Luke Morgan and Cali Deal of Quitman along with Davis Tolar of Weston has been named 1st team All-State in Class B as announced by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association. Joshua Smith and Madison Brymer, both from Quitman earned Honorable Mention Designation.
The two junior catchers joined Class B Outstanding Player, Braden Jones and teammate Brandon Carter of state champion Choudrant to give district 2B the distinction of placing more players to the first team than any other in Class B. Morgan led Quitman with a .481 batting average and all of Class B with 41 steals. His 40 runs scored and 33 bases on balls also were top five classification statistics The strong armed Tolar gunned down an impressive 15 base runners this spring while making only 3 errors in 136 chances for an outstanding .978 fielding average while also hitting .351 on the year.
One of only two 8th graders chosen to the elite team, Deal exploded onto the softball scene by batting .500 on the year. She also led the Class B, state semifinalist, Lady Wolverines with an outstanding 15-6 record that included 181 strikeouts in just 133 innings and a microscopic 1.68 ERA.
Brymer led Quitman with 59 RBI and tied for the team lead with 7 homeruns while batting .455 on the year. Smith hit .325 and was 6-5 on the mound with a 3.38 ERA. All five losses came against teams that either played for or won a state championship.
LSWA CLASS B ALL-STATE SOFTBALL
Taylor Douglas Holden So. .547
Gracie Duffy Holden So. .466
Bailey Davis, Anacoco Fr. .510
Rylee Cloud Fairview Jr. .611
Cali Deal Quitman 8th .500
Lauren Dees Florien Sr. .454
Brooklyn Gremillion University Academy Sr. .395
Brooke Ross Forest Sr. .529
Abby Rivers Converse Sr. .581
Summer Faust Zwolle Sr. 16-4
Madison Holmes Stanley Sr. .466
Lauryn Longino Pitkin Sr. .423
Katie Rios Forest Sr. .495
Olivia Barnes Holden Sr. .514
Sarah McDaniel Florien So. 21-6
Zoey Smith Choudrant 8th .462
OUTSTANDING PLAYER: TAYLOR DOUGLAS, HOLDEN
COACH OF THE YEAR: RICHARD PARTRIDGE, ANACOCO
Honorable mention: Kacey Breithaupt, Holden; Madison Brymer, Quitman; Jordan Williams, Saline; Lexi Normand, Doyline; Haley Nail, Castor; Victoria Parris, Converse; Abby Robinson, Pitkin; Kylee Johnson, Oak Hill; Mikayla Cashdollar, University Academy; Addy Bonsall, Bell City.
LSWA CLASS B ALL-STATE BASEBALL
Braden Jones, Choudrant Sr. 13-1
Brandon Carter Choudrant Sr. 5-0
Alex Chamberlain Elizabeth Sr. 11-4
Landry Alligood Anacoco Sr. .618
Ethan Clark Monterey Sr. 1.50 ERA
Luke Johnson Grace Christian So. .483
Luke Morgan Quitman Jr. .481
Davis Tolar Weston Jr. .351
Ethan West Pitkin Sr. 1.94 ERA
Gage Remedies Florien Jr. .462
Sam Martin Oak Hill Sr. .385
Tate Hess Singer So. 1.60 ERA
Cory Nolen Glenmora Sr. .382
Matt Sessum Converse Sr. .479
Jason Gormanous Elizabeth Jr. .495
Landon Strother Fairview So. 6-3
OUTSTANDING PLAYER: BRADEN JONES, CHOUDRANT
COACH OF THE YEAR: ERIC RICHARD, MONTEREY
Honorable mention: Luke Tassin, Choudrant: Joshua Smith, Quitman; Braydon Cedus, Oak Hill; Brett Jinks, Fairview; Laiken Odom, Elizabeth; Slay Coleman, Elizabeth; Drew Tebbe, Anacoco; Noah Spears, Doyline; Camron Brumfield, Mt. Hermon; Hunter Bordelon, Holden; Grayson Johnson, Bell City; Austin Tarpley, Zwolle; Ethan DeVanie, Grace Christian.