Wolves listed among All-District baseball selections

Rayne High’s Hunter Keely
District’s 4-4A MVP

Rayne High’s Jason Bonin
District 4-4A’s Coach of the Year

Bonin, Keely listed among top honorees

 

By Lisa Soileaux

An all-round threat for the Wolves during the 2013-2014 baseball season, Rayne High’s Hunter Keely was tagged District 4-4A’s Most Valuable Player as he helped lead his team to a state quarterfinal showing, just shy of the state tournament.

A threat on both the mound and at the plate, Keely posted a .476 batting average in the thick of the Wolves' lineup. On the mound, he has an 8-3 record with a 3.09 era and 59 strikeouts during district play.

When not on the mound, Keely slid into his comfortable fielding position at shortstop, rounding out the Rayne High infield.

“He was definitely an asset for us anywhere you placed him,” stated this year’s 4-4A’s Coach of the Year, Rayne’s Jason Bonin of Keely. “He’s a weapon wherever he is on the field, both on offense and defense.”

Bonin led his Wolves to this year’s District 4-4A title skimming by his opponents the final couple weeks of the season.

Posting a 22-5 over and 10-2 district record prior to the playoffs, Bonin and his young squad went on to claim post-seaosn wins over Pearl River and Tioga before falling to this year’s state champions, St. Thomas More.

Joining Keely on first team were teammates Grant Menard and Ty Delahoussaye.

Menard held down the outfield at center and collected a .441 batting average for his senior campaign.

In rightfield, senior Delahoussaye tallied a .424 batting average and claimed a spot in utility picks.

A number of Wolves were also selected during Second Team All-District picks, including Jaylen Reed, T.J. Bearb, Grant Abshire and Brice Meche.

Jaylen Reed claimed a spot on the list of four pitchers of the district. He posted a 4-1 win-loss record during his freshman season.

T.J. Bearb recorded a .444 batting average as he was named to the catching position during his junior campaign.

Junior third baseman Grant Abshire nabbed an infield position with a .300 batting average in the cleanup slot.

Leftfielder Brice Meche ripped a .433 average at the plate during a productive junior season.

Wolves named in honorable mention selections were seniors Kameron Falcon, Matt Doré and Tyler LeJeune, along with juniors Gannon Quebodeaux and Ivy Thibodeaux.

“I’m really proud of our entire team,” concluded Bonin of his Wolves. “Everyone stepped up when we needed them to and did a great job when they were called up."

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