LSWA names Roth, Crisham all-State

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 21, 2000

MICHAEL KIRAL / L’Observateur / June 21, 2000

DESTREHAN – Destrehan’s Randy Roth and Hahnville’s Erin Crisham helped spark their respective teams to postseason appearances in 2000.

The two were recent honored for those accomplishments by being named to the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Class 5A all-State team.

Roth, a junior, was named to the all-State baseball team as a shortstop.

Roth, an all-District 7-5A first team selection, batted .500 with 10 homeruns, 11 doubles, 38 runs batted in and 35 runs scored. Destrehan went20-14 this season, losing to Rummel in the Class 5A regionals.

“It’s exciting,” Roth said of receiving the honor. “I came out here everydayto try to get better and it paid off. My teammates put me in this position. Iwouldn’t have had all those RBIs if they didn’t get on base.”Crisham, a senior, was named as an utility player on the all-State softball team. She was the River Parishes and District 7-5A MVP after batting.419 and leading the Lady Tigers to the Class 5A quarterfinals inAlexandria.

Named to the honorable mention all-State baseball team were Destrehan’s Craig Naquin, East St. John’s Roydell Williams and Hahnville’s BrianRisinger and Erik Donnaud.

Naquin, a senior, went 7-1 for the Wildcats in 2000, with a 2.98 ERA and63 strikeouts in 56 1/3 innings. Williams, also a senior, batted .468 with19 stolen bases, 23 RBIs and 30 runs scored as a centerfielder. Risinger, asenior pitcher, went 8-2 with a 2.15 ERA and 79 strikeouts. Donnaud, theRiver Parishes and District 7-5A MVP, batted .370 with 11 home runs and44 RBIs his senior season. He also went 7-2 on the mound with a 1.99 ERA.Austin Nagle of state champion Barbe was named the Class 5A MVP. Thejunior outfielder batted .476 with seven home runs and 42 RBIs. FrankCazeaux, who led Rummel to the state championship game, was the Coach of the Year.

In softball, Denham Springs senior pitcher Sarah Meadors was the Class 5A MVP. Meadors led Denham Springs to the state title with a 27-0-1record, a .26 ERA and 350 strikeouts in 2000. She also walked only 13batters.

Joining Roth and Nagle on the all-State baseball team were pitchers Corey Coles of Comeaux, Chris Denton of Barbe, Wes Eaton of Central and Ray Liotta of Rummel. The catcher was Catholic’s Drew Tuminello.In the infield were LaGrange first baseman Dentrick Chretien, Southwood second baseman Nathan Grimes and Carencro third baseman Kyle Broussard. Other outfielders were West Monroe’s Ron McBeth and Central’sMike Forbes.

Utility players selected were Southwood’s Michael Aubrey, St. Amant’sNathan Gautreau, Covington’s Ryan Core and Slidell’s Will Harris.

Joining Crisham and Meadors on the softball squad were pitchers Nicole Ferguson of West Monroe, Marion Glorioso of Byrd and Baker’s Lindsey Meadows.

Infielders selected were Natchitoches-Central’s Becky Christophe, Denham Springs’ Chesney McAdams, Comeaux’s Jamie Schlegel, Northshore’s Stephanie Pomez and Denham Springs’ Erinne Milligan.

In the outfield were Lafayette’s Britni Fabacher, Sulphur’s Brittany Stanley and West Monroe’s Natalie Hamby. Utility players were WestMonroe’s Ashley Chapman, Sulphur’s Kim Leggett and Comeaux’s Lacie Romero.

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