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Hitting the showcase baseball tour

Eunice High’s Austin Phillips and Tyler Darbonne are enjoying a summer full of baseball.
As the Metro League winds down for the summer, the Bobcat duo along with EHS head coach Scott Phillips are participating in a summer showcase for underclassmen.
Along with Iota High junior Hunter Wriborg, Darbonne and Phillips helped the home state team win the Louