LeBeouf tabbed as 2014 All-Acadia Parish Softball MVP
Notre Dame's Elise LeBeouf
2014 All-Acadia Parish Softball MVP
CROWLEY – A coach who took his team to the Class C finals of the Fast Pitch 56 state tournament and a player who helped her team reach the semifinal round in Class AAA headline the 2014 Crowley Post-Signal All-Parish softball team.
Northside Christian Coach Ryan Hanagriff, whose team lost in the Class C championship game to No. 1-seed and defending champion Hackberry was selected as the Coach of the Year on the All-Parish squad while Notre Dame’s Elise LeBeouf, whose Notre Dame team was ousted in the semifinals of the Class AAA tournament, was tabbed as the Most Valuable Player.
Hanagriff led the Lady Warriors to their first championship game appearance in the school’s history, taking a squad seeded No. 11 heading into the playoffs and leading them to upset victories over No. 6 Plainview, No. 3 Calvin and No. 7 Starks before falling to No. 1 Hackberry.
LeBeouf, meanwhile, was a steady leadoff hitter that set the table for the Lady Pios’ offense all season long. The junior outfielder had an on base percentage of .622 and struck out just six times in 98 plate appearances.
A University of Houston commitment, she hit for a .532 clip to lead the team and she was tied for most hits with 42. She racked up nine doubles, nine triples and one home run on the season and finished the year with a .949 slugging percentage. She also scored a team-high 41 runs.
LeBeouf, a Louisiana Softball Coaches Association All-State selection and the District 6-3A MVP, was just as productive in postseason play where she went 7-for-13 in the Lady Pios’ four playoff games. She had two doubles, one triple, one home run and three RBI in those contests.
LeBeouf is joined on the All-Parish squad by fellow teammates Mollie Stelly, Alli Daigle, Taylor Satchell and Zoie Lavergne.
Stelly, Daigle and Satchell were also named to the LSCA All-State team. Satchell also was named to the LSWA All-State team. LeBeouf and Stelly were honorable mentions on that squad.
Stelly grabbed one of the four pitching slots after posting an 11-3 record despite battling through a leg injury for most of the season. The Baton Rouge Community College signee finished her senior campaign with a 2.70 earned run average. She logged 133 strikeouts in 118 1/3 innings in the circle.
Daigle, a senior second baseman, hit for both power and average for the Lady Pios. The LSU-Eunice signee pounded out 11 doubles, four triples and three home runs on the season to finish with a .447 average. She also drove in 24 runs.
Satchell was one of the Lady Pios’ most productive hitters in 2014. The junior shortstop hit for a .462 average while posting a slugging percentage of 1.011. The LSU commitment led the team in home runs (8) and RBI (46) and was tied for the team lead in hits with LeBeouf (42). She also had 10 doubles and eight triples while scoring 32 runs.
Lavergne, a senior first baseman/pitcher nailed down one of the four utility spots. The Meridian Community College signee hit .412 with 13 doubles, one home run and 20 RBI while also going 4-2 in the circle with 46 strikeouts in 49 1/3 innings.
Other pitchers on this year’s squad include Iota’s Abigail Leonards, Rayne’s Kelcie Bourgeois and Church Point’s Olivia Daigle.
Leonards, a Spring Hill College signee, helped lead the Lady Dogs to a runnersup spot in District 4-3A after giving up just 15 earned runs in 10 district games. She struck out 75 batters in 67 innings.
Bourgeois, a junior, led the Lady Wolves to the Fast Pitch 56 Tournament where they fell in the quarterfinals to Vandebilt. She logged a 1.604 ERA in league play and was named the District 4-4A MVP.
Daigle, a junior, had a 1.86 ERA for the Lady Bears and helped lead them to the second round of the Class 3A playoffs where they fell to Brusly.
The rest of the infield consists of Crowley’s Maddie LeBeouf, Northside Christian’s Zoie Hanagriff and Church Point’s Morgan Daigle.
LeBeouf, a junior, hit .548 for the Ladies in helping lead them to the District 4-4A title. She also hit one home run in league play and drove in 20 runs.
Hanagriff, a sophomore first baseman, hit .390 on the season with six doubles, two triples, one home run and 14 RBI.
Morgan Daigle, a senior, hit .536 in league play for the Lady Bears and was also named to the LSCA Class 3A All-State team.
Joining LeBeouf in the outfield are Crowley’s La’Shonda Delco and Rayne’s Katie Benoit.
Delco, a sophomore, hit .455 with eight RBI for the Ladies in district play while Benoit, a junior, hit .464 with seven RBI for the Lady Wolves.
Iota’s McKenzie Armand, Chruch Point’s McKenzie Dailey, Northside Christian’s Katelyn Jones and Rayne’s Kristen Gaspard all made the team as utility players.
Armand, a LSWA Class 3A All-State selection, hit .548 for the Lady Dogs and drove home 22 runs in district play. She also had seven doubles, three triples and four home runs.
Dailey hit .439 for the Lady Bears while Gaspard posted a .500 average for the Lady Wolves.
Honorable mentions include Notre Dame’s Grace Doucet and Mima Doucet; Crowley’s Kristen Bonin and Kaitlyn Killmer; Northside Christian’s Leah Monte and Madisyn Clement; Iota’s Sarah Johnson, Cameron Crochet and Sydney Hebert, Church Point’s Shaina Alleman, Carrie Bently and Brooke Lavergne and Rayne’s Cesily Schexnayder.