All-Metro teams filled with Ascension softball players

Kyle Riviere
St. Amant pitcher Gabby Sharp went 24-1 during the year, good enough to earn her first-team All-Metro honors. Photo by DKMoon Photography.

The all-district and All-State honors have been given to the parish's softball standouts and now, many have been named to the Baton Rouge area All-Metro teams.

A grand total of 14 Ascension players made the Class 5A and 4A All-Metro squad.

Of course, this list was headed by St. Amant's Kara Gremillion--who was named the area's Outstanding Player.

She was also named District 5-5A Co-MVP, female Athlete of the Year and Gatorade Louisiana Softball Player of the Year. She was also first-team All-State.

Gremillion batted .584 with six homers and 36 RBIs as she helped lead her team to an undefeated regular season and a trip to the state semifinals, where they lost to eventual champion Sam Houston.

St. Amant pitcher Gabby Sharp joined her on the All-Metro first team. Sharp went 24-1 throughout the year with a 1.75 ERA.

Infielder Kourtney Gremillion was named to the first team as well. She hit .540 this season with nine homers and 39 RBIs.

The Lady Gators' final first-team selection was Abby McKey. McKey hit .429 with a .780 slugging percentage.

Taylor Trabeaux, Pamela Carbo and Jadyn Rumfellow all made the second team.

Dutchtown had the best year of any parish team as they made a run to the state title game. They dropped a close 3-1 contest to Sam Houston to finish as the state runner-up.

First-team All-Metro pitcher Ali McCoy was a huge force for them from the circle as she went 26-9 with a 1.77 ERA.

Catcher Bria White also made the All-Metro first team as she hit .340 with 23 RBIs.

Utility player Hope Vezinat was the Lady Griffins' final first-team selection as she hit .339 with 27 RBIs.

Outfielder Bailey Gilleon made the second team.

Head coach Nancy Ensminger was named the All-Metro Coach of the Year for leading her team on such a memorable run. Ensminger was also named the state's Coach of the Year.

East Ascension had a tremendous season as well--reaching the state semifinals before losing to parish foe Dutchtown.

Pitcher Jessie Watts made the All-Metro first team. Watts went 23-8 with 173 strikeouts. She was also named District 5-5A Co-MVP.

Infielder Claire Weinberger made the first team as she hit .582 with 28 RBIs throughout the season.

Outfielder Verlencia Jackson made the second team.

Ascension Catholic made a run to the Class 1A state quarterfinals before losing a heartbreaker to eventual champion Central Catholic.

The Lady Bulldogs had three players make the Class 3A and below All-Metro squad.

Pitcher Julia Beck was the only Ascension Catholic player to make the first team. She went 19-3 with a 1.23 ERA and 229 strikeouts. She was also named District 8-1A MVP.

Outfielders Rae'Shawn Melancon and Aimee Prejeant both made the second team. Melancon hit .439 with five home runs and 30 RBIs this season.