Lady Wolves among All-District selections
4-4A District’s MVP
By Lisa Soileaux
Despite falling in the quarterfinals at the 4A State Softball Tournament, the Rayne High Lady Wolves attained their 2014 goal -- making it to the tournament.
On their way, they claimed a 10-2 district record and a runner-up finish in District 4-4A under new leadership in Coach Natalie Travasus. In addition, several team members were honored for their outstanding performance during the 2014 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 pitcher, Rayne’s Kelcie Bourgeois was also tabbed the district’s Most Valuable Player. The junior hurler was a force from both the mound and at the plate.
In the circle, Bourgeois pitched 48 innings during district play with a 1.604 ERA and a 9-2 district slate. In the batter’s box, she recorded a .500 batting average in district play.
Joining Bourgeois on first team are teammates Kristen Gaspard, Katie Benoit and Cecily Schexnyder.
Gaspard was named first team at first base. The senior slugger posted a .500 batting average in district play with a .600 on base percentage and 10 RBI’s.
Benoit was named a first team at centerfield. The quick junior slugged a .464 batting average while recording a .579 on base percentage and seven RBI’s.
Schexnyder was named a first team utility player. The junior was seen at shortstop on defense for the Lady Wolves and recorded a .520 batting average with 11 RBI’s and two homeruns.
Lady Wolves named to second team selections were pitcher Madison Venable (2.6 ERA), second baseman Katelyn LeDoux (.359 ), third baseman Whitney Fontenot (.452), and outfielder Mckenzie Meche as a utility player with a .423 batting average.
Lady Wolves listed among honorable mention players were Ashley Thibodeaux, Blair Bergeron and Brittany Broussard.
Names Coach of the Year of 4-4A was Crowley High’s Zach Puling who led his Ladies to a district title.