The LHSAA awarded four baseball and softball championships to Level 2A schools for the first time this spring. Coincidentally, the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Class 2A All-State teams were also divided in four ways.
Pitcher Sarah Chamberlain, of Division III champion Calvary Baptist, was voted MVP of the 2A softball team. Scott Wilcher was voted Coach of the Year after leading Mangham to the 2A title.
Another pitcher, Spencer Davis, won outstanding baseball player honors after leading Sterlington to the 2A baseball title. Justin Boyd, of Division III Opelousas Catholic semi-finalist, has been selected as Baseball Coach of the Year by a panel of sports journalists from across the state.
Chamberlain was 24-2 and struck out 199 catches in 154 innings with a 0.77 ERA for the Cavaliers. Davis was 12-0 with seven full games and three shutouts with a 1.29 ERA.
Wilcher is no stranger to LSWA honors, having previously been honored as baseball coach of the year while coaching at Mangham. Boyd led OCHS to the semi-finals of the LHSAA tournament for the second consecutive season.
Connor Pellerin of the Episcopal, who was on the baseball team as a utility player, was the only player in Metro Baton Rouge on the LSWA 2A teams. Pellerin led the Knights to the Division III quarterfinals with a 9-3 record that included 108 strikeouts in 72 innings. He also hit 0.360 with nine doubles, two homers and 24 RBIs.
Braydon Jones of Lakeside (8-3, 1.65 ERA), Ty O’Neal of Ouachita Christian (9-3, 1.12 ERA) and Matt Collins of Opelousas Catholic (6-1, 1.45 ERA) were other selected baseball pitchers. Lakeside’s Jake Gray (.472) has been selected as the team’s receiver.
Hannan’s Nick Lucido (0.407), Rosepine’s Tanner Wiegand (0.450), Sterlington’s Dalton Dopson (0.545) and Notre Dame’s Thomas Sterling (0.430) were the chosen infielders. Lloyd Nash of St. Charles Catholic (0.439), Joe Vercher of Menard and Bryce Wallace of Ouachita Christian (0.438) were selected as vaults.
Other public service picks were Beau Ross (6-3), Mason Vicknair of Riverside (0.405), Jarrett McDonald of Sterlington (0.500) and Connor Fawcett of Kinder (0.337).
Menard’s Jensen Howell (15-5, 1.96 ERA), Rosepine’s Morghan LaTour (19-6, 201 strikeouts) and Notre Dame’s Marcella Gossen (21-2) joined Chamberlain as pitchers for the softball team. Rosepine’s Lauryn McMahon (0.365) did so as a receiver.
The infield consisted of Haylee Brinlee of Rosepine (.442), Morgan Woodard of Menard (.472), Camryn Flanagan of St. Thomas Aquinas (.500) and Madison Watson of Riverside (.480). Kennedy Smith (.479) of Notre Dame, Toni Perrin (.553) of Riverside and Sydney Williams (.505) of Hannan secured the outfield spots.
Two Mangham players, Arron Dye (11-5) and Cam Neatherly (.468), were joined as utility caps by Codi Vernace of Haynes Academy (.600), Lexi Johnson of Riverside (.578) and Summer Atkins of Pickering (.445).
LSWA CLASSES CLASS 2A BASEBALL-SOFTBALL ALL-STATE
Pos. Player School class Avg.
