The 2019 version of the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Class C all-state baseball and softball teams have a championship flare.

Division V champions Northside Christian and Claiborne Christian, along with Class C titleists Simpson and Plainview each landed at least a trio of payers on the squads, while each school brought home a top honor on the teams.

Northside Christian’s Dustin Hernandez and Plainview’s Madison Pippen claimed Outstanding Player honors, while Austin Cox of Simpson and J.D. Jones of Claiborne Christian were chosen as the Coach of the year winners.

Hernandez had a phenomenal season for Northside, batting .696 and posting an incredible 0.91 earned run average as a pitcher for the Division V baseball champions.

Pippen led Plainview to a third straight Class C softball title with a 22-7 record with a 2.40 ERA and 196 strikeouts. She also batted .462.

Simpson's Cox won his first LHSAA baseball title as a coach, leading his Broncos to the Class C title after finishing as runner-up the previous two years. Jones earned his first LHSAA crown as Claiborne Christian beat Northside Christian 18-15 in a high-scoring Division V softball title.

Hernandez was joined by teammates Mathew Richard (.609) and John Walker (.609) on the baseball team, while Cox had three of his Simpson players — Colton Parker (.491, 40 RBIs, 41 runs scored), Landon Meyers (.389, 33 RBIs) and Zach Allbritton (.453) — on the team.

Pippen wasn't the lone Plainview player on the all-state softball squad as three teammates — Abigail Pipper (.478, 13 HRs), Kloe Fee (.348, five HRs) and Alex Harrison (.378, four HRs) also were picked. Three players from Claiborne Christian — Rayleigh Bennett (.456), Bailey Ishee (.485) and Abby Richardson (.532) also made the softball team .

CLASS C

BASEBALL

Player School Class Stats

Dustin Hernandez, Northside Christian, Sr. .696 0.913 ERA

Mathew Richard, Northside Christian, Jr. .609 avg

John Walker, Northside, Christian, Sr. 609

Colton Parker, Simpson, Jr, .491

Landon Meyers, Simpson, Jr, .389

Zach Allbritton, Simpson, Jr. 453

Avery Smith, Harrisonburg, Sr. .389

Devin McGraw, Harrisonburg, Sr. .357

Austin Acree, Claiborne Christian, Sr. .373

Abram Tarantino, Claiborne Christian, Sr. .322

John Mical Hill, Claiborne Christian, Sr. .317

Travis Cross, Summerfield, Jr. 10-4

Brock Moss, Summerfield, Sr. 7-2

Kadyn Howard, Starks, So. .600

Ethan LeBlanc, Reeves, Sr. .511

Ashton Tackett, Kilbourne, Jr. .360avg

OUTSTANDING PLAYER: DUSTIN HERNANDEZ, NORTHSIDE CHRISTIAN

COACH OF THE YEAR: AUSTIN COX, SIMPSON

Honorable mention: Anthony Adams, Calvin; Wayne Curtis Huckaby, Calvin; Alec Remedies, Ebarb; Dylan Alexander, Harrisonburg; Braxton Tiffie, Harrisonburg; Nate Reeves, Reeves; Brent Mauthe, Saline; Dustin Williams, Simpson; Tate Hess, Singer; Hunter Moss, Summerfield.

SOFTBALL

Player School Class Stats

Madison Pippen, Plainview, Sr. 22-7

Abigail Pippen, Plainview, So. .478

Alex Harrison, Plainview, Sr. .378

Kloe Fee, Plainview, Sr. .348

Madison Dupree, Calvin, Jr. .300

Josie Camp, Calvin, So. .489

Angel Allen, Northside Christian, Sr. .494

Kelsey Gaspard, Northside Christian, So. .689

Rayleigh Bennett, Claiborne Christian, Sr. .456

Bailey Ishee, Claiborne Christian, Sr. .485

Abby Richardson, Claiborne Christian, Sr. .532

Blanche Beard, Hackberry, Sr. .476

Karlie Stine, Hackberry, Sr. .574

Jewel Sharbeno, Evans, Sr. .455

Jayden Mitchell, Georgetown, Jr. .375

Leah Keith, Harrisonburg, Jr. .300

OUTSTANDING PLAYER: MADISON PIPPEN, PLAINVIEW

COACH OF THE YEAR: J.D. JONES, CLAIBORNE CHRISTIAN

Honorable mention: Emma Deville, Calvin; Anna Head, Claiborne Christian; Kristie Jeane, Evans; Shae Fontenot, Hackberry; Macy Taylor, Harrisonburg; Kinsley Foreman, Northside Christian; Rory Thibodeaux, Northside Christian; Maddie Dupuis, St Joseph’s-Plaucheville; Alli Cobb, Summerfield; Maci Moss, Summerfield; Lexi Rachal, Family Christian; Abbie Clark, Singer.