8 area athletes selected to Class 5A all-state baseball, softball teams _lowres

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Brother Martin pitcher Blair Frederick got the win as the Crusaders defeated St. Paul's in a Class 5A first-round playoff game Tuesday at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium.

The New Orleans area didn’t win a state championship in baseball or softball this past season.

But New Orleans was well represented on the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Class 5A All-State teams for the two sports.

Six local players were selected to the all-state baseball team.

Brother Martin’s Blair Frederick and John Curtis’ Daniel Cabrera were selected as utility players.

Frederick, who signed with LSU, went 7-3 on the mound.

Cabrera, who has committed to LSU, batted .393.

Jesuit’s Brandon Briuglio gave the Catholic League three all-state players. Briuglio, a Florida International signee, batted .417.

While the Catholic League had three players chosen, Distirct 7-5A had two representatives.

Hahnville pitcher Austin Perrin and Destrehan outfielder Dane Simon made the team.

Perrin, who was a junior, went 8-2 on the mound. Simon, a junior, batted .420.

John Ehret’s Jacob Snyder, also made the team as a utility player. Snyder, a Southern University signee, went 8-4 on the mound for the Patriots, who made it to the first round of the Class 5A playoffs.

Barbe pitcher Tyler Booth, who led the Bucs to their third straight Class 5A baseball state championship, was named Most Outstanding Player.

Booth posted an 8-0 record and pitched two playoff shutouts for the Bucs.

Matt McCullough of Acadiana was named Coach of the Year after leading the No. 15 seed Rams to the semifinals.

Two local players, both from Mount Carmel Academy, made the all-state softball team.

Samantha Dares made it as an infielder, and Jordyn Perkins made it as a utility player.

Dares, who just completed her high school career, batted .439 for Mount Carmel.

Perkins, who was a sophomore, batted .523.

Alexandria, which won the Class 5A state title, swept top honors on the softball team.

Carrie Boswell was named Most Outstanding Player after going 18-2 and pitching shutouts in the semifinal and championship games.

Erica Harwell was named Coach of the Year after leading Alexandria to a 30-4 record, including an 11-game winning streak to end the season.