Eight Ascension players named to All-Metro baseball teams

Kyle Riviere
kriviere@weeklycitizen.com
Caption: St. Amant's Blaine Schexnayder was a first-team All-Metro selection on the strength of batting .360. Photo by Dewey Keller.

The parish's track stars weren't the only athletes to fill up the Baton Rouge area All-Metro team last week; the baseball standouts got their names called as well.

The 2014 All-Metro squads were filled with Ascension players from three different schools.

St. Amant was the only team to have two players on the first-team unit. It's no surprise considering the season they just had.

The Gators went 29-9, won a share of the district title for the fist time since 2000 and reached the state semifinals in Sulphur before losing a close 2-0 decision to top-ranked Barbe.

Barbe went on to win the state title and finish as the No. 1 team in the nation in many polls.

Leading St. Amant on the All-Metro first team was pitcher Skylar Enlow. The senior hurler went 4-1 in 11 starts. He struck out 88 batters while maintaining an impeccable 1.16 ERA.

His strong play down the stretch helped the Gators win 20 of their final 23 games.

Enlow also made first-team All-District 5-5A.

Joining him on the All-Metro first team was teammate Blaine Schexnayder. The Nicholls State signee batted .360 this year with two home runs and 19 RBIs.

Along with his play from the batter's box, Schexnayder was near perfect from his shortstop position. Not only was he named first-team all-district, but he was also awarded District 5-5A's Gold Glove award along with Catholic's Nick Coomes.

The final Gator to make the All-Metro squad was utility player Brennan Grant. Grant was an honorable mention selection as he went 7-3 on the mound with a 2.17 ERA, and he hit .308 with 30 RBIs from the plate.

Grant also made first-team all-district and All-State.

Dutchtown had three players make the All-Metro team after the Griffins finished the season 24-14 with a share of the district title and a trip to the state quarterfinals.

LSU signee Austin Bain made the first team as he hit .374 with three homers and 39 RBIs. He was also 5-5 with a 2.82 ERA from the mound.

In addition to the All-Metro team, Bain was District 5-5A's MVP and was an honorable mention All-State player.

Teammates Dillon Abbess and Evan Richardson were both honorable mention selections on the All-Metro squad.

Both players made up a dangerous one-two punch on the mound for the Griffins. Each player was also named first-team all-district.

When it came to the 3A and below All-Metro team, Ascension Catholic saw two of their players in Grant Montero and Jacob Cabellero make it as honorable mention selections.

Montero was named District 8-1A MVP and was a first-team All-State selection while Cabellero made first-team all-district and honorable mention All-State.

The two helped the Bulldogs go 18-12 during the regular season and make a run to the state quarterfinals.