Outstanding Player: Kara Gremillion
St. Amant, Sr.
Gremillion, a repeat MVP, was even better at the plate in her final season, batting .584 with an eye-popping .989 slugging percentage and .645 on-base percentage. The state’s Gatorade Player of the Year and District 5-5A MVP also had 12 doubles, six homers drove in 36 runs and stole 15 bases. She helped the top-seeded Gators to a 27-1 record and the state semifinals.
Coach of the Year: Nancy Ensminger
In her ninth season, Ensminger guided Dutchtown to a Class 5A state runners-up finish after a third-place tie in the District 5-5A race. The Griffins won 9 of their last 10 games to reach the state title game, concluding the season with a 26-9 record.
Gabby Sharp / St. Amant
Excelled in lead role for first time, compiling 24-1 record, 1.75 ERA and 103 strikeouts.
Ali M c C oy / Dutchtown
Workhorse in Griffins’ state runners-up season with 26-9 record, 1.77 ERA and 247 strikeouts.
Baylie Doiron / Zachary
Helped the Broncos’ run to state tournament with 19-12 record, 2.02 ERA and 183 strikeouts.
Jessie Watts/East Ascension
Pitched Spartans to state semifinals with 23-8 record and 173 strikeouts.
Bria White / Dutchtown
Produced a .340 average and drove in 23 runs for the 5A runners-up.
Jaden Accardo / Denham Springs
Dangerous hitter with .380 average, .684 slugging percentage and 35 RBIs.
Kourtney Gremillion / St. Amant
Played first base and batted .540 with 9 homers and 39 RBIs. Had 1.011 slugging percentage.
Gisselle Ash/Live Oak
Third baseman batted .549 batting with .931 slugging percentage. Drove in 47 runs for Eagles.
Claire Weinberger / East Ascension
Anchored EA’s infield at shortstop; batted .582 with 28 RBIs and 15 stolen bases.
Abby McKey/St. Amant
Left fielder with .429 average, .780 slugging percentage and .475 on-base percentage.
Corynn Major/St. Joseph
Versatile center fielder that hit for average (.444), scored runs (22) and used her speed (32 steals).
Brittany Case/Denham Springs
One of the area’s top hitters with a .588 average, .818 slugging percentage and 21 RBIs.
Harli Crow/Denham Springs
Center fielder batted .385 with .521 slugging percentage, 25 RBIs and .944 fielding percentage.
Kaitlyn Thompson/Denham Springs
Third baseman batted .476 with .771 slugging and .529 on-base percentage. Had 44 RBIs.
Taylor Tidwell/St. Joseph
Second baseman had .440 batting average and .744 slugging percentage. Drove in 47 runs.
Elyse Thornhill/St. Joseph
Produced big offensive numbers from shortstop position, batting .531 with .827 slugging percentage, .636 on-base. Also stole 38 bases.
Lauren Brown/ Live Oak
Played shortstop and batted .505 with 16 RBIs and 26 stolen bases for the District 4-5A champs.
Amanda Holliday/ Live Oak
A versatile performer who hit .477 with 22 RBIs and was 14-3 with 1.30 ERA and 140 strikeouts.
Hope Vezinat/ Dutchtown
Third baseman hit .339 with .634 slugging percentage and 27 RBIs.
Pitchers: Holley Morrison, Denham Springs; Emily Danehower, Central, Mallory Perrault, Plaquemine
Catcher: Taylor Trabeaux, St. Amant
Infielders: Pamela Carbo, St. Amant; Emily Labatut, St. Joseph; Hannah Dixon, Zachary; Kameryn Fairchild, Plaquemine
Outfielders: Bailey Gilleon, Dutchtown; Abby Lewis, Zachary; Verlencia Jackson, East Ascension; Mattie Ort, Walker
Utility: Mia Johnson, Plaquemine; Jadyn Rumfellow, St. Amant; Kristyn Fairchild, Plaquemine; Lakyn Wales, Zachary; Heidi Zumo, Central; Samantha Herrera, Tara
Team selected by area coaches