Five parish baseball players compete in all-star game

Kyle Riviere
kriviere@weeklycitizen.com

Five parish baseball players took part in the Louisiana High School Coaches Association baseball all-star game on Saturday in Denham Springs' North Park.

The game was originally scheduled for Friday evening, but it was rained out.

Helping lead the East squad were St. Amant outfielder Justin Duhon, East Ascension utility players Tristan Babin and Hayden Adams, Dutchtown catcher Tyler Boeding and Dutchtown pitcher Dillon Abbess.

Duhon helped St. Amant go 17-13 during the regular season and make the playoffs as a No. 20 seed.

The Gators had to go on the road to face No. 13 Acadiana in the opening round. They dropped the contest, 7-2.

Babin and Adams helped East Ascension go 15-16 during the regular season before securing the No. 29 seed for the playoffs.

They hit the road to face fourth-seeded Lafayette in the opening round and led the game 1-0 late. However, Lafayette scored two runs in the final two innings to end the Spartans' season in the opening round.

Boeding and Abbess helped Dutchtown surge into the playoffs despite a tough stretch in the season where they fell to 11-16.

The Griffins finished the regular season on a five-game winning streak and made the playoffs as a No. 28 seed.

The low seeding forced them to travel to Lake Charles to face Barbe in the opening round. The eventual state champs came away with the 10-4 victory.

These Ascension standouts and their East squad struggled on Saturday. The West's pitching dominated as they pulled away with a 7-1 win.