CHS' Burke named to 4-3A first team

CROWLEY – The 2010 prep softball season was a rebuilding one for the Crowley High Ladies, who returned just three upperclassmen and started a number of freshmen during the course of the year.

It was also one that came with a lot of sacrifice after losing one starter to injury and one to transfer.

For Mandy Burke, that meant leaving her comfort zone at first base, where she was a 2009 All-District first team selection, to replace Megan Guidry at catcher. Guidry tore her ACL early in the season.

Despite the change in position, Burke still managed to put up stellar numbers at the plate and she was rewarded when the 4-AAA All-District team was recently released by the league’s coaches.

Burke was named to the first team for the second straight year at first base despite playing catcher for much of the league slate. She hit .414 on the season with three doubles, two triples and 10 RBI.

Westlake pitcher Maggie Bradshaw went 10-0 in league play with a .220 earned run average and was named the league’s Most Valuable Player while her coach, Jessica Provost, was tabbed as the Coach of the Year.

Joining Bradshaw on the team at pitcher are Church Point’s Hannah Benoit, Eunice’s Jori LeJeune and Iowa’s Samantha Buller.

Westlake also nailed down six other slots on the first unit in catcher Chelsey Evans, second baseman Kyley Godeaux, third baseman Hali Corley, outfielders Jordan Buller and Kaesha Carpenter and utility player Anna Jagneaux.

Church Point’s Robbie Dailey and Morgan Faul also made the team at utility as well as Iowa’s Alex Miller and Agelica Nunez.

Eunice’s Camille Faul and Blaire Fuselier made the team at outfield and shortstop respectively.

Crowley’s Kristan Hargrave, Lainee Brooks and Maranda Guidry each earned a spot on the second team.

Hargrave, a senior, made the team at pitcher after winning six games with a 3.65 ERA. At the plate, she hit .279 with one double, two triples and 14 RBI.

Brooks, a freshman slapper, made the team at shortstop after hitting .300. She led the team in walks with 12 and had an on base percentage of .417.

Guidry, a junior outfielder, hit .321 with one triple and five RBI.

Also making the second team are Church Point first baseman McKenzie LeJeune, second baseman Destiney Calais, outfielder Hoiller Lavergne and utility player Amy Guillory.

Crowley’s Jenae Bertrand and Heather Trahan made the list as honorable mentions.

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