High School Sports

LSUE to host baseball tournament

A 10–team, four-day high school baseball tournament begins today at LSU Eunice’s Bengal Stadium.
The teams involved are Eunice High, St. Edmund, Kinder, Iowa, St. Louis, DeRidder along with two teams from Barbe and Catholic High of Baton Rouge.
“It is exciting to get to see all the high school players on our field where we can evaluate them,” LSU head baseball coach Jeff Willis said. It is also a chance to showcase our campus to a lot of people that might not have been here.”

All-Parish teams released

The Eunice High Bobcats and the Opelousas Catholic High Vikings dominated the 2017 All-St. Landry Parish Baseball Team as selected by the parish baseball coaches.
The Bobcats and the Vikings each claimed a top award, with Eunice High senior outfielder Gunner Fontenot named the Most Valuable Player and Vikings’ head coach Justin Boyd named as the Coach of the Year.
Boyd led the Vikings to a 28-9 record, advancing to the semifinal round of Division III.
Fontenot played in the LHSAA All-Star Game, where he had two hits in five plate appearances.

Bobcats begin Metro league play

The Eunice Bobcats scored eight runs in the first four innings to take an 8-2 win over Sacred Heart in Metro League action Monday evening at Bobcat Field.
The game was limited to five innings by agreement of both coaches as inclement weather became a factor.
Coach Danny Soileau’s Cats scored two runs in the first inning to take the lead. Austin Phillips singled and Jaydon Brasseaux was hit by a pitch before Tyler Darbonne and Josh Youngblood followed with singles to put the Cats ahead 2-0.

11 Bobcats named to 5-3A team

Four of the six District 5-3A baseball teams earned playoff spots with Eunice High and Church Point both advancing to the regional rounds.
District champion Church Point opened the playoffs with a 10-0 win over No. 22 Union Parish.
The No. 11 Bears (19-9, 9-1) then fell to No. 6 Buckeye, 10-0, 3-2.
District runners-up Eunice grabbed a 15-1 mercy-rule win over No. 23 Marksville in the bi-district round.
The No. 10 Bobcats (21-14, 8-2) were pushed out of the playoffs by the eventual Class 3-A champions South Beauregard, 7-5, 6-3.

St. Edmund honors athletes

The annual St. Edmund athletic banquet was held Monday at the Northwest Community Center.
Lucy Brown was named Miss Blue Jay, while Peter Miller was selected as Mr. Blue Jay.
Miller also received the Joe Nagata Memorial Award.
Allison Lafleur and Austin Gradney were given the Jerry Hoffpauir Memorial Award.
All athletes, cheerleaders, dance team and other support groups were recognized at the banquet.
Peter Miller and Jack Brown were named football captains.

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