St. Amant’s Kara Gremillion leads the group of heavy hitters on the large schools team after leading the Gators to a 30-2 record and the No. 1 playoff seed in Class 5A. She hit .548 with 15 doubles, four triples, six home runs, 38 RBIs, 62 runs and 29 stolen bases. The junior shortstop also had a .942 slugging percentage. Gremillion is the Most Valuable Player on The Advocate’s 2014 All-Metro softball team for Classes 5A and 4A.
The other honorees:
P: Amanda Holliday/Live Oak
Finished with a 16-4 record and a 1.84 ERA while helping the Eagles to the 5A semifinals.
P: Skylar Cook/St. Amant
Played a key role for the Gators by tallying a 21-3 record and 1.71 ERA and 133 strikeouts.
P: Kassey Ard/Walker
Was a steady presence for the 5A Wildcats thanks to a 19-10 record and 121 strikeouts.
P: Jessie Watts/East Ascension
Had a 24-9 record while helping the Spartans to the 5A quarters with nearly 200 strikeouts.
C: Jaden Accardo/Denham Springs
Was one of the area’s top power hitters, finishing with 13 home runs and 38 RBIs.
C: Jessica Crum/Dutchtown
Posted a .424 batting average en route to a team-high nine home runs and 40 RBIs.
INF: Carmisha Payton/East Ascension
Played third base and had eight home runs, 54 RBIs and 12 stolen bases.
INF: Payton Gremillion/Live Oak
Hit .495 as a leadoff batter with 15 RBIs and played second base for 5A semifinalists.
INF: Claire Weinberger/East Ascension
Shortstop had a .495 batting average, a .516 on-base percentage and stolen bases.
OF: Brittany Case/Denham Springs
A catalyst at the top of the Yellow Jackets batting order hit .606 with 47 runs and 25 RBIs.
OF: Madison Edmonston/St. Amant
Put together a batting average of .552 for the Gators that included 47 runs and 34 RBIs.
OF: Taylor Lockwood/Walker
Batted .551 and stole 42 bases to go with 21 RBIs and a .979 fielding percentage.
OF: Ally Howard/Live Oak
Had a .388 batting average, a .517 on-base percentage and an .889 fielding percentage.
OF: Harli Crow/Denham Springs
Scored 42 runs and had 34 RBIs to complement a .427 batting average.
UTIL: Katelyn McKenzie/Walker
Played shortstop and finished the season with a .369 batting average and 24 RBIs.
UTIL: Jordan Hartman/St. Amant
Scored 30 runs, had 30 RBIs and had a .457 batting average while playing third base.
UTIL: Ali Delaney/St. Amant
Key cog for the Gators played first base and batted .471, with 39 runs scored and 42 RBIs.
UTIL: Mallory Perrault/Plaquemine
Pitched every game for the 4A Green Devils, compiling a 17-10 record and also batted .350.
UTIL: Gisselle Ash/Live Oak
Finished with a .453 batting average and .628 slugging percentage while playing third base.
UTIL: Hope Vezinat/Dutchtown
Third baseman compiled a .356 batting average, 25 runs and 16 RBI for the 5A Griffins.
UTIL: Heidi Zumo/Central
Led Central to the Class 5A playoffs with a .457 batting average and scored 20 runs.
Pitchers: Ali McCoy, Dutchtown; Holly Morrison, Denham Springs.
Catchers: Katelyn McLin, Live Oak; Carlie Whittington, St. Amant.
Infielders: Kameryn Fairchild, Plaquemine; Mia Johnson, Plaquemine; Maggie Hinson, Denham Springs; Jaci Lavigne, St. Amant.
Outfielders: Kayla Braud, St. Amant; Royelle Cobb, Dutchtown; Bria White, Dutchtown.
Utility: Rachel Gautreaux, St. Amant; Bailey Gilleon, Dutchtown.
COACH OF THE YEAR
David Bourque, Denham Springs
Bourque led Denham Springs to its second runner-up finish in four years in Class 5A. Only one other area team, Class 1A Ascension Catholic, managed a runner-up finish. The Yellow Jackets compiled a 23-6 record.
The team is selected by area coaches.