Citizen unveils its All-Parish softball team
With a tremendously successful 2017 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 four of those squads made the postseason.
St. Amant had the most impressive season as they won District 5-5A, carried a 16-game winning streak into the playoffs and reached the state quarterfinals, before being eliminated by Live Oak.
Ascension Catholic also made it to the state tournament in Sulphur after winning the District 6-1A crown. The Lady Bulldogs were beaten by top-seeded Vermillion Catholic in the quarterfinals.
Dutchtown went 19-14 during the regular season and finished as runner-up in District 5-5A. They upset Destrehan in the first round of the playoffs, before losing to top seed and defending state champion Alexandria in regionals.
Finally, Ascension Christian was able to make a return to the playoffs after finishing the regular season with a 12-10 record.
Here is the 2017 All-Parish softball team:
All-Parish First Team:
P - Alyssa Romano (St. Amant)
P - Carly Turner (Dutchtown)
C - Paige Patterson (Dutchtown)
IF - Taylor Tidwell (St. Amant)
IF - McKenzie King (St. Amant)
IF - Hannah Martin (Dutchtown)
IF - Pamela Carbo (St. Amant)
OF - Abby McKey (St. Amant)
OF - Jadyn Rumfellow (St. Amant)
OF - Blayne Pence (Dutchtown)
UTL - Baylee Bourgeois (Dutchtown)
UTL - Grace Bagwell (East Ascension)
All-Parish Second Team:
P - Erin Hardy (Dutchtown)
P - Madison Gautreau (Ascension Christian)
C - Ceilly Grisaffe (Ascension Catholic)
IF - Isabelle Abadie (Ascension Catholic)
IF - Rachel Ducote (East Ascension)
IF - Alicia Canatella (Ascension Catholic)
IF - Layla Thompson (Ascension Christian)
OF - Skylar Boyd (Dutchtown)
OF - Bailey Acosta (Ascension Catholic)
OF - Kaylee Sharpe (Dutchtown)
UTL - Brooke Romano (St. Amant)
UTL - Madison Hurt (St. Amant)
Pitcher of the Year: Alyssa Romano (St. Amant)
MVP: Abby McKey (St. Amant)
Coach of the Year: Amy Pitre (St. Amant)