By DANIEL GREEN // Written for the LSWA
One was a standout pitcher. The other was an incredible leadoff hitter.
Northside Christian’s Morgan Louviere and Hicks’ Dylan Williams led their respective teams to LHSAA championships earlier this month.
Now the two seniors have been selected as the Outstanding Players in Class C, as selected by a panel of the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.
Louviere guided Northside Christian to the Division V state title by going 23-3 in the circle with a 1.98 earned run average. The Angelina College commitment’s only losses this season came against Class 3A Kaplan and a pair of Class 4A schools, St. Thomas More and Beau Chene.
Williams was the table setter for Hicks as he batted .510 out of the leadoff spot. He scored 62 runs, drove in 29 RBIs and connected on 11 doubles as he led Hicks to its 14th state baseball championship, the second most in state history.
Calvin’s Chad Camp and Hornbeck’s Randy Lansdale were chosen as Coaches of the Year. This is Camp’s first state honor on the coaching side as he guided Calvin to the top of Class C. Lansdale, however, is no stranger to this award. But this is first coaching honor at Hornbeck as the Hornets reached the Class C title game as a No. 6 seed.
Joining Louviere on the girls’ team are the Calvin trio of Haley Martin (.413), Emma Bevill (.587) and Class C title game MVP Hannah Barber (.468), Northside Christian’s Mackenzie Droddy (.646, 15 HRs, 40 RBIs) and Kelsey Gaspard (.633, 9 HRs, 51 RBIs), Summerfield’s Maci Moss (.589), Claiborne Christian’s Allie Wainwright (.585), Ebarb’s Camryn Cartinez (.535), Hicks’ Jozlyn Westfall (.714, 50 RBIs), Evans’ Sadie Jeane (.582), Georgetown’s Sadie Hoadley (.555), the Harrisonburg duo of Macy Taylor (.388) and Jessi White (.432) and Plainview’s Abigail Pippen (15 HRs, 40 RBIs) and Jordan Thompson (.380, 25 RBIs).
Williams was joined on the boys’ squad by Hicks’ teammates Zach Haymon (12-0, 1.01 ERA) and Hunter Thacker (.467, 50 RS), the Claiborne Christian duo of Nate Vaughn (7-6, 78 Ks) and Logan Wedrall (.344), Hornbeck’s Michael Mason (1.95 ERA, 96 Ks), Harrisonburg’s Blake McEntyre (1.89 ERA, 83 Ks), Downsville Charter’s Drew Clark (.487), Northside Christian’s Jaggar Thibodeaux (.578, 37 RBIs), Starks’ Conner Buxton (.462), Calvin’s Wayne Curtis Huckaby (.475), Simpson’s Ethan Nash (7-2, 89 Ks), Summerfield’s Jacob Moss (8-3, 1.47 ERA), Reeves’ Chase LeBlanc (.537), Family Christian’s Shawn Rickman (.381) and Landon Gremillion (.375) of St. Joseph’s-Plaucheville.
LSWA CLASS C ALL-STATE CHARTS
Maci Moss Summerfield, Jr. .589
Allie Wainwright Claiborne Christian, 8th .585
Camryn Cartinez Ebarb Jr. .535
Jozlyn Westfall Hicks So. .714
Sadie Jeane Evans Fr. .582
Haley Martin Calvin 8th .413,
Sadie Hoadley Georgetown Sr. .555
Jessi White Harrisonburg So. .432
Abigail Pippen Plainview So. .400, 15 HRs, 40 RBIs
Morgan Louviere Northside Christian Sr. 23-3
Mackenzie Droddy Northside Christian Sr. .646
Kelsey Gaspard Northside Christian Sr. .633
Jordan Thompson Plainview Sr. .380
Emma Bevill Calvin Sr. .587
Hannah Barber Calvin Sr. .468
Macy Taylor Harrisonburg Sr. .388,
OUTSTANDING PLAYER: MORGAN LOUVIERE, NORTHSIDE CHRISTIAN
COACH OF THE YEAR: CHAD CAMP, CALVIN
Honorable mention: Lauren Rachal, Family Christian; Kate Daigle, Northside Christian; Sara Carter, Georgetown; Yilacia McDaniel, Summerfield; Madison Kennedy, Harrisonburg; Annabelle Russell, Claiborne Christian; Bryn Remedies, Ebarb; Kaitlyn Jeane, Evans; Madison Castilaw, Kilbourne; Abby Nicholas, Hornbeck.
Nate Vaughn Claiborne Christian Sr. 7-6
Zach Haymon Hicks Jr. 12-0
Dylan Williams Hicks Sr. .510
Michael Mason Hornbeck Sr. 1.95 ERA
Blake McEntyre Harrisonburg Jr. 1.89 ERA
Drew Clark Downsville Charter Sr. .487
Jaggar Thibodeaux Northside Christian Jr. .578
Connor Buxton Starks Sr. .462
Wayne Curtis Huckaby Calvin Jr. .475
Ethan Nash Simpson Jr. 7-2
Hunter Thacker Hicks Sr. .467
Jacob Moss Summerfield Sr. 8-3
Chase LeBlanc Reeves Sr. .537
Shawn Ruckman Family Christian Jr. .381
Logan Wedrell Claiborne Christian Jr. .344
Landon Gremillion St. Joseph’s-Plaucheville Jr. .375
OUTSTANDING PLAYER: DYLAN WILLIAMS, HICKS
COACH OF THE YEAR: RANDY LANSDALE, HORNBECK
Honorable mention: Cayden Fox, Hornbeck; Jackson Nichols, Georgetown; Jesse Ebey, Downsville Charter; Kadyn Howard, Starks; Hayden Alexander, Harrisonburg; Rhett Petre, Simpson; Dylan Kyle, Calvin; Gavyn Hickox, Grand Isle; Nick Womack, Claiborne Christian; Robert Cauthron, Reeves; Joseph Adams, Calvin; Zane West, Evans; Cameron Carrico, Summerfield.