by Hunter Bower // GeauxPreps.com Owner
LAKE CHARLES – Catholic-PC’s Connor Achee has won this week’s GeauxPreps.com Baseball Player of the Week poll presented by Visit Lake Charles for games played February 28-March 5.
The weekly poll determined by the general public garnered over 51,000 responses. Achee collected nearly 30,000 votes while Patrick Taylor’s Gavin Tranchina nabbed over 17,000 tallies.
Catholic enjoyed an undefeated week with a huge showing at the Trey Altick Prep Classic as Connor Achee thrived both at the plate and on the mound. Offensively, he was 6-of-13 (.462) with a double and six RBIs. He also stole six bases. On the mound, he tossed six innings and allowed no runs to score in a winning effort against defending Division V champion Claiborne Christian. He finished the game with 10 strikeouts and only two walks.
The GeauxPreps.com Baseball Player of the Week is announced each Wednesday following the collection of nominations from head coaches and a voting process over a two-day period.
Jason Gormanous, Elizabeth
Gormanous did it all for the Bulldogs this past week in helping them to a 4-0 mark. The pitcher/shortstop batted .583 with nine RBIs, three home runs and two doubles. On the mound, he worked 8 innings and surrendered no runs or hits and struck out 11 batters.
Colton Hardy, Pineville
Hardy started in just his second career game on the bump and was exceptional, hurling a seven-inning, complete game with 12 strikeouts while surrendering no runs on just four hits.
Luke Hill, Episcopal
Hill finished the week with a .778 batting average where he hit seven times, with five of those hits being extra-base efforts, and drove in a total of eight runs. He stole five bases in the process and was even the winning pitcher in a 5-4 win over Parkview Baptist where he worked one inning and struck out two batters.
Jaedon Kinler, French Settlement
Kinler played an integral part in helping French Settlement to a 4-0 mark to close out the second week of LHSAA baseball. He was 7-of-12 at the plate including four extra-base hits that helped drive in 10 runs. He hit twice against Holden and recorded five RBIs in the game.
Marshall Louque, Lutcher
Loque threw a complete game (6 IP) no hitter against Westlake. He walked only one batter and struck out seven during the outing. Offensively, he went 8-18 with four singles, two doubles, and two triples. He led the team with 11 RBIs.
Gavin Tranchina, Patrick Taylor
The senior pitcher finished up the week with a great performance on the mound where he recorded a 2-0 mark with 12 innings of work with no runs given up and struck out 22 batters.