Three named to 2A all-State squads

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 16, 1999

L’Observateur / June 16, 1999

BATON ROUGE – Three local athletes were recently recognized for their outstanding seasons in 1999 by being named to the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Class 2A all-State baseball and softball teams.

Riverside’s Joey Poirrier and St. Charles Catholic’s John Price were namedto the all-State baseball squad while Riverside’s Tanya Teague was selected as an all-stater in softball.

Poirrier, the River Parishes MVP, helped the Rebels advance to the state semifinals for the first time since 1995 this past season. The senior thirdbaseman batted .453 with six home runs and 37 runs batted in. As apitcher, Poirrier went 6-1 with a 1.41 earned run average and 53strikeouts in 41 innings.

Price, a senior, helped the Comets advance to the state quarterfinals. Hefinished the season with a .368 batting average with seven home runs and40 RBIs. On the mound, he went 7-1 with a 2.35 ERA and 62 strikeouts in45 innings. Price was selected as an utility player on the all-State team.Teague, the River Parishes MVP in softball, led the Lady Rebels to the state tournament for the fourth straight year. The senior pitcher finishedwith a 26-6 record with a .21 ERA and 16 shutouts. She also struck out272 batters in 177 innings.

Teurlings Catholic second baseman Justin Bourque was named the Class 2A Outstanding Player after leading his team to the state championship with a .525 batting average, 13 home runs and 48 RBIs. His coach, ChadFerris, was named the Coach of the Year.

Pitcher Jada Goins of state champion South Beauregard was named the softball MVP. Goins finished her senior year with a 19-3 record with a.516 ERA and 187 strikeouts. Goins did not allow a run in the statetournament, shutting out Riverside in the quarterfinals and DeQuincy in the finals.

Ouachita Christian’s Weldon Fitch was named the Coach of the Year.

Joining Poirrier, Price and Bourque on the all-State baseball team are pitchers Jared Salazar of Teurlings, Jeremy Collins of Ridgewood, Bobby Gilliam of Loyola and Steven Blades of Sumner; Pope John Paul II catcher Mike Sanchez; Teurlings first baseman Brandon Pippen; Ouachita Christian shortstop Josh Hudnall; outfielders Scotty Collette of Teurlings, Dan Preaus of Ouachita Christian and Mike Bovenzi of Loyola; and utility players Brandon Wilson of Christian Life, Jarred Wykoff of Kinder and Brandon Migues of Teurlings.

Teague and Goins were joined on the all-State softball team by pitchers Amie Rosalis of DeQuincy and Brienne Berry of Ouachita Christian; Buckeye catcher Stephanie Sasser; Teurlings first baseman Stacie Dufour; St.

Frederick second baseman Delle Milam; Teurlings shortstop Mandi LaFleur; South Beauregard third baseman Heidi Hallmark; outfielders Shayla Goins of South Beauregard, Melissa Ware of Oakdale and Rose May of Rosepine; and utility players Anne Albritton of Ouachita Christian, Kelly Harrell of Buckeye, Jennifer Brewer of Christian Life and Jamie Owens of DeQuincy.

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