Grisaffe, Falcon headline District 9-1A team; Landry completes sweep

Peter Silas Pasqua

Ascension Catholic swept its way to the District 9-1A title surrendering just two runs in 2009 play.

The Lady Bulldogs completed a sweep of district awards as well as senior pitcher Ashlyn Grisaffe and senior shortstop Allison Falcon were named District 9-1A co-MVPs and head coach Darrell Landry in his first season was selected Coach of the Year recently by district coaches.

Ascension Catholic placed 11 members on the all-District 9-1A first team. Selected in addition to Grisaffe and Falcon’s fifth consecutive appearance were five-year first-team member, junior second baseman Ali Bouchereau.

Earning all-district honors for the third consecutive year were junior first baseman Annie Ourso, sophomore outfielder Anna Lassere and freshmen outfielder Alayna Falcon. Eighth grade catcher Nancy Guillot makes her second consecutive appearance on the all-district team.

Also earning all-district honors for the first year were sophomore third baseman Maggie Schexnayder, eighth-grade outfielder Bailey Landry, freshmen outfielder Lauren Oubre and sophomore designated hitter Aimee Guillot.

Also earning honorable mention were senior Michelle Prejeant, senior Katie Gianelloni, sophomore Jeanne Gianelloni and sophomore Cannon Blanchard.

Landry led Ascension Catholic to a 20-14-1 overall record and a 4-0 mark in District 9-1A in his first season at the helm. The Lady Bulldogs advanced to the Class 1A state championship final before losing to Ouachita Christian to finish runner-up.

Grisaffe, 2008’s MVP, was 19-8 with a .982 earned run average and 11 shutouts. In 164 innings, Grisaffe struck out 211 batters, while walking 25.

Falcon, 2007’s MVP, led the Lady Bulldogs with a .403 batting average and a .612 slugging percentage. Falcon also had a .931 fielding percentage and 10 doubles and two triples to go with 14 RBIs.

Bouchereau batted .343 with a .945 fielding percentage and stole nine bases.

Ourso batted .301 with a .505 slugging percentage and .966 fielding percentage. Ourso also had a team-high two home runs to go with five doubles, four triples, 10 stolen bases and 19 RBIs.

Lassere hit .273 with a .966 fielding percentage and seven stolen bases.

Falcon hit .329 with .971 fielding percentage, nine doubles, one triple and 13 RBIs.

Guillot batted .320 with team-high 19 stolen bases and a .931 fielding percentage.

Schexnayder hit .247 with two stolen bases and a .923 fielding percentage.

Landry batted .308 with 10 stolen bases and a team-high .471 on base percentage and 1.000 fielding percentage.

Oubre hit .122 and had a 1.000 fielding percentage.  Guillot batted .231 with two stolen bases.