After helping Rosepine become one of the most dominant high school teams in the state regardless of class, Eagles catcher Ethan Frey earned the top individual honor on the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Class 2A all-state baseball team.

Frey, an LSU signee, hit .487 with 13 home runs, 64 RBIs, 11 doubles, three triples and 28 runs. As a pitcher, Frey went 5-0 with a 0.77 ERA and two saves, striking out 43 batters in 27 innings. Frey helped the Eagles (35-2) win a second consecutive state championship, winning their last 31 games.

Notre Dame’s Corine Poncho is the softball MVP. She hit .480 with 32 home runs and 71 RBIs to lead the Pioneers (30-5) to the Division III state championship with a 6-4 win over St. Charles Catholic. Poncho powered an explosive Notre Dame offense that averaged 12 runs per game.

Coaches of the Year are Jacques Soileau of Port Barre in softball and Wayne Stein of St. Charles in baseball.

Soileau led the Red Devils to a 26-5 season and berth in the Class 2A state championship game.

Stein helped the Comets win the Division II state championship, capped with a 2-0 win over St. Thomas Aquinas in the championship game. The Comets finished 28-9, including a perfect record in District 11-2A play.

Joining Frey on the first team are Rosepine teammates Braden Trull (12-0, 0.85 ERA), Jake Smith (.461, 5 HR, 63 runs, 43 RBIs), Grant Ducote (.495, 3 HR, 47 RBI, 53 runs) and Logan Calcote (.466, 30 RBIs, 54 runs).

Kinder has a pair of first-team selections in outfielder Griffin Cooley (.422, 3 HR, 27 RBIs, 5-1, 0.94 ERA) and Landon Schmitz (8-3, 1.72 ERA, 105 Ks).

The softball team had two area selections. Freshman pitcher Briana Fontenot (19- 2) was picked after leading the Kinder Yellow Jackets to the Class 2A championship game. Rosepine junior Jenna Marler (.513) was picked as a utility player after helping the Eagles reach the state quarterfinals.


Pos. Player, School Cl. Stats

P Braden Trull, Rosepine Sr. 12-0

P Landon Schmitz, Kinder Jr. 8-3

P Blake Lobell, Springfield Sr. 9-2

P Brady St. Pierre, St. Charles Catholic So. 8-1

C Ethan Frey, Rosepine Sr. .487

IF Jake Smith, Rosepine Jr. .461

IF Grant Ducote, Rosepine Jr. .495

IF Luke Hill, Episcopal Sr. .475

IF Ian Arnett, St. Charles Catholic Jr. .387

OF Griffin Cooley, Kinder Jr. .422

OF Logan Calcote, Rosepine Sr. .466

OF Tyler Fitch, Dunham Sr. .336

UT Ethan Richeé, Bunkie Sr. .488

UT Peyton Woods, Doyle Jr. 9-1

UT Will Taylor, Springfield Sr. .433

UT Luke Curtis, Mangham Sr. .436

UT Alex Stevens, Notre Dame Sr. .433

OUTSTANDING PLAYER — Ethan Frey, Rosepine

COACH OF THE YEAR — Wayne Stein, St. Charles Catholic

HONORABLE MENTION — Cale Navarre, Welsh; Grant Daigle, Welsh; Gavin Gary, DeQuincy; Hayden Sauseda, Bunkie; Hayden Blanchard, Houma Christian; Jack Deville, Many; John Michael Eves, Bunkie; Tyler Corzine, Notre Dame; AJ Manasco, Many; Andrew Lee, Ascension Episcopal; Brooks Byerley, North Caddo; Jon Jon Dick, Lakeside; Jayvion Smart, Many; Sammy Maddox, DeQuincy; Josh Lim, Dunham; Jackson Monica, St. Charles; Tripp Mixon, Notre Dame; Barrett Hebert, Ascension Episcopal; Cole Sattler, Many; Blaise Blancher, Ascension Episcopal; Stewart Bonnecaze, Episcopal; Reese Ashworth, DeQuincy; Hayden Evans, Many; Mason Bordelon, Avoyelles Charter; CJ Watts, Lakeside; IV Guillot, Newman; Lane Almond, Many.


Pos. Player, School Cl. Stats

P Brianna Fontenot, Kinder Fr. 19-2

P Tia Holmes, Many Sr. 16-5

P Kamryn Cancienne, St. Charles 8th 20-3

P Alyssa Cadwell, Houma Christian Sr. 15-3

C Maci Bergeron, Notre Dame Sr. .459

IF Abigail Savoy, Notre Dame Sr. .566

IF Corine Poncho, Notre Dame Sr. .480

IF Madison Hebert, St. Charles Catholic Sr. .530

IF Jaydn Yesso, Houma Christian So. .598

OF Camryn Ford, Many Sr. .473

OF Addison Contorno, Doyle So. .407

OF Sara Kate Booker, Many So. .592

UT Destiny Pierce, Houma Christian So. .525

UT Kay Kay Savant, Doyle Sr. .492

UT Jenna Marler, Rosepine Jr. .513

UT Lindsey LaPrairie, Bunkie Sr. .523

UT Alyssa Davis, Port Barre Jr. .453

OUTSTANDING PLAYER — Corine Poncho, Notre Dame

COACH OF THE YEAR — Jacques Soileau, Port Barre

HONORABLE MENTION — Cicily Hill, Kinder; Hadley Lemons, Kinder; Barbra Ann White, Rosepine; Aaliyah Marrero, Rosepine; Shelby Deason, Rosepine; Alli Manuel, Welsh; Gabby Lafferty, DeQuincy; Baileigh Kellogg, DeQuincy; Adah Doucet, DeQuincy; Hillari Shuff, Kinder; Maddie Murrell, Notre Dame; Brook Jenkins, Many; Jada Carhee, Many; Karly Sweat, Menard; Hailey Henry, Houma Christian; Rylie Kuyper, Northlake Christian; Samantha Daniels, Port Barre; Kayla Benedic, Pope John Paul II; Noelle Corley, Menard; Callie Maitre, Notre Dame; Malani Francis, Port Barre; Kylee Savant, Doyle; Destiny Davis, Red River; Asia Richard, Kinder.

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