Citizen unveils its All-Parish baseball team
With another great baseball season in the books, the Weekly Citizen has unveiled its All-Parish team.
In 2018, five of the six Ascension Parish high-school programs reached the playoffs. Three of those teams reached the state quarterfinals.
The team that had the most success was Ascension Catholic. The Bulldogs went 29-9 and brought home the Division-IV state title. It was the baseball team’s first state championship since 1994.
St. Amant won eight of their final nine regular-season games and reached the state quarterfinals for the fourth time in six years.
There, they were eliminated by Sulphur. They finished the year with a record of 21-15.
Dutchtown fought through a mid-season losing streak to catch fire in the playoffs. They upset both Mandeville and Northshore to reach the state quarterfinals for the first time since 2014.
The Griffins were eliminated by second-seeded Sam Houston one round short of Sulphur.
Finally, Ascension Christian finished the regular season with a solid 24-8 record and reached the playoffs.
In the postseason, they were beaten, 2-1, in their best-of-three road series against second-seeded Ouachita Christian.
Here is the Weekly CItizen’s Ascension All-Parish baseball team:
Pitcher of the Year - Jack Merrifield (Dutchtown) - 85 K's in 70 innings
MVP - Charlie Gianelloni (Ascension Catholic) - .402, 47 RBIs, 4 HR/9-2, 2.38 ERA
Coach of the Year - Todd Landry (Ascension Catholic)
P - Jack Merrifield (Dutchtown)
P - Tre’ Medine (Ascension Catholic)
C - Reed Babin (St. Amant)
IF - Brayden Caskey (Dutchtown)
IF - Landen Lieux (St. Amant)
IF - Preston Thrash (East Ascension)
IF - William Dunn (Ascension Catholic)
OF - Mason Zeringue (Ascension Catholic)
OF - Jordan Badame (Dutchtown)
OF - Ayden Phillips (St. Amant)
UTL - Charlie Gianelloni (Ascension Catholic)
UTL - Blaise Foote (East Ascension)
P - Teddy Webb (St. Amant)
P - Chad Kennedy (East Ascension)
C - Grey Dyason (Dutchtown)
IF - Cameron Schexnaildre (East Ascension)
IF - Mason Braud (Ascension Christian)
IF - Miles Murray (St. Amant)
IF - Blake Peterson (East Ascension)
OF - Grant Griffin (East Ascension)
OF - Brock Acosta (Ascension Catholic)
OF - K’von Delone (Ascension Christian)
UTL - Zane Zeppuhar (St. Amant)
UTL - Rodney Blanchard (Ascension Catholic)