The 9U Boys WESTSIDE All-Star team claimed the Cal Ripkin 2014 State Championship on July 7 – a championship that was said to have been four years in the making.
Five of the boys, 9-years-old and younger, started playing baseball together at the ages of six - Charlie Guidry, Carter Goodson, Reed Loup, Bransen Phillps, and Gabe Diamond. The boys finally lead their team to a state title after finishing as runners-up in the last two years.
Carter Goodson was named MVP of the district tournament and pitched a no hitter/shut out game against Madisonville in the state quarterfinals.
During the game Charlie Guidry hit two triples, one double and a single, almost batting for the cycle.
During the championship game, Bransen Phillips pitched six innings, striking out 5 batters.
Reed Loup came in to close the championship game striking out three and helping the Westside All-Stars defeat St. James 12-5.
Guidry was named the MVP of the state championship tournament after batting .733 with 11 RBIs and holding an .833 On base Percentage.
Pictured above are: (In no particular order) DJ Lathan, Charlie Guidry, Reed Loup, Landon Juneau, Bransen Phillips, Josh Daigle, Bishop Landry, Brody Hernandez, Carter Goodson, Colin LeGrange, Kolton McKell, Brylan Hebert, Braxton Whittenberg, Gabe Diamond, Ben Black, Head Coach - Joey Phillips, Asst. Coach - Charlie Guidry, Asst. Coach - Billy Goodson