Parish standouts draw LSWA All-State recognition

The Louisiana Sports Writers Association placed 13 players from Rapides Parish high schools on the organization’s annual All-State baseball and softball teams announced recently, with 30 more getting honorable mention recognition.

Voting was done by a panel of LSWA members covering high school sports from around the state. The LSWA provided statistical highlights for first-team selections, and also listed honorable mention choices in each class except Class C.

2023 LSWA All-State Selections from Rapides Parish

5A Baseball

First team – Utility, Joe Bordelon, ASH, 6-3 win-loss record, 1.84 ERA, 115 strikeouts in 53.2 innings

Honorable mention – Chris Clark, ASH; Brady Hoffman, Pineville; Austin Lorenz, ASH; Wes Oates, Pineville; Drew Tomlin, ASH

5A Softball

First team – Infielder, Brielle Texada, ASH, Freshman, .449 batting average, 16 HR, 54 RBI

First team – Outfielder, Dayzja Williams, ASH, Sr., .492 batting average

First team – Utility, Bailey Henderson, Pineville, Sr., .426 batting average, 7 HR, 38 RBI

Honorable mention – Cortlynne Bennett, Pineville; Mary Claire Brinkman, ASH; Madelyn Halle, Pineville; Bevan Hartnett, Pineville; Claire Thompson, ASH;

4A Baseball

Honorable mention – Tyler Looney, Tioga; Brady Martin, Tioga; Ryan Reeves, Tioga; Matthew Taylor, Tioga.

4A Softball

First team – Infielder, Abbi Troquille, Tioga, Junior, .515 batting average, 30 RBI, 26 steals

First team – Utility, Christina Lambert, Tioga, Junior, 15-3 win-loss record

Coach of the Year – Brad Woodard, Tioga

Honorable mention – Katreal Earthly, Peabody; Kaitlyn Roberts, Tioga; Zoe Roland, Tioga.

3A Baseball

Honorable mention – Haidyn Boone, Buckeye; Adam Brodnax, Buckeye; Seth Herron, Bolton; Kennedy “KP” Paul, Bolton; Brennan Paige, Bolton.

3A Softball

First team – Pitcher Olivia Henry, Buckeye, Jr., 18-7 win loss record, 1.93 ERA, 204 strikeouts

First team – Infielder Maddie Sinclair, Buckeye, Sr., .437 batting average, 12 HR, 42 RBI

Honorable mention – Allison Brossett, Buckeye.

2A Baseball

First team – Pitcher Andrew Prejean, Menard, Sr., 11-2, 0.75 ERA, 101 strikeouts

First team – Utility, Cooper Scott, Menard, 7-1 pitching record

Honorable mention – Drake Aldredge, Menard; Hunter Gillespie, Glenmora; Cameron Parks, Glenmora; Ben Wade, Menard.

2A Softball

First team –  Infielder Emily DeSelle, Menard, Junior, .487 batting average, 23 HR, 68 RBI

Honorable mention – Kaylee Methvin, Menard; Sawyer Shelton, Menard.

B Baseball

First team – Luke Johnson, Grace Christian, Senior, .608 batting average, 10 HR, 53 RBI, 19 steals

Honorable mention – Seth Cook, Grace Christian

B Softball

First team – Wynlee Vincent, Grace Christian, Freshman, .583 batting average, 43 runs, 20 steals