Written for the LSWA
Last year, Claiborne Christian swept both the Class C softball and baseball state titles.
One year later, the West Monroe-based school swept to the titles again, with a little added bonus from a panel of the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.
Claiborne Christian’s Chad Olinde was selected as the Coach of the Year, while senior Jake Bell and junior Kara Anderson brought home Outstanding Player honors in baseball and softball, respectively.
Olinde guided Claiborne Christian to its third straight Class C state championship, while Bell was the ace of the pitching staff, finishing with a record of 11-7.
Anderson owned a record of 18-2-2 en route to leading CCA's softball team to a second straight championship with a win in the finals over Hackberry and Coach of the Year honoree Angie Little.
Claiborne Christian also landed several other players on the all-state squad in both baseball and softball.
Bell was joined on the team by freshman Zach Osbon (6-2), senior Kip Robinson (.326) and senior Jesse Butler (.304), while Anderson’s teammates Angel Hamilton (.312), Jerrica Bennett (.447) and Bailey
Burroughs (.352) are on the softball squad.
Little saw three of her Lady Mustangs named to the all-state softball team in senior Amber Byler (15-2-1), freshman Sami Little (.361) and junior Erica Duhon (.328).
Grace Christian of Alexandria, the runner-up to CCA in baseball, landed three players on the team in senior pitcher Daniel Margheim (10-2), senior Jeremy Fontenot (8-4) and senior Chaston LaCaze (.596).
St. Joseph of Plaucheville and Starks each had three players on the softball team. St. Joseph senior Natalie Plauche (.423), who was a candidate for Outstanding Player, joined forces with senior teammate
Katie Gauthier (.358) and sophomore Baylee Lacombe on the squad, while Starks was represented by senior Amy Johnson (23-7-1), junior Baleigh Bussell (.404) and sophomore Gabby Miller (.375).
Rounding out the all-state softball squad were the Calvin duo of sophomore Amber Canerday (11-4) and junior Dareesha Sims (.333), along with Grace Christian junior Jessica Wilmore (.386).
State semifinalists Hicks and Family Christian each had two players named to the baseball squad. Hicks was represented by senior Seth Wellman (.496) and junior Zakk Rogerson (.461), while Family Christian
landed freshman Tyler Randall (.394) and sophomore Michael Glasper (.423) on the team.
Elizabeth and Reeves also had two players each on the team. Senior Austin Greene (.471) and sophomore Garrett Dauzat (10-1) are the Elizabeth contingent, while juniors Aaron Breaux (.449) and Landon
Cappel (.493) are the Reeves representatives. Senior Jeremy Marceaux (.582) of Northside Christian rounded out the team.
LSWA CLASS C ALL-STATE CHARTS
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Name School Cl Stats
Amber Canerday Calvin So. 11-4
Amber Byler Hackberry Sr. 15-2-1
Dareesha Sims Calvin Jr. .333
Baleigh Bussell Starks Jr. .404
Sami Little Hackberry Fr. .361
Amy Johnson Starks Sr. 23-7-1
Erica Duhon Hackberry Jr. .328
Gabby Miller Starks So. .375
Jessica Wilmore Grace Christian Jr. .386
Natalie Plauche St. Joseph Sr. .423
Katie Gauthier St. Joseph Sr. .358
Baylee Lacombe St. Joseph So. .320
Angel Hamilton Claiborne Christian Sr. .312
Kara Anderson Claiborne Christian Jr. 18-2-2
Jerrica Bennett Claiborne Christian Jr. .447
Bailey Burroughs Claiborne Christian Jr. .352
OUTSTANDING PLAYER: KARA ANDERSON, CLAIBORNE CHRISTIAN
COACH OF THE YEAR: ANGIE LITTLE, HACKBERRY
Honorable mention: Holly Rhymes, Calvin; Emily Clements, Calvin; Katy Zimmerman, Calvin; Ashley Scioneaux, St. Joseph; Kirstie Hines, Claiborne Christian; Sydney Broussard, Hackberry.
Name School Cl Stats
Seth Wellman Hicks Sr. .496
Austin Greene Elizabeth Sr. .471
Zakk Rogerson Hicks Jr. .461
Garrett Dauzat Elizabeth So. 10-1
Aaron Breaux Reeves Jr. .449
Jeremy Fontenot Grace Christian Sr. 8-4
Landon Cappel Reeves Jr. .493
Chaston LaCaze Grace Christian Sr. .596
Jake Bell Claiborne Christian Sr. 11-7
Daniel Margheim Grace Christian Sr. 10-2
Zach Osbon Claiborne Christian Fr. 6-2
Jeremy Marceaux Northside Christian Sr. .582
Kip Robinson Claiborne Christian Sr. .326
Tyler Randall Family Christian Fr. .394
Jesse Butler Claiborne Christian Sr. .304
Michael Glasper Family Christian So. .423
OUTSTANDING PLAYER: JAKE BELL, CLAIBORNE CHRISTIAN
COACH OF THE YEAR: CHAD OLINDE, CLAIBORNE CHRISTIAN
Honorable mention: Caleb LaCaze, Hicks; Austin Wilson, Hicks; Zachary Earl, Elizabeth; Michael Schultz, Reeves; Daniel Reed, Elizabeth; William Fulton, Claiborne Christian; Cory Walker, Claiborne Christian; Forrest Spillers, Claiborne Christian; Matt Crochet, Northside Christian.