Holden, Choudrant featured on Class B All-State baseball and softball teams

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By DANIEL GREEN
Written for the LSWA

A pair of familiar faces returned to the top of Class B.

The Holden Rockets in softball and Choudrant Aggies in baseball each won LHSAA Class B titles in Sulphur.

As a result, their ace pitchers lead the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Class B all-state teams. Holden’s Taylor Douglas and Choudrant’s Braden Jones were named the Most Outstanding Players by an LSWA panel.

Douglas had a phenomenal season. She was 26-8 record in the circle and batted .547 with an amazing 27 home runs and 61 RBIs. Jones was just as dominant on the hill with a 13-1 record to go along with 136 strikeouts in just 73 innings pitched. Offensively, he batted .350 with 33 RBIs.

Anacoco’s Richard Partridge (softball) and Monterey’s Eric Richard (baseball) claimed Coach of the Year honors.

Partridge guided the No. 9 Lady Indians to the Class B title game in his first year as a softball coach. Anacoco defeated No. 1 Forest along the way.

Richard took No. 20 Monterey to the Class B semifinals. The Aggies surrendered an unearned run on falling to eventual champion Choudrant, 1-0.

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The remaining members of the all-state softball team were the Holden duo of Gracie Duffy (.466, 11 HRs, 49 RBIs) and Olivia Barnes (.514), Anacoco freshman Bailey Davis (.510, 42 RBIs), Fairview’s Rylee Cloud (.611, 11 HRs), Quitman’s Cali Deal (.500), the Florien duo of Lauren Dees (.454, 15 HRs) and Sarah McDaniel (.387, 21 wins pitching), University Academy’s Brooklyn Gremillion (.395), the Forest duo of Brooke Ross (.529) and Katie Rios (.495, 9 HRs), Converse standout Abby Rivera (.581, 49 RBIs), Zwolle’s Summer Faust (.419, 16 wins pitching), Madison Holmes of Stanley (.466), Pitkin’s Lauryn Longino (.423) and Choudrant’s Zoey Smith (.461).

Jones was joined on the boys’ squad by Choudrant teammate Brandon Carter (5-0, 5 saves, 97 Ks), the Elizabeth duo of Alex Chamberlain (11-4, 106 Ks) and Jason Gormanous (.495, 11 HRs, 44 RBIs), Anacoco senior Landry Alligood (.618, 8 HRs, 36 RBIs), Monterey’s Ethan Clark (1.50 ERA, 108 Ks), Grace Christian’s Luke Johnson (.483, 9 HRs, 51 RBIs), Quitman’s Luke Morgan (.481), Weston’s Davis Tolar (.351), Pitkin’s Ethan West (1.94 ERA, 5 saves), Florien’s Gage Remedies (.462, 41 RBIs), Oak Hill’s Sam Martin (.385), Singer’s Tate Hess (1.60 ERA, 109 Ks), Glenmora senior Cory Nolen (.382), Converse senior Matt Sessum (.479) and Fairview’s Landon Strother (6-3, 1.12 ERA).

LSWA CLASS B ALL-STATE CHARTS

SOFTBALL

Player school grade stats

Taylor Douglas Holden So. .547

Gracie Duffy Holden So. .466

Bailey Davis, Anacoco Fr. .510

Rylee Cloud Fairview Jr. .611

Cali Deal Quitman 8th .500

Lauren Dees Florien Sr. .454

Brooklyn Gremillion University Academy Sr. .395

Brooke Ross Forest Sr. .529
Abby Rivers Converse Sr.  .581

Summer Faust Zwolle Sr. 16-4

Madison Holmes Stanley Sr. .466

Lauryn Longino Pitkin Sr. .423

Katie Rios Forest Sr. .495

Olivia Barnes Holden Sr. .514

Sarah McDaniel Florien So. 21-6

Zoey Smith Choudrant 8th .462

OUTSTANDING PLAYER: TAYLOR DOUGLAS, HOLDEN

COACH OF THE YEAR: RICHARD PARTRIDG, ANACOCO

Honorable mention: Kacey Breithaupt, Holden; Madison Brymer, Quitman; Jordan Williams, Saline; Lexi Normand, Doyline; Haley Nail, Castor; Victoria Parris, Converse; Abby Robinson, Pitkin; Kylee Johnson, Oak Hill; Mikayla Cashdollar, University Academy; Addy Bonsall, Bell City.

BASEBALL

Player school grade stats

Braden Jones, Choudrant Sr. 13-1

Brandon Carter Choudrant Sr. 5-0

Alex Chamberlain Elizabeth Sr. 11-4

Landry Alligood Anacoco Sr. .618

Ethan Clark Monterey Sr. 1.50 ERA

Luke Johnson Grace Christian So. .483

Luke Morgan Quitman Jr. .481

Davis Tolar Weston Jr. .351

Ethan West Pitkin Sr. 1.94 ERA

Gage Remedies Florien Jr. .462

Sam Martin Oak Hill Sr. .385

Tate Hess Singer So. 1.60 ERA

Cory Nolen Glenmora Sr. .382

Matt Sessum Converse Sr. .479

Jason Gormanous Elizabeth Jr. .495

Landon Strother Fairview So. 6-3

OUTSTANDING PLAYER: BRADEN JONES, CHOUDRANT

COACH OF THE YEAR: ERIC RICHARD, MONTEREY

Honorable mention: Luke Tassin, Choudrant: Joshua Smith, Quitman; Braydon Cedus, Oak Hill; Brett Jinks, Fairview; Laiken Odom, Elizabeth; Slay Coleman, Elizabeth; Drew Tebbe, Anacoco; Noah Spears, Doyline; Camron Brumfield, Mt. Hermon; Hunter Bordelon, Holden; Grayson Johnson, Bell City; Austin Tarpley, Zwolle; Ethan DeVanie, Grace Christian.

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