It was a year of upsets in Class 3A, with sixth-seeded West Feliciana winning the baseball title and fourth-seeded Kaplan taking the softball title.
It’s easy to see why with the talent they had.
Gannon Achord of West Feliciana took home Coach of the Year honors in baseball, while Kaplan doubled up with the Outstanding Player in Abby Trahan and the Coach of the Year in Shay Herpin.
Logan Savoy of South Beauregard was awarded Outstanding Player honors for baseball after helping lead his team to a state championship game appearance with a 10-2 record, 1.75 ERA and 102 strikeouts.
Trahan managed to top her impressive junior year in her final season at Kaplan, striking out 301 on her way to a 23-5 record. She allowed 83 hits and finished with a 0.73 ERA.
Kaplan shortstop Alexa Lege joined Trahan on the all-state team after hitting .475 with eight home runs and 37 RBIs.
Achord helped lead West Feliciana to a state title with the help of senior pitcher Trey Morgan, who went 7-1, and junior Cody Trisler, who also went 7-1.
South Beauregard landed four players on the team and semifinalist Brusly had three.
Pitcher Evan Daigle (9-2), struck out 78 in 72 innings, and he hit seven home runs and had 32 stolen bases. First baseman Ben Bergeron and outfielder Tod Gauthe also made the 3A squad for Brusly.
Third baseman Hayden Gunter, outfielder Jansen Fontenot and utility player Chance Clark were the other South Beauregard players selected.
North Vermilion, the No. 1 seed in softball heading into the playoffs, led the way with three all-state players — pitcher Shelby Breaux, outfielder Elise Vincent and catcher Demi Boudreaux.
Parkview Baptist shortstop Nicky Dawson challenged Trahan for Outstanding Player honors.
The LSU signee hit .658 with five home runs and 36 RBIs. She stole 58 bases and set a national record for triples in a career with 49. PBS outfielder Audrey Greely also made the softball squad.