Three DeRidder players on 4A all-state teams

Special to American Press

<p class="p1">In Class 4A, the North DeSoto Griffins were the queens of the diamond, while the Neville Tigers and the Teurlings Catholic Rebels each shared a claim as kings after winning the non-select (public schools) and select (private schools) titles, respectively.</p><p class="p1">The Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s voting for the major awards followed that trend as Emma Callie Delafield  (23-3, 7 HRs) was named as Outstanding Player, and her coach, Lori McFerren earned the Coach of the Year award.</p><p class="p1">Teurlings senior Hayden Cantrelle (.400, 18 SBs) took Outstanding Player in baseball and Neville coach Paul Guerriero was voted baseball Coach of the Year.</p><p class="p1">Joining Delafield as pitchers on the softball team were DeRidder’s Lauren Parson, West Ouachita’s Shelby Carson and Morgan City’s Kennedy Hebert, while Lakeshore’s Samantha Conley was named catcher.</p><p class="p1">The infield was comprised of Beau Chene’s Bryley Rodriguez, St. Thomas More’s Katelyn Norse, Cabrini’s Christie Runnels and North DeSoto’s Bayli Simon. Grant’s Kaylea Godron, DeRidder’s Kailey LeFrere and West Ouachita’s Maicey Spillers made the team as outfielders, while Benton’s Sarah Koeppen, North DeSoto’s Taylor Christian, Teurlings’ Lorin Martin, Grant’s Kaytlon Ward and Neville’s Lauren Bloomer completed the team as utility selections.</p><p class="p1">The baseball pitching staff consisted of Benton’s Will Hine, Salmen’s Andre Beaudoin, Tioga’s Dylan Coburn and Neville’s Cole Clary with Breaux Bridge’s Tyler Thibodeaux at catcher.</p><p class="p1">Neville’s Bershen Minninger, Franklin Parish’s Kenyon Major and Cecilia’s Kale Boudreaux joined Cantrelle in the infield and West Ouachita’s Drew Thomas, Teurlings’ Nick Webre and North DeSoto’s Drake Foster were the outfielders. Closing out the team as utility selections were West Ouachita’s Austin Tidwell, Vandebilt Catholic’s Brennan Porche, Breaux Bridge’s Cole Mouton, St. Thomas More’s Alex Hannie and DeRidder’s Chipper Menard.</p><p class="p1"> </p>

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