Fontainebleau’s Castleman, North DeSoto’s Johnson Tabbed Softball Players Of The Week

by Hunter Bower // Owner

LAKE CHARLES – Fontainebleau’s Macy Castleman and North DeSoto’s Laney Johnson have been named the Players of the Week for games played March 1-6.

Castleman racked up a .777 average at the plate, driving in seven runs while seven of her 14 hits were extra-base efforts. She also registered an amazing .809 on-base percentage that included two walks and a hit-by-pitch.

Johnson was outstanding in the circle where she struck out 41 batters in 23.0 innings while allowing just four earned runs and 12 hits in her four games pitched. The Lady Griffen pitcher was also a key factor on the offensive side where she hit three home runs including a grand slam.

The Players of the Week awards are announced each Monday following the selection process. Eligible players are nominated by their head coach for their efforts from the previous week. A player and a pitcher are each selected by the staff.

Player of the Week

Macy Castleman, Fontainebleau

Fontainebleau’s Macy Castleman had an incredible week at the plate where she owned a team-high .777 batting average with 14 hits, seven of which were extra-base efforts, eight runs scored and seven RBI across five games. Castleman’s extra-base hits included six doubles and a triple while two walks and a hit-by-pitch helped her gain a .809 on-base percentage. In addition to her hitting efforts, Castleman also went 2-0 in the circle where she struck out 27 batters in 18 innings of action.

Pitcher of the Week

Laney Johnson, North DeSoto

North DeSoto’s Laney Johnson posted a 4-0 record in the circle while striking out 41 batters in 23.0 innings of work. Johnson allowed only four earned runs and 12 hits in four complete games pitched while also posting a shutout. She finished the week with a 1.8 ERA while also batting .389 with three home runs, including a grand slam and a solo against Pineville.

2021 Players of the Week

March 1 – Player: A’Kili Greene, St. Thomas More; Pitcher: Elise Lamartiniere, West Feliciana

March 8 – Player: Macy Castleman, Fontainebleau; Pitcher: Laney Johnson, North DeSoto