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Brusly’s LeBlanc named district co-MVP

Written by John Dupont on .

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The long-standing baseball rivalry between Brusly and Parkview Baptist extended past the season, and as it’s been the case many times in the past, it boiled down to a pitcher’s duel.

Brusly’s Luke LeBlanc and Parkview Baptist’s Adam Tarver shared the honors in the All District 7-3A lineup, selected by the district coaches.

“(LeBlanc) played really this season and to get the Most Valuable Player award in a district where four teams made it to the quarterfinals says a lot about his skills,” Brusly coach Tait Dupont said. “It shows the respect the coaches in the district had for his performance.”

LeBlanc finished the season 10-2, with a 1.05 earned-run average and 77 strikeouts over 63 innings.

Fellow Panthers on the first-team lineup included third baseman Austin Watts (.353, 25 runs, 21 RBI) and outfielders Kwanstan Adkins (.327, three HR, 34 runs, 20 RBIs) and Blake Manola (.284, 36 runs, 16 RBIs).

Port Allen standout Lorenzo Osborne (.418, five triples, three stolen bases) got the nod as utility fielder.

Other first-team pitching honors went to University High’s John Lewis and West Feliciana’s Aaron Holub.

Additional first-team infielders were Parkview first baseman Austin Taylor, Parkview second baseman Chris Dupont and University High shortstop Brandt Broussard.

Among the other first-team outfielders were Brooks Southall of University High, Lester Scott of Baker and Tee Sparrow of Parkview Baptist.

Will Costinett of West Feliciana was also selected first-team utility player.

Second-team honorees included Port Allen pitcher Alex Hebert (9-3, 1.98 ERA, 101 Ks) and Brusly’s Landon Blank (7-2, 1.96 ERA, 55Ks, 50 innings).

Other local standouts included on the second-team lineup included Port Allen third baseman Kevin Ransom (.313, four doubles, 28 stolen bases) and Brusly shortstop Evan Daigle (.299, one HR, 32 runs).

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