Ladies listed among All-District selections
By Lisa Soileaux
Despite falling one game shy of the 3A State Tournament, several members of the Rayne High softball team were honored for their outstanding performance during the 2013 softball season as they were named first and second team all-district selections of 5-3A.
Not only was she named the district’s top catcher, Rayne’s Wolf Alex Peltier was also tabbed the district’s Most Valuable Player. The senior, four-year starter who recently signed to continue her softball career at Southwest Mississippi Community College, was a definiate force behind the plate for teh Lady Wolves. But, she also belted 25 hits (nine 2B, two 3B, 3 HR), 17 RBI’s and scored 32 runs for a .258 batting average.
Joining Peltier in first team selections were teammates Kelcie Bourgeois, Amanda Bourque and Katelyn LeDoux.
Bourgeois held the mound for the Lady Wolves recording 11 wins in 19 starts while holding a 7-3 district slate. The sophomore threw 166 innings for 129 strikeouts and a 2.9 ERA.
Bourque was named 1st Team at first base. The senior slugger posted a .452 batting average in district play with12 hits, 18 runs and 26 RBI’s.
LeDoux was named a 1st Team utility player. The junior was seen at second on defense for the Lady Wolves, in addition to occasional pitching duties. She slugged a .400 batting average while recording 33 hits, 25 runs and eight RBI’s.
Joining LeDoux in utility picks were Macy Armond of Livonia, Eunice’s LeAnne Gargroder, and Port Barre’s Lauren Wyble and Kayla Williams.
Rounding out the infield for first team selections were Church Point’s Shaina Alleman at second base and McKenzie Dailey at third.
Livonia’s Porsha Blackmore was named first team shortstop while the outfield included Kate McLemore (Eunice), Rekeya Blackmore (Livonia) and Nichole Green (Port Barre).
Completing the first team pitching honorees were Church Point’s Olivia Daigle and Port Barre’s Elizabeth Fontenot and Alison Deville.
Lady Wolves named to second team selections were freshman Katie Benoit and sophomore Whitney Fontenot, each carrying a .250 batting average in district play, and Kristin Gaspard, posting a .227 batting average.
Benoit tallied 26 hits, 25 runs and 12 RBI’s with six double and two triples.
Fontenot numbered 23 hits, 20 runs and five RBI’s with three doubles and reaching base on 15 walks.
Gaspard recorded 17 hits, eight runs and nine RBI’s with seven doubles.
Names Coach of the Year of 5-3A was Port Barre’s Alycee Briley who led the Ladies to a district title.