LAKE CHARLES – West Monroe’s Kenzie Vestal and Kaplan’s Carina Chargois have been named the GeauxPreps.com/LSCA Players of the Week for the week of March 8-13.
Vestal helped lead her team to a perfect week on the diamond after batting .722 with nine extra base efforts out of 13 total hits along with 15 RBIs. She recorded multiple-hits in each game and finished the week with a 1.778 slugging percentage highlighted by five home runs.
Chargois had an exceptional week in the circle that was highlighted by a three-inning perfect game to help lead her team to a mercy rule victory over David Thibodaux. The Kaplan pitcher finished with a 1.40 ERA and struck out 20 batters in 15 innings of work.
The GeauxPreps.com/LSCA 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 GeauxPreps.com staff.
Player of the Week
Kenzie Vestal, West Monroe
Vestal was named Player of the Week after powering the Lady Rebels to an undefeated week with 13 hits, including nine for extra bases, 16 RBIs, a 1.778 slugging percentage and a .722 batting average. She recorded multiple-hit efforts in each of her appearances last week and turned in her best performance against West Ouachita where she was 3-for-4 with a double and two dingers that drove in five runs.
Pitcher of the Week
Carina Chargois, Kaplan
Chargois had an outstanding week for the Pirates and was nearly untouchable in all three of her starts finishing with a three-inning perfect game and five-inning, two-hitter. She faced nine batters in her perfect game effort against David Thibodaux and struck out eight while only tossing just 34 pitches. Against Kinder, Chargois faced 17 batters and struck out eight while only giving up two hits in fiving innings. In a seven inning start against Class 5A Acadiana, she faced 29 batters and allowed just three ear runs and struck out four in a 9-3 victory over the Rams. For the entire week, Chargois sported a 1.40 ERA through 15 innings along with 20 strikeouts and limited her opposition to a .166 batting average.
2021 GeauxPreps.com/LSCA 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
March 15 – Player: Kenzie Vestal, West Monroe; Pitcher: Carina Chargois, Kaplan