LeBlanc named 3A Most Valuable Player

Written by John Dupont on .


Brusly junior pitcher Carli Jo LeBlanc, who has worked the mound the last three seasons for the Lady Panthers, won the top honor in girls 3Asoftball.

The Louisiana Sportswriters Association named LeBlanc the Class 3AOutstanding Player.

LeBlanc compiled a 26-1 record and helped lead the Lady Panthers to their first state championship since 1997.

She chalked a .095 ERAand 234 strikeouts.

LeBlanc also finished the season with .348 batting average and 37 RBIs.

Brusly finished the season 33-2.

Three other Lady Panthers landed spots on the first-team roster.

Carlie Comeaux picked up a spot in the outfield. Comeaux finished the season with a batting average of .515.

Junior Lanesha Taylor, who garnered a .481 average at the plate, landed a first-team spot at third base.

Sophomore Akiya Thymes got the first-team honor as an outifielder. She finished the season with a .477 batting average.

Felicia Hailey, who led Jena to the Class 3A semifinals, was named Coach of the Year.

Other first-team entries included Buckeye pitcher Mikayla Brown (24-2), Crowley senior pitcher Oliva Bouillion (25-7), Notre Dame junior pitcher Molly Stelly (22-7), Buckey junior first baseman Paris Hernandez (.494), North Vermillion sophomore second baseman Morgan Herrington (.436), Parkview Baptist senior shortstop Nicky Dawson (.505) and Jena freshman outfielder Kelsey Bradford.

The following utility players also landed first-team honors:Notre Dame senior Taylor Boulet (.469), E.D. White senior Abby Richard (.406), Jena junior Darian Thacker (.450), E.D. White sophohmore Kati Clement (.438) and Kaplan sophomore Lindsay Schexnailder (.419).

Honorable mentions went to the following players: Madison Rodrigue, E.D.White; Jazmine Richardson, Jena; Lindsie Sanders, E.D. White; Jessica Johnson, Buckeye; Elsie LeBeouf, Notre Dame; Brittany Connor, North Vermillion; Julia Courville, South Beauregard; Kenzie Thompson, Jena; Carmeisha Howard, Jena; Braegan Burlew, Jena; Taylor Campbell, Buckeye; Danielle Faucheaux, Loranger; Mandi Moses, Buckeye and Alex Peltier, Rayne.

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