Sterlington and Jena won the LHSAA’s Class 3A titles in baseball and softball. So, it is fitting to have players from each school headline the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Class 3A All-State softball and baseball teams.
Parker Coley, an LSU-Eunice signee, was voted the Outstanding Player on the LSWA’s baseball squad after leading Sterlington to its second straight Class 3A state baseball crown.
Coley batted .448 and hit nine home runs with 54 RBIs, 11 doubles and a triple. The senior outfielder was 22 of 23 on stolen base attempts and committed only three errors in the field.
Tori Shirley, a junior first baseman, claimed the Outstanding Player honor on the LSWA’s softball squad. She helped guide Jena to the first 3A softball title in school history with a .491 batting average to go with nine home runs, 52 RBIs, .530 on-base percentage and .907 slugging percentage.
For leading their teams to LHSAA titles, Jena’s Sarah Roark and St. Louis Catholic’s Matt Fontenot were chosen as the LSWA’s 3A Coaches of the Year recipients. It was the first LHSAA title for both coaches.
Roark guided Jena past Iowa 12-10 in the Class 3A title game on May 1. It was one of eight wins in which Jena (25-8) grabbed the lead in the fifth inning or later this season.
Fontenot helped St. Louis (25-12) win its fourth baseball title in program history and first since 2011. St. Louis defeated Parkview Baptist 6-3 in the Division II final.
Joining Shirley on the Class 3A softball first-team was her Jena teammate in utility player Janasia Jones.
Sterlington pitcher Brandon Brewer and infielder Seaver Sheets joined Coley on the baseball first-team. St. Louis pitcher Parker Morgan and first baseman Evan Joubert were also first-team selections.
Archbishop Hannan, the Division II state softball champion, had a first-team selection in catcher Sydnie Ferrant.
LSWA CLASS 3A ALL-STATE TEAMS
(Players from Acadiana in bold)
P Carina Chargois, Kaplan Sr.
P Katie Haynes, Sterlington Sr.
P McKenna Howell, Grant So.
P Allie Bland, Lutcher Jr.
C Sydnie Ferrant, Hannan Fr.
IF Emi McGehee, Grant Sr.
IF Tori Shirley, Jena Jr.
IF Morgan Eaves, S. Beauregard Jr.
IF Ana Alexander, Iowa So.
OF Hope Tucker, Sterlington So.
OF Kamryn Broussard, Iowa So.
OF Hailey Peterson, Haynes Academy Fr.
UT Janasia Jones, Jena Sr.
UT Maycie Hardy, Pine Prairie Sr.
UT Mallory Stevens, Sterlington So.
UT Delaney Walker, Haynes Academy Jr.
UT Aubrynn Arcement, Thomas Jefferson Jr.
OUTSTANDING PLAYER: TORI SHIRLEY, JENA
COACH OF THE YEAR: SARAH ROARK, JENA
Honorable Mention: Alyssa Fish, North Webster, Sr.; Arlee Darbonne, Iowa; Bentley Richard, Iowa; Karagan Howard, Iowa; Calee Guillory, Iowa; Lesley Lebleu, Iowa; Jadyn Dauzart, Buckeye; Olivia Henry, Buckeye; Alli Brunson, Jena; Kennedy Marceaux, Kaplan; Molly Sistrunk, Kaplan; Lauryn Packard, Kaplan; Morgan Malveaux, David Thibodaux; Greta Fontenot, Iota; Bronwyn Colbert, Berwick; Haley Spears, Grant; Kamryn Howard, Iowa; Katie Salling, Parkview Baptist; Kennedy Marceaux, Kaplan; Gracie Pettway, Grant; Alexis Dale, Hannan; Aubrie Claverie, Haynes Academy; Britt Bourgoyne, Brusly; Maria Detillier, Lutcher; Camryn Becnel, E.D. White; Mikah Ortiz, Berwick; Shelby Edgeworth, Buckeye; Melissa Lopera, Haynes Academy; Asia George, Pine Prairie; Lailia Clark, Brusly; Chakirrious Parker, St. James.
P Brandon Brewer, Sterlington Sr.
P Parker Morgan, St. Louis Sr.
P Dylan Bergeron, E.D. White Sr.
P Ryan Harland, Parkview Baptist Sr.
C Braxton Comeaux, E.D. White So.
IF Brennan Holt, Parkview Baptist Sr.
IF Seaver Sheets, Sterlington Sr.
IF Evan Joubert, St. Louis Sr.
IF Tyler LeJeune, Iota Jr.
OF Patrick Coley, Sterlington Sr.
OF Brady Pederson, Westlake Sr.
OF Caleb Stelly, Parkview Baptist Sr.
UT Blake Windham, Jena Sr.
UT Kyle St. Pierre, Lutcher Sr.
UT Gavin LeBlanc, Iota Sr.
UT Coleman Beeson, Bossier Sr.
UT Britton Coleman, S. Beauregard Sr.
OUTSTANDING PLAYER: PARKER COLEY, STERLINGTON
COACH OF THE YEAR: MATT FONTENOT, ST. LOUIS CATHOLIC
Honorable Mention: Kane Gill, Westlake; Gavin Johnson, Westlake; Keagan Aaron, Marksville; Reid Snider, St. Louis; John Reina, St. Louis; Dawson Wallace, Iota; Nick Duplechain, Iota; Matthew Melancon, E.D. White Catholic; Charlie Hunt, E.D. White Catholic; Josiah Jennings, Patterson; Clay Menard, Berwick; Mason Johnston, Berwick; Branton Vicknair, E.D. White Catholic; Alec Mahler, St. James; Brandon Boudreaux, E.D. White Catholic; Grant Roberts, Patrick Taylor; Rett Bowman, South Beauregard; Christian Champlin, Jena; Brock Slaton, University; Charles Keith, South Beauregard; Michael Curry, Brusly; Jaron Townsend, Caldwell; Dezmon Dugas, Iowa; Cameron Lavergne, Iowa; Matthew Melancon, E.D. White; Clay Menard, Berwick; Jadikus Johnson, Jena; Cade Labruyere, Iowa; Charlie Hunt, E.D. White; Brady Parker, Grant; Gaven Jones, Buckeye; Jacob Mercer, Grant; John Shahrdar, Loyola; Nathan Lirette, Loyola; Hunter Ponson, Parkview Baptist.