Maggie Guyotte – A rare jewel on the diamond

If you look up the name Maggie you will find that it is of English origin and means Pearl. Nothing could be more definitive of Maggie Guyotte, the vivacious pre-teen from Quitman, who has become a rare jewel on the softball diamond.

If you are associated with youth league softball in Jackson Parish you readily recognize her name as well as being well versed in her accomplishments. The daughter of Brian “Shorty” and Paula Guyotte has already made a name for herself not only locally but statewide as well following her exploits in the regionals and state tournaments over the past couple of years that includes bringing home a state title.

If you thought she was incredible then, you should see what she is doing now. On the mound she is virtually untouchable. This is no exaggeration and is evidenced by the fact that in the Jackson Parish 11-13 year old softball league she opened the season by throwing FIVE no hitters in a row. This is no misprint. FIVE! Most pitchers don’t register five no hitters in a career. She has done it in five straight games.

Well, that is against local competition, you say. OK! How about this? In late May she was named MVP in a prestigious southern regional tournament for her travel ball team the Diamond Dolls. This led her to being named All-State in Louisiana.

She followed that up in June by pitching Demarini Express, a 14 year old and under travel ball team, to a Fastpitch America Softball Association (FASA) regional tournament title where she went undefeated on the mound.

Heard enough? Not hardly! Just two weeks ago Guyotte played for the Texas Glory out of Longview, TX in the USSSA Southern Nationals 12U division where she threw two shutouts in five appearances on the mound and incredibly went 10 for 14 at the plate with 8 RBI’s. Her performance on day two of the tourney led her to being named MVP which qualified her for the Texas All-State team.

To sum it up, in roughly eight weeks Guyotte has been named MVP in two nationally sanctioned fast pitch tournaments in two separate states for two separate teams and was named All-State in both Louisiana and Texas.

Obviously she is a truly special talent and best of all is that even though she is on the national stage you can see her play each week night at the Jackson Parish Recreation Department for her Catfish Inn 11-13 year old league team.

Take some advice and make plans to watch her soon as talent like this is rare indeed. You had better hurry though as the season is drawing to a close.

Southern Nationals USSSA.Great group of girls and coaches. She was chosen MVP of game 3


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