A handful of area baseball and softball players earned spots on the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Class 2A all-state teams.
Kinder, the baseball state champion, is represented by infielder Michael Fontenot (.500, 45 RBI)s. Kinder's runner-up softball team has three selections: pitcher Laura Gartman (13-3), outfielder Chloe Hamilton (.495) and utility player Brooklyn Fontenot (.627). Rosepine pitcher Chloe Bennett (19-6) is also on the softball team.
A rare perfect season from the Notre Dame softball team and a championship run by the Calvary Baptist baseball team earned each squad the top honors.
Pitcher Sydnei Simon is the Most Outstanding Player and head coach Dale Serie is the Coach of the Year in softball while the baseball honors went to Calvary pitcher Cade Hart and coach Shannon Cunningham.
Simon, a LSU-Eunice signee, was a dual threat for Notre Dame, going 24-0 with a 0.62 ERA and 223 strikeouts in 135 innings.
Serie, in his first year as head coach, led the Pioneers to a 32-0 season and second consecutive Division III state championship.
Other Pios on the team are catcher Maci Bergeron (.560, 21 HR, 67 RBIs) and outfielder Makenzie Abshire (.535, 31 RBIs, 39 runs).
Softball champion Mangham is represented by infielder Gracie Underwood (.495, 12 HR, 51 RBIs). and utility selection Camm Neathery (.455, 8 HR).
Hart, a junior, went 12-1 on the mound with a 0.49 ERA and hit .422 with 35 RBIs and 17 stolen bases. Cunningham led the Cavaliers to a 31-9 record which included a 12-0 run through District 1-2A play and the Division III state championship.
Cavs infielder Fox Locke hit .408 with 35 RBI sand going 6-1 as a pitcher while outfielder Carson Barnette hit .387 and drove in 27 runs.