The Advocate 2015 All-Metro softball team: Classes 5A and 4A _lowres

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- St. Amant's Kara Gremillion

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

Dutchtown

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.

PITCHERS

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.

CATCHERs

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.

INFIELDERS

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.

OUTFIELDERS

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.

UTILITY

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.

SECOND TEAM

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