NCS' Marceaux, Rivera headline 7-C All- District team
CROWLEY – Northside Christian has been a force in District 7-C baseball since joining the league and this year was no different.
The Warriors stormed through district play, compiling a perfect 6-0 record to claim the league title for the fourth straight year.
For their efforts, Northside was awarded 10 spots on the 7-C All-District team that was recently released by the league’s coaches, including the top two honors in Coach of the Year Lane Marceaux and Outstanding Player Pierce Rivera.
Marceaux guided the Warriors to one of their best seasons in recent memory as his squad went 17-9 overall and earned the No. 4 seed in the Class C playoffs. The Warriors defeated Kilbourne, 13-3, in the first round but dropped a 5-3 heartbreaker to Elizabeth in the quarterfinals to fall one game short of the state tournament.
The Warriors dominated their league foes, outscoring the opposition 69-13.
Rivera was a huge part of the Warriors’ success both offensively and defensively.
On the mound, the senior compiled a record of 7-4 with a 2.33 earned run average. He struck out 67 in 57 innings while giving up just 23 runs (19 earned).
Rivera was also a force at the plate, hitting .609 on the year with 20 RBI. He also had eight doubles and three triples.
Joseph Trahan also made the team at pitcher after going 4-4 with a 2.91 ERA. He racked up 65 strikeouts in 41 innings and allowed 32 runs (20 earned).
Like Rivera, Trahan was also a tough out at the plate. The freshman led the team with a .633 average and drove in a team-high 23 runs. He also led the team with 17 doubles and six triples.
Joshua Wheeler, who made the team as an outfielder, was also a dual threat for the Warriors.
Offensively, Wheeler hit .516 with 14 RBI to go along with eight doubles and four triples.
Defensively, the senior was the Warriors’ best outfielder as well as pulling duty as a pitcher. He went 3-1 with a 1.94 ERA, striking out 46 in 29 innings.
Northside also earned three spots on the infield in freshman catcher Nicholas Zaunbrecher, senior second baseman Cameron Williams and eighth grade third baseman Bradley Ancelet.
Zaunbrecher hit .383 with 21 RBI, 10 doubles and one triple while Williams hit .500 with 15 RBI, four doubles and four triples. Ancelet hit .353 with 12 RBI.
Senior Grant Williams joins Wheeler in the outfield after hitting .373 with one double and seven RBI.
Freshman Jordan Monte (.411, 9 RBI) and seventh grader Jon-Riley Mouton (.273, 2 RBI) each made the team as utility players.
Assembly Christian of New Iberia landed six players on the team.
Jeffery Dugan made the squad at first base and Taylor Hidalgo rounds out the infield at shortstop.
Kyle Broussard earned a spot in the outfield while Casey Broussard and Tyler Hidalgo were named utlity players. Zachary Provost got on at pitcher.
St. Joseph’s landed two players on the squad in pitcher Nick Andrew and utility player Ryan Armond.
Northside junior Benjamin Morgan made the team at honorable mention.