Trahan, Bonin headline All-Acadia Parish Baseball team
Northside Christian's Joseph Trahan
2014 All-Acadia Parish Most Valuable Player
CROWLEY – Northside Christian’s Joseph Trahan has been awarded with nearly every postseason honor possible following his 2014 senior season.
From All-District to All-State accolades, Trahan has racked up a pile of honors.
Now, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette signee can add one more to the growing list: Most Valuable Player on the All-Acadia Parish Baseball team that was released today.
The other top honor on the 2014 team, Coach of the Year, went to Rayne High’s Jason Bonin, who led his Wolves to the quarterfinal round of the Class 4A playoffs.
Trahan, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound utility player, did just about everything for the Warriors in helping lead the team to the Class C state title, the school’s first ever state championship in any sport.
Offensively, he was one of the most difficult outs in all of baseball, posting a season average of .667 and finishing the year with 22 doubles, eight triples, eight home runs and 35 RBI.
With numbers like that, it was no wonder why he was pitched around by opponents on multiple occasions. He finished the season with 27 walks, 13 of those being intentional.
Trahan also played a number of positions on the infield as well as pitcher, where he was 5-2 on the mound with a 3.07 earned run average. He logged 52 strikeouts in 48 innings.
Bonin, the District 4-4A Coach of the Year, guided his Wolves to a magical season that saw them claim the District 4-4A title in a highly-contested league that included the likes of Crowley, Eunice, Beau Chene, Opelousas, Washington-Marion and LaGrange.
His squad finished up league play at 10-2 and then earned the No. 8 seed entering the state playoffs, where they rallied for victories over Pearl River and Tioga in the first two rounds before falling to No. 1 seed and eventual state champion St. Thomas More in the quarterfinals.
The Wolves finished the 2014 campaign with a record of 22-5, the best in recent memory for the school.
The pitching staff on the 2014 All-Parish squad includes Rayne’s Hunter Keely, Notre Dame’s Royce Zaunbrecher, Crowley’s Pate Broussard, Northside Christian’s Bradley Ancelet and Church Point’s Todd LeJeune.
Keely, the District 4-4A MVP, went 8-3 on the mound with a 3.09 ERA. He logged 59 strikeouts in league play. The junior also posting a .476 average at the plate
Zaunbrecher, a senior, had a 1.54 ERA in 40 2/3 innings. He struck out 29.
Broussard, a sophomore, carried the load for the Gents on the mound and finished with a 2.89 ERA. He racked up 46 strikeouts in 55 2/3 innings of work.
Ancelet, a junior, went 9-2 on the season for the Warriors while logging an ERA of 2.87. He also hit .536 with 16 doubles, seven triples and 25 RBI.
LeJeune, a senior, compiled an 8-4 record for the Bears in helping lead the team to the District 5-3A title. He struck out 61 in 61 innings and had a 2.64 ERA.
The catcher on this year’s team is Crowley’s Alex Ashby. The sophomore had a stellar season behind the plate and was an effective leadoff hitter for the Gents. He hit for a .438 clip on the year with 11 doubles, four triples, one home run and 20 RBI. In 121 plate appearances, he struck out just eight times.
The rest of the infield consists of Notre Dame’s Gavin Bourgeois, Northside Christian’s Jordan Monte and Christian Morgan and Church Point’s Jake Morvant and Brett Richard.
Bourgeois, a senior, hit .306 on the season with three doubles, three triples, two home runs and 19 RBI. The Louisiana Baseball Coaches Association All-State selection also stole nine bases and went 3-1 on the mound with a .750 ERA in 9 1/3 innings before an arm injury ended his pitching career.
Monte and Morgan were both instrumental in Northside’s championship run.
Monte, a senior who had the game-winning hit in the title game, hit for .544 with 17 doubles, three triples, one home run and 29 RBI. Morgan, a sophomore, hit .432 with nine doubles, one triple, one home run and 42 RBI.
Morvant, a senior, posted a .394 average for the Bears with 11 doubles, four home runs and 27 RBI. Richard, a senior as well, hit .524 with five doubles, four triples, one home run and 21 RBI.
Outfielders include Crowley’s Luke Ancelet, Church Point’s Jacques Wimberly and Rayne’s Ty Delahoussaye and Grant Menard.
Ancelet, a senior who missed the first half of the season with an injury, hit .357 with 10 doubles and 16 RBI while Wimberly hit .329 with two triples and five RBI.
Delahoussaye logged a .424 average while Menard hit .441.
Earning utility spots on this year’s team are Crowley’s Mackay Mouton, Notre Dame’s Jacob Mooney and Jeff Daigle, Northside’s Nicholas Zaunbrecher and Iota’s Kyle Smith.
Mouton posted an average of .434 at the plate with nine doubles, two triples, one home run and 31 RBI. He also went 5-2 on the mound with a 2.116 ERA. The senior struck out 49 batters in 43 innings of work.
Mooney, a senior, hit .290 with six doubles, one triple and 22 RBI while Daigle, also a senior, hit .323 with seven doubles and 21 RBI.
Zaunbrecher, a senior hit for a .527 clip and had an on base percentage of .813. The District 6-C MVP also had 16 doubles, two triples and 28 RBI.
Smith, a junior, paced the Bulldogs offensively with a .476 average. He had 11 doubles and drove in six runs.
Honorable mention picks include Crowley’s Ben Broussard and Kaleb Istre, Notre Dame’s Sam Hoffpauir, Jacques Thibodeaux, Joe Faulk and Alex Rozas, Rayne’s Jaylen Reed, T.J. Bearb, Grant Abshire and Brice Meche, Church Point’s Tony Doucet, Collin Latiolais and Andrew Boone, Iota’s J.T. Lejeune and Kevin Pousson and Northside Christian’s Nick Martin, Dillon Hayes and Bryce Gatte.