Rayne Wolves named to All-District baseball selections
Although the Wolves fell in the first round of the 4A state baseball playoffs, Rayne High’s 2016-2017 baseball season was still a productive one.
The Wolves were 11-6 overall and 6-4 in district play.
“We began the year on a rough note but came back strong when it counted,” stated Rayne High Head Baseball Coach Jason Bonin. “We had a young team and from that, we saw some leaders come through for us.”
Of those leaders, six Rayne High players were named during the 3-4A All-District selections.
On the mound, senior leader Hunter Meche was named among four All-District pitchers for the second year in a row. For his senior campaign, Meche recorded a 3.33 ERA and 23 strikeouts during district play.
In the infield, junior DeMarcus James was noted at first base. James slapped in a .413 batting average with 52 base hits and 13 RBIs on the season.
At third base, Rayne High freshman Julian Harvey was named, along with sophomore outfielder Darian Richard.
Landing a spot as utility player for the Wolves was sophomore shortstop Zack Fontenot who also helped out at second and third during the season.
“We have a bunch of guys returning next year which will definitely help us out,” Bonin continued. “We had a number of underclassmen playing this year who will return and step it up a notch next year.”