Wolves listed among 5-3A All-District selections
By Lisa Soileaux
With their 2013 baseball season ending earlier than expected with a first-round loss to Brusly, the Wolves fell short of their goal.
But, the Wolves held their own when selections were made for the 5-3A All-District baseball selections last week.
Multi-talented Hunter Keely was named to the all-district pitching staff among four standouts.
The Rayne High sophomore collected a 3-2 slate on the mound in district play while recording a 3.99 ERA with 31 strikeouts during 45 innings pitched. Overall, Keely was 5-4 on the season and turned in eight saves.
He is joined on the pitching staff by Livonia’s Jacob Gabor and Eunice’s John Ross Johnson and Hayden Pitre.
Completing the all-district infield were Livonia’s Dylan Bergeron at catcher, Jake Morvant from Church Point at first base, second baseman Brett Richard of Church Point, Ben Viator of Church Point at third base, and Livonia’s Ty Gurr at short stop.
When naming all-district outfield selections, the name Jarrod Jarreau of Livonia stands above as he was named the district’s MVP. The senior slugged a .514 batting average in district play and .479 overall for the season. Jarreau scored 38 runs on 46 hits including 14 doubles, two triples, four homers, and scoring 24 RBI’s of his 98 at bats for his senior campaign.
Completing outfield selections were Port Barre’s Jordan Taylor and Eunice’s Trenon Trosclair.
Rayne High catcher Grant Abshire did not garner the catcher slot for First Team selections, but was named one of five utility players.
Abshire, who was behind the plate most of the time for the Wolves, also excelled at the plate with an overall .371 batting average. In district, he slugged .471 with 20 runs on 33 hitssix doubles and 20 RBI’s. The sophomore also recorded 19 stolen bases.
Other utility players named were Livonia’s Holden Webber and Brandon Armand, Eunice’s Clay Francois and Brock Miller.
Two of the four Second Team All-District pitching selections were Rayne High juniors Kameron Falcon and Ty Delahoussaye.
Falcon threw 32 innings and recorded seven saves and a 6-2 record this season. He garnered a 3-1 record in district with a 3.28 ERA while throwing 22 strikeouts for his junior season.
Delahoussaye recorded six saves for the Wolves. He pitched 44 innings and fanned 44 batters with an ERA of 4.26 on the season.
Completing the second team pitching staff were Port Barre’s Brennen Fletcher and Livonia’s Hunter Franklin.
Compleying the second team infield were Port Barre’s Cy Bryson at catcher, Eunice’s Drake Fruge at first base, Jake Sonnier at second base from Eunice, Port Barre’s Kyle Deville at third base, and Todd LeJeune at short stop from Church Point.
In the outfield, Rayne High’s Grant Menard is joined by Livonia’s Malcolm Dedrick and Chance Roy of Church Point.
Menard recorded a .300 in district play and a .338 during his junior season. Of his 21 runs of 77 at bats, he collected 26 hits including six doubles, two triples, a homer and 27 RBI’s.
In naming utility players for second team members, Rayne High was represented by Tyler LeJeune. The junior slapped a .310 in district play recording 20 runs during 81 at bats. Of his 23 hits were four doubles, a triple and 18 RBI’s.
Completing second team utility selections were Eunice’s Andrew Lomas, Livonia’s Jarred Jarreau, Brody Torres and Logan Pizzolata.