Delahoussaye, Meche top All-Acadia Parish softball team
CROWLEY – Notre Dame and Rayne High dominated opposition on the softball field during the 2010 season, combining for 52 victories and just 14 losses.
The two Acadia Parish schools, each coming off of one of their most successful seasons ever, were rewarded for their efforts, first on the field and now on the Crowley Post-Signal All-Acadia Parish team that was released today.
Notre Dame, which won the 2010 Class AAA state championship with a 12-11 victory over Parkview Baptist, garnered four selections while Rayne, which lost to Parkview, 1-0, in the semifinals, nailed down five slots.
Notre Dame first-year coach Lauren Delahoussaye claimed the Coach of the Year award after guiding her Lady Pios to their first state title since 2004.
Delahoussaye led the Lady Pios to an overall mark of 28-8 and the No. 5 seed in the playoffs where they defeated No. 28 Church Point (8-1), No. 12 North DeSoto (10-1), No. 4 Catholic High of New Iberia (3-0), No. 1 Buckeye (2-1) and No. 6 Parkview.
Rayne’s Mariel Meche also earned top honors, taking home the team’s Most Valuable Player award. The junior hurler logged a record of 7-3 in district play with an earned run average of 1.93. She recorded 60 strikeouts and gave up 21 hits and 25 runs in 58 innings.
Meche was also a force at the late, hitting .639 with 10 doubles, two triples, two home runs and 21 RBI.
Meche is joined on the squad by teammates Tori Mott, Kelsey Hollier, Julie Boutin and Courtney Boutin.
Mott, a junior outfielder, hit .382 with four doubles and eight RBI while Hollier, a junior shortstop, hit .458 with four doubles, two home runs and 12 RBI.
Julie Boutin made the list at utility after posting a .333 average with three doubles and eight RBI. Courtney Boutin, a freshman second baseman, hit .385 with one double and four RBI.
Notre Dame earned four spots on the first-team in senior pitcher Hannah Godeaux, junior catcher Miranda LeBlanc, senior outfielder Alex Boulet and junior infielder Taylor Simon.
Godeaux, who handled most of the pitching duties for the state champion Lady Pios, finished the season with an overall mark of 23-8 and had a 5-2 record in league play. She had 113 strikeouts on the year.
Like Meche, Godeaux also got it done at the plate, hitting .466 with 14 RBI from the cleanup spot in the lineup.
LeBlanc hit for an average of .387 with 10 RBI while Boulet led the team during the league slate, hitting .482 with three RBI as the Lady Pios leadoff hitter. Simon hit .464 with 15 RBI.
Meche and Godeaux are joined by Iota’s Lauren LeJeune and Church Point’s Hannah Benoit as the team’s pitchers.
LeJeune posted a .6-6 mark in league play for the Lady Dogs while also hitting .347.
Also making the team on the infield is Crowley High senior Mandy Burke. She hit .414 on the season with three doubles, two triples and 10 RBI.
Burke is joined on the squad by teammates Maranda Guidry and Lainee Brooks.
Guidry, a junior outfielder, hit .321 with one triple and five RBI for the Ladies while Brooks, a freshman slapper, made the unit at utility after hitting .300 from the leadoff spot with an on base percentage of .417.
Also making the team as utility players are Church Point’s Morgan Faul and Iota’s Maggie Frey.
Honorable mentions include Notre Dame’s Taylor Boulet and Caroline Stewart; Crowley High’s Kristan Hargrave and Janae Bertrand; Iota’s Gabbi Heinen and Laura Cart; Rayne’s Ariel Meche and Kaitlin Thibodeaux and Church Point’s Robbie Dailey and Amy Guillory.