Catholic’s Ross Massey is The Advocate’s All-Metro baseball MVP for Classes 5A and 4A _lowres

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Catholic High pitcher Ross Massey is The Advocate's All-Metro MVP for classes 4A and 5A. Photographed on Catholic's field Tuesday, June 2, 2015.

OUTSTANDING PLAYER

ROSS MASSEY

Catholic, Sr.

One obstacle that opponents can’t crack is perfection. And that’s what Massey provided while helping the Bears to a Class 5A runner-up finish. The Tulane signee was 11-0, including a win in the semifinals. He had a 1.19 ERA with 67 strikeouts, and opponents batted just .119 against him. Massey also played in the outfield and hit .321.

COACH OF THE YEAR

BRAD BASS

Catholic

It was a record-setting year for Bass’ Bears, who won the District 5-5A title en route to a state runner-up finish. By compiling a 37-4 record, Catholic set a school record for victories in a season.

FIRST TEAM

PITCHERS

Cory Musselman/Zachary, Jr.

The ace of the Zachary staff finished 8-3 with a 1.82 ERA and 50 strikeouts.

Dillon Abbess/Dutchtown, Sr.

Made the most of 10 appearances for DHS with a 6-2 mark, a 1.17 ERA and 80 strikeouts.

Bailey Holstein/Denham Springs, Sr.

Led DSHS to the 5A quarterfinals with a 9-1 record, 1.41 ERA and 57 strikeouts.

CATCHER

EVAN PACE/Zachary, Sr.

Versatile leader hit .485 with six home runs and 40 RBIs. He threw out 18 baserunners.

INFIELDERS

Adam Sevario/St. Amant, Jr.

Helped SAHS to the 5A playoffs with a .459 average, nine doubles and 21 RBIs.

JOSH SMITH/Catholic, Jr.

Was a force for the Bears, batting .448 with 38 RBIs to go with a .945 fielding percentage.

Christopher Reid/St. Michael, Sr.

Powered the Warriors to the 4A semifinals with a .416 average, 30 runs and 19 RBIs.

Lenni Kunert/Live Oak, Sr.

The four-year starter batted .485 with 10 doubles, 35 runs scored and 24 RBIs.

OUTFIELDERS

Travis Swaggerty/Denham Springs, Sr.

The Yellow Jackets’ top hitter batted .451 with nine doubles, four triples, 17 RBIs and 15 stolen bases.

Ashton Martin/Denham Springs, Sr.

The leadoff batter finished the season with a .321 batting average and 14 stolen bases.

Justin Duhon/St. Amant, Sr.

Left-fielder had a .394 batting average, eight doubles, four home runs and 31 RBIs.

Simon Prevot/Catholic, Sr.

Batted .363 with four home runs and 34 RBIs along with a 1.000 fielding percentage.

DESIGNATED HITTER

Charles Soileau/Catholic, Sr.

Embraced a major offensive role by batting .415 with 22 RBIs and a .556 on-base percentage.

UTILITY

Joe Keller/Plaquemine, Sr.

Finished 6-3 on the mound and hit .389 with three home runs and 33 RBIs.

Jonathan Lofton/St. Michael, Sr.

Took on many top mound assignments for the 4A semifinalists and was 6-3 with a 2.11 ERA.

Michael Claverie/Live Oak, Sr.

Put together a stellar senior season, batting .435 with seven doubles, two home runs and 32 RBIs.

Micah McHugh/Zachary, Sr.

Did it all: He finished 6-0 on the mound and batted .410 with seven home runs and 47 RBIs.

Brian Fairbanks/Catholic, Jr.

Was 6-1 on the mound, hit .319 with nine doubles and 23 RBIs; had a 1.000 fielding percentage.

Tristan Babin/East Ascension, Sr.

Led the Spartans to the Class 5A playoffs by batting .340 with seven triples, four homers and 35 RBIs.

Honorable mention: Tyler Ezell, St. Michael; Hayden Adams, East Ascension; Mikhail Hilliard, Central; Matt Erwin, Denham Springs; PJ Cannon, Zachary; Hayden Mixon, Catholic; James Schopp, Central; Brennan Fontenot, Central

Team selected by area coaches