John Curtis rallies to clinch Catholic League title _lowres

Photo by JOSEPH HALM John Curtis starter Daniel Cabrera struck out eight in five innings against Shaw during a District 9-5A game at Mike Miley Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

OUTSTANDING PLAYER

Daniel Cabrera (John Curtis, Jr.)

The classification changed.

The results didn’t.

For the second straight year, Daniel Cabrera of John Curtis is the Outstanding Player on The New Orleans Advocate’s 
All-Metro baseball team.

Cabrera was a key reason the Patriots won the Catholic League regular-season championship in their first season competing in Class 5A.

It followed up the 2015 season, when Cabrera helped Curtis win the Class 3A state championship.

Cabrera, who is verbally committed to LSU, starred in the outfield and on the mound for the Patriots.

At the plate, he batted .393 with 13 doubles, one triple and three home runs. He drove in 20 runs and scored 21 more. He had a .500 on-base percentage and a .678 slugging percentage for the Patriots, who lost in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs.

On the mound, he went 1-0 and had one save. He struck out 36 batters in 23 innings and finished with a 1.22 ERA.

COACH OF THE YEAR

Wayne Stein (St. Charles)

Stein, a 1999 St. Charles grad, led his alma mater to the Class 2A state championship game. The Comets finished the season 29-9. It was the eighth second-place finish for St. Charles and first since 2009.

Stein has been a part of five of those runner-up finishes: once as a player, three times as an assistant and this season as the head coach.

ALL-METRO FIRST TEAM

PITCHERS

Austin Perrin/Hahnville, Jr.

Left-hander was a first-team all-state pick, went 8-2 and had 89 strikeouts, leading Hahnville to the second round of the Class 5A playoffs.

Mason Mayfield/Jesuit, Sr.

Catholic League Pitcher of the Year went 7-2 with a 1.06 ERA, leading the Blue Jays to the 5A quarterfinals. He added 58 strikeouts.

Landon Marceaux/Destrehan, Jr.

Had 70 strikeouts in 55 innings and went 6-0 with a 0.64 ERA, leading the Wildcats to the second round of the 5A playoffs.

CATCHER

Chase Fourcade/Rummel, Sr.

Excellent behind the plate but just as potent at the plate, where he batted .408 with 22 RBIs to earn all-district honors for the Raiders.

INFIELDERS

Brandon Briuglio/Jesuit, Sr.

Batted a team-best .417 with 13 doubles and drove in 25 runs as he helped the Blue Jays to the 5A quarterfinals. He has signed with Florida International.

Mason Vicknair/Riverside, Jr.

He was named Most Outstanding Player on the LSWA Class 2A all-state team after helping the Rebels reach the semifinals. He had a .360 batting average with five homers and 27 RBIs.

Joel Bergeron/Brother Martin, Jr.

First-team All-Catholic League pick batted .354 with 11 doubles for the Crusaders, who reached the second round of the playoffs.

Jacob Snyder/John Ehret, Sr.

The Southern signee played first base and pitched for the Patriots, who won District 8-5A to make the playoffs. He went 8-4 on the mound.

OUTFIELDERS

Dane Simon/Destrehan, Jr.

He batted .420 for the Wildcats, who reached the second round of the 5A playoffs. He also drove in 16 runs to go with 27 stolen bases.

Myran Pelrean/Karr, Sr.

The Delgado signee batted .560 for the Cougars, who reached the first round of the 4A playoffs. The all-state selection also stole 42 bases.

Blair Frederick/Brother Martin, Sr.

The LSU signee did damage at the plate and on the mound for the Crusaders. He hit .370 with 25 RBIs. On the mound, he had a 1.45 ERA, helping Brother Martin reach the playoffs’ second round.

UTILITY

Tyree Thompson/Karr, Sr.

He signed with the Texas Rangers after being drafted in the 28th round. He batted .410 and on the mound finished his career with more than 400 strikeouts. He had two no-hitters as a senior.

Allen Dennis/Newman, Sr.

Dennis was a key reason the Greenies reached the second round of the 2A playoffs. He posted a 10-2 record, striking out 83 batters with a 1.22 ERA. He added nine home runs.

ALL-METRO SECOND TEAM

PITCHERS

Rafe Schindler, Chalmette, Jr.

Zach Roussel, St. Charles, Sr.

Blake LoCicero, St. Paul’s, Sr.

CATCHER

Kevin Stretzinger, Brother Martin, Sr.

INFIELDERS

Justice McCoy, St. Augustine, Jr.

Nick Ray, Jesuit, Jr.

Justin Ory, St. Charles, Sr.

Jay Curtis, John Curtis, So.

OUTFIELDERS

Tre Turner, Holy Cross, Sr.

Quinn Heinold, Hannan, Sr.

Lloyd Nash, St. Charles, So.

UTILITY

Daniel Charbonnet, Pearl River, Sr.

Matt Keller, Shaw, Sr.