State champions Ouachita Christian, Catholic-Pointe Coupee headline Class 1A all-state baseball, softball teams

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Written for the LSWA
Ouachita Christian of Monroe and Catholic-Pointe Coupee reaped the spoils reserved for state champions on the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s All-State baseball and softball teams.

A panel of sports writers from across Louisiana selected catcher Clint Hargrave as the Class 1A baseball Most Valuable Player. Hargrave, a Southeastern Louisiana University signee, batted .404 with 43 RBIs, five home runs and only struck out just 10 times in 114 at-bats for the Division IV state champions.

The Eagles were also represented on the first team by pitcher Ty Pankey and utility player Bailey Burtram.

Blaire Bizette was voted the Most Valuable Player in softball after pitching Catholic-Pointe Coupee to the Division IV state championship with a 21-3 record, 2.04 ERA, 117 strikeouts and a .627 batting average. Joining Bizette on the first team was Lady Hornets teammate Kailynn LaBlanc at infield.

Greg Manuel was named the coach of the year for baseball after leading Oberlin to the Class 1A baseball state title. Oberlin’s Trevor Rider was also recognized as a first-team pitcher.

OCS was no slouch in softball either and finished as the Division IV softball runner-up, which landed Britni Head the Coach of the Year award. The Lady Eagles also placed pitcher Sarah Tilmon, outfielder Peyton Owens and utility player Allie Rae Hamby on the first team.

Class 1A softball state champion Oak Grove also brought a title back to the Monroe-area, landing infielder Carlee Newton and outfielder Amber Sullivan first-team honors.

CLASS 1A CHARTS
BASEBALL
Pos. Player School Class Stats
P Trevor Rider Oberlin Jr. 6-2
P Ty Pankey Ouachita Christian Sr. 10-3
P Tre’ Medine Ascension Catholic Sr. 10-2
P Terrel Hookfin Kentwood Sr. 8-5
C Clint Hargrave Ouachita Christian Sr. .404
IF Zach Cleveland Merryville Sr. .436
IF Collin Barbee St. John Sr. .336
IF Rodney Blanchard Ascension Catholic Sr. .434
IF Cameron Olivier Covenant Christian Sr. .508
OF Chandler Hay Cedar Creek Sr. .330
OF Mason Zeringue Ascension Catholic Sr. .374
OF Brock Zeagler St. Mary’s Sr. .391
UT Cameron Gauthier Opelousas Catholic Jr. 10-0
UT Dylan David Grand Lake Sr. .402
UT Bailey Bertram Ouachita Christian Sr. 7-0
UT Nic Montalbano Ascension Christian Sr. .604
UT Ethan Lege Vermilion Catholic Sr. .432

OUTSTANDING PLAYER: CLINT HARGRAVE, OUACHITA CHRISTIAN
COACH OF THE YEAR: GREG MANUEL, OBERLIN

Honorable mention
Braden Sullivan, Oak Grove; Brooks Auger, Cedar Creek; Luke Black, Cedar Creek;
Freddy Mango, Delta Charter; Jacob Dunn, Ascension Catholic; Dylan Fontenot, University Academy; Tucker Stroud, University Academy; Hunter Sims, LaSalle; Blake May, LaSalle; Blade Beauboeuf, LaSalle; Blake May, LaSalle; Caleb Menina, Central Catholic; Hunter Coffman, Covenant Christian Academy; Trenton Holloway, Covenant Christian Academy; Pearce Simmons, Cedar Creek; Chad Ashburn, Oak Grove; Patrick Vienne, St. Mary’s; Luke Barbier, Central Catholic; Bryce Grizzaffi, Central Catholic; Drew Zito, Montgomery; Ben Bucher, St. John; Britton Mulhearn, Ouachita Christian; Reid Milligan; Gavin Shepherd, Ouachita Christian; Zach Mengarelli, Opelousas Catholic; Trey Palmer, Kentwood; J.T. Gargis, Merryville; Seth Rider, Oberlin; Jaren Sonnier, Grand Lake; Kole Royer, Merryville; Austin Champagne, Covenant Christian; Stephen Mayeux, St. Mary’s; Logan Graves, Montgomery; Chris Lirette, St. Mary’s; Grant Blanchard, St. John.

SOFTBALL
Pos. Player School Class stats
P Taylor Snow Lasalle Jr. 25-4
P Blaire Bizette Catholic-PC So. 21-3
P Carlee Carter Montgomery Sr. 21-10
P Sarah Tillmon Ouachita Christian Sr. 19-5
C Anna Lar Roberson Cedar Creek Sr. .451
IF Haley Fontenot Central Catholic Sr. .486
IF Carlee Newton Oak Grove Sr. .471
IF Kailynn Leblanc Catholic-PC Sr. .459
IF Sarah Diaz Lafayette Christian So. .450
OF Peyton Owens Ouachita Christian Fr. .443
OF Jami Allen Montgomery Sr. .329
OF Amber Sullivan Oak Grove Sr. .438
UT Lauren Menzina Cedar Creek Jr. 18-10
UT Allie Ray Hamby Ouachita Christian Jr. .453
UT Kinsey Long LaSalle Jr. .541
UT Meredith Matte St. Mary’s Jr. .500
UT Janci Aube’ Lafayette Christian Fr. .489

OUTSTANDING PLAYER: BLAIRE BIZETTE
COACH OF THE YEAR: TAYLOR LEGER, LAFAYETTE CHRISTIAN

Honorable mention
Magen Fregeau, Houma Christian;. Destiny Pierce, Houma Christian; Hailey Skiles, Central Catholic; Bailee Lipari, Central Catholic; Hallie Crappell, Central Catholic; Alli Freeman, Cedar Creek; Sara Shivers, Ouachita Christian; Carolyn Dorris, Ouachita Christian; Lila Ostrowski, Oak Grove; Carlye Rothchild, Ouachita Christian; Jaycee Carter, Montgomery; Ceily Grisaffe, Ascension Catholic; Madison Crowe, Oak Grove; Allie Rae Hamby, Ouachita Christian; Maria Bienvenu, St. Mary’s; Brooklyn Gremillion, University Academy; Kaitley Fisher, Catholic-PC; Isabelle Abadie, Ascension Catholic; Riley Spradlin, Cedar Creek; Sidni Laird, LaSalle; AnnaBeth Pittman, LaSalle; Ragan Hale, St. Mary’s; Chloe Langlois, St. Mary’s; Karlee Nunez, South Cameron; Ainsley Mallet, Vermillion Catholic.

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