in the playoffs and batted .255.
Gisselle Ash/Live Oak
Being offensive was never a bad thing for Ash, who hit .551 with six home runs and 57 RBIs.
Lauren Brown/Live Oak
Brown was a perfect table-setter for the Eagles. She batted .474 with a .585 slugging percentage.
Kourtney Gremillion/St. Amant
A valuable power broker, she had a team-high 13 home runs, 62 RBIs and a .602 average.
Taylor Tidwell/St. Amant
Tidwell also fueled the Gators offense with a .504 batting average, 10 homers and 49 RBIs.
Claire Weinberger/East Ascension
It was about speed and efficiency. Weinberger hit .565 with 22 RBIs and a .932 fielding average.
Ashton Priester/Live Oak
A leadoff hitter who made quite an impression with a .406 average and a .484 slugging percentage.
One of the area’s top outfielders, Lewis hit .418, including .537 with runners in scoring position.
Abby McKey/St. Amant
Another key part of the potent St. Amant offense with a .513 average, 10 homers and 44 RBIs.
Jadyn Rumfellow/St. Amant
Batting .453 with a .557 on-base percentage was part of the story for Rumfellow, who scored 52 runs.
One of the area’s breakout stars, she batted .525 with 10 homers and a .608 on-base percentage.
Corryn Major/St. Joseph’s
A .452 average, 30 runs and 24 RBIs proved Major’s contributions were anything but minor.
Ort helped the Wildcats nab another playoff berth by batting .465 with a .960 slugging percentage.
A versatile player, McKenzie hit .429 with a .940 slugging percentage and a .565 on-base percentage.
Ally Howard/Live Oak
Need numbers? Howard had them, including a .484 slugging percentage, three homers and 21 RBIs.
Danehower pitched and powered Central to the state tourney with 10 homers and a .375 average.
Jaden Accardo/Denham Springs
Hitting home runs was a specialty for Accardo, who batted .449 with 13 homers and 34 RBIs.
Pitchers: Renee Firmin, St. Amant
Catcher: Alexis Lonibus, St. Joseph’s
Infielders: Bailey Hughes, Denham Springs; McKenzie King, St. Amant; Hannah Martin, Dutchtown; Kennedy Page, Dutchtown
Outfielders: Madison D’Amico, Walker; Bailie Johnson, Central; Rayne Minor, Denham Springs; Blayne Pence, Dutchtown
Utility: Elise Caruso, St. Joseph’s; Samantha Herrera, Tara; Macie Pampell, Zachary
CLASSES 3A AND BELOW
Outstanding Player: Nicky Dawson, Parkview Baptist
Dawson was the perfect mix of speed and statistics for the Class 3A Eagles. She leads the 3A-and-below All-Metro team for the second straight year after batting .658 with five home runs, 36 RBIs and 65 runs. Dawson had a slugging percentage of 1.072 and set a national record for triples in a career with 49.
Coach of the Year: Lauren Doucet, Catholic-Pointe Coupee
The journey didn’t define Doucet or her team; it made them stronger en route to the Class 1A state title. The Hornets had seven new starters and were 12-11 when the playoffs began. CHSPC outscored its playoff opponents 36-7 to win its second state title in four years.
One of the area’s top freshmen was 9-4 with a 2.40 ERA and also batted .406.
Julia Beck/Ascension Catholic
Beck was one of the best in Class 1A. She was 20-4 with 220 strikeouts and also hit .493.
Ryann Bizette/Catholic-Pointe Coupee
A 1.69 ERA and 154 strikeouts were notable numbers as Bizette helped CHSPC to the 1A state title.
Kyndal Guillory/St. John
Guillory gave the Eagles a 10-7 record and 17 RBIs.
Solid on defense and offense, David batted .407 for the 3A Panthers with three homers and 26 RBIs.
Macie Carruth/West Feliciana
Carruth helped carry a huge offensive load for the 3A Saints by hitting .459 with 13 doubles.
With four home runs and 30 RBIs, David was a top run producer for the Class 3A Panthers.
Katelyn Bellelo/Catholic-Pointe Coupee
Bellelo ignited the offense for CHSPC with a .450 average, six home runs and 29 RBIs.
A constant offensive force for the Knights, Root hit .594 with a .686 on-base percentage.
Audrey Greely/Parkview Baptist
Greely was a freshman who didn’t play like one. She hit .442, scored 42 runs and had 27 RBIs.
Nicole Simmons/Parkview Baptist
Simmons provided another weapon in the outfield for PBS. She hit .389 and scored 27 runs.
Rae’Shaun Malancon/Ascension Catholic
Malancon made the ACHS attack potent with a .507 average, nine home runs and 32 RBIs.
She gave the 3A Panthers a little bit of everything: a .310 average, 27 RBIs and 24 runs.
Anna Bordelon/Parkview Baptist
A dual threat for the Eagles, Bordelon was 12-5 as a pitcher and hit .432 with six home runs.
Presley Johnson/West Feliciana
Johnson was a thorn in the side of foes with a .624 on-base percentage. She batted .389.
Jamie Perkins/Port Allen
What’s a .364 batting average worth for 3A PAHS? Perkins scored a team-high 34 runs.
Blair Bizette/Catholic-Pointe Coupee
The younger sister of the CHSPC pitcher was a real hit. She batted .417 with 17 RBIs.
Kennedy Richardson/Catholic-Pointe Coupee
Nothing but notable numbers for Richardson, who batted .441 with five home runs and 26 RBIs.
Samantha Landry/St. John
When the 1A Eagles needed a run, Landry often scored it. She batted .377 and scored 30 runs.
Pitchers: Camryn Comeaux, Brusly; Gabrielle Seguin, Christian Life
Catcher: Erin Higgins, Christian Life; Payton Passantino, St. John
Infielders: Jordan Bringedahl, West Feliciana; Ariana Cipriano, Brusly; Lexie Dautel, Parkview; Kayla Nolen, False River
Utility: Caroline Counts, Episcopal; Kelsey Day, Dunham; Caitlinn Fruge, Doyle; Katelyn Gill, Parkview; Keri Hunt, Doyle; Elise Jones, Doyle; Monica Rivet, St. John; Kaylee Sadden, St. John; Olivia Welda, Doyle; Alise Wille, St. John
Team selected by area coaches