P Braydon Jones Lakeside Sr. 8-3
P Spencer Davis Sterlington Sr. 12-0
P Ty O’Neal Ouachita Christian Sr. 9-3
P Matt Collins Opelousas Catholic Sr.. 366
C Jake Gray Lakeside Sr.. 472
IF Nick Lucido Hannan Jr.. 407
IF Tanner Wiegand Rosepine Sr.. 450
SI Dalton Dopson Sterlington Sr. .545
SI Thomas Stevens Notre-Dame Jr. 430
DE Lloyd Nash St. Charles Jr.. 439
OF Joe Vercher Menard Sr.. 405
DE Bryce Wallace Ouachita Christian Jr.. 438
UTL Beau Ross Numerous Sr. 6-3
UTL Mason Vicknair Riverside Sr.. 405
UTL Connor Pellerin Episcopal Sr. 9-3
UTL Jarrett McDonald Sterlington Jr. 500
UTL Connor Fawcett Kinder Sr.. 337
EXCEPTIONAL PLAYER: Spencer Davis, Sterlington
COACH OF THE YEAR: Justin Boyd, Catholic Opelousas
Honorable mention: Zack Gieger, Riverside; Evan Pfister, Saint-Charles; Jordan Loving, Riverside; Bryson Broussard, Loreauville; Gaige St. Cyr, Catholic Opelousas; Sam Jarrell, Catholic Opelousas; Dawson Ritter, Many; Cole Downey, Calvary; Haden Goudeau, Bunkie; Seth Traweek, Ouachita Christian; Jonathan Snuggs, Ouachita Christian; Alex Egan, Saint Thomas Aquinas; Jordan Loving, Riverside; Wayne Stabiler, Episcopal; Cameron Christian, Ménard; Bryce Roberts, Rosepine; Skylor Wilhite, Ouachita Christian; Collin Kirsch, Notre-Dame; Jayke Stewart, by the lake; Chris Khammany, Kinder; Cerf Creditor; Jacob Barr, Sterlington; Bryce Wallace, Ouachita Christian; Zach Gieger, Riverside; Aaron Parker, Mangam; Gage Huff, Mangam; Connor McKoin, Ouachita Christian.
Pos. Player School class Avg.
P Jensen Howell Menard Sr. 15-5
P Morghan LaTour Rosepine Sr. 19-6
P Marcella Gossen Notre-Dame Jr. 21-2
P Sarah Chamberlain Calvary Sr. 24-2
C Lauryn McMahon Rosepine Sr.. 403
IF Haylee Brinlee Rosepine Jr.. 442
SI Morgan Woodard Menard Sr.. 472
SI Camryn Flanagan ST Aquinas Sr.. 500
SI Madison Watson Riverside Sr.. 480
OF Kennedy Smith Notre-Dame Jr.. 402
BY Toni Perrin Riverside Sr.. 553
DE Sydney Williams Hannan Sr.. 505
UTL Arron Dye Mangham Sr. 11-5
UTL Codi Vernace Haynes Sr.. 600
UTL Summer Atkins Pickering Sr.. 445
UTL Lexi Johnson Riverside So. .578
UTL Cam Neatherly Mangham Fr. 468
EXCEPTIONAL PLAYER: Sarah Chamberlain, Baptist of Calvary
COACH OF THE YEAR: Scott Wilcher, Mamngham
Honorable mention: Sarah Gartman, Kinder; Melise Gossen, Notre-Dame; Tori Collins, Catholic Opelousas; Kathryn Gonsulin, Catholic-NI; Madison Watson, Riverside; Lindsey Osbon, Hannan; Maddie Cochran, Saint-Charles; Caroline Julian, Saint-Charles; Jori Bryant, Saint-Charles; Bree Newman, Calvary; Emily Daniel, Calvary; Gussie Treadway, Calvary; Laney Taylor, by the lake; Kori Allen, Red River; Ny’Keria Jones, Lakeview; Keely Dubois, Numerous; Shay Drew, Many; Sydney Lewis, Rapides; Leann Franks, Mangam; Jade Brady, Saint-Charles; Desiree Squires, Rosepine; Kate Trahan, Kinder; Kelci Bodin, Loreauville; Hannah Smith, Catholic-NI; Rachel Collins, Mangam; Grace Wolfe, Doyle; Maddie Cochran, Saint-Charles; Caroline Julian, Saint-Charles; Jori Bryant, Saint-Charles; Abby Gwinn, Ménard; KB Briley, Sterlington; Kamryn Spears, Doyle; Karlee Kraft, Saint Thomas Aquinas; Olivia Johnson, Ménard; Ashleigh Caruso, Rapides; Mia Romero, Loreauville; Tanner Wilson, Sterlington; Breanna Sylvestri, Sterlington.