Wolves, Gents grab seven All-District selections
Rayne's Hunter Keely was recently named the MVP on the 4-4A All-District team.
CROWLEY – The Rayne Wolves and the Crowley Gents were two of the top baseball teams in District 4-4A in 2014.
The Wolves and the Gents split their two-game series with Rayne winning the second en route to earning a share of the league title with Eunice. Crowley finished one game back of the leaders.
That level of success was evident on the field and on the league’s All-District team, where the Wolves and the Gents combined for seven first-team selections.
Rayne snagged the top two honors on the squad with Jason Bonin being named the Coach of the Year and Hunter Keely being tabbed as the Most Valuable Player.
Bonin led the Wolves to a 10-2 record in district as his young squad nailed down the No. 8 seed entering the Class 4A playoffs. The Wolves knocked off Pearl River and Tioga before falling to eventual state champion St. Thomas More in the quarterfinals.
Keely played a huge role in the Wolves’ success both in the field and at the plate.
The first-team shortstop was nearly flawless in the field. In addition he fashioned an 8-3 record on the mound with a 3.09 earned run average. He posted 59 strikeouts in league play.
Keely, who had the game-winning hits in each of the Wolves’ first two playoff games, finished district play with an average of .476.
Keely is joined on the All-District squad by teammates Grant Menard and Ty Delahoussaye.
Menard, who is one of three outfielders on the team, hit .441, while Delahoussaye, a utility player, hit .424.
The Gents landed four players on the first team in catcher Alex Ashby, second baseman Mackay Mouton, outfielder Luke Ancelet and pitcher Pate Broussard.
Ashby, a sophomore, hit .486 in district and led the Gents on the season with an average of .438. He also had 11 doubles, four triples, one home run and 20 RBI to go along with 24 stolen bases.
Mouton, a senior, led the Gents in league play with a .535 average. On the season, he hit for a .434 clip with nine doubles, two triples, one home run and 31 RBI. The Baton Rouge Community College commitment was also a perfect 22-for-22 in stolen bases.
Ancelet hit .400 in league play and .357 on the season. The senior rounded out his prep career with 10 doubles and 16 RBI despite being sidelined for the first half of the season with an injury.
Broussard recorded a 2-2 record in district with an ERA of 2.2. He was 5-6 on the year with a 2.89 ERA. He struck out 46 in 55 2/3 innings.
Also earning first-team honors on the mound were LaGrange’s Jeremiah West, Beau Chene’s Tye Artigue and Eunice’s Scotty Bihm.
The rest of the infield is made up of Beau Chene first baseman Taylor Dupre and Eunice third baseman Jordan Comeaux.
Eunice’s Jake Sonnier joins Menard and Ancelet in the outfield.
Other utility players included LaGrange’s Andrew Citizen, Beau Chene’s Mason Oswald, Washington Marion’s Rawlin Guillory and Eunice’s Andrew Lomas.
Rayne’s Jaylen Reed was tabbed to the second-team along with T.J. Bearb, Grant Abshire and Brice Meche.
Crowley’s Ben Broussard and Kaleb Istre also earned second-team honors.
Rayne’s Kameron Falcon, Matt Dore, Gannon Quebodeaux, Tyler LeJeune and Ivy Thibodeaux made the honorable mention list as well as Crowley’s Bubba Daigle.