WC names All-Parish softball team
With a tremendously successful 2016 Ascension softball season in the rearview mirror, the Weekly Citizen has unveiled its All-Parish team.
Ascension saw plenty of success among its six high schools as five of those squads made the postseason.
Ascension Catholic had the deepest run as they finished the regular season 16-8 and captured the district championship. After earning the No. 4 seed, they made the Fast Pitch 56 state tournament in Sulphur and reached the semifinals before losing to eventual state champion Catholic of Pointe Coupee.
Ascension Christian was able to make a return to the playoffs under first-year head coach Victoria Bowman.
Dutchtown followed up their finish as 2015 state runners-up with a 19-12 regular season. They finished in a two-way tie with East Ascension for second in the district. The Lady Griffins reached the playoffs, but they were eliminated by Ruston in the opening round.
As for East Ascension, they finished the regular season with a 16-10 record and reached the second round of the playoffs before losing a one-run game to top seed and eventual state champion Alexandria.
Finally, St. Amant won District 5-5A with an overall record of 23-5. They carried a 19-game winning streak into the playoffs and reached the Fast Pitch 56 for the 15th time in 16 years. However, they were eliminated by Zachary in the quarterfinals.
All-Parish First Team:
P - Julia Beck (Ascension Catholic)
P - Ali McCoy (Dutchtown)
C - Taylor Trabeaux (St. Amant)
IF - Claire Weinberger (East Ascension)
IF - Kourtney Gremillion (St. Amant)
IF - Taylor Tidwell (St. Amant)
IF - Hannah Martin (Dutchtown)
OF - Rae’Shaun Malancon (Ascension Catholic)
OF - Verlencia Jackson (East Ascension)
OF - Jadyn Rumfellow (St. Amant)
UTL - Taja Landry (East Ascension)
UTL - McKenzie King (St. Amant)
All-Parish Second Team:
P - Jessie Watts (East Ascension)
P - Renee Firmin (St. Amant)
C - Ceilly Grisaffe (Ascension Catholic)
IF - Abigail Landry (Ascension Catholic)
IF - Alicia Canatella (Ascension Catholic)
IF - Brooke Romano (St. Amant)
IF - Mikala Oulman (Ascension Christian)
OF -Bailey Gilleon (Dutchtown)
OF - Bailey Acosta (Ascension Catholic)
OF - Abby McKey (St. Amant)
UTL -Kennedy Page (Dutchtown)
UTL - Blayne Pence (Dutchtown)
Pitcher of the Year: Julia Beck (Ascension Catholic)
MVP: Kourtney Gremillion (St. Amant)
Coach of the Year: Brandi Manry (Ascension Catholic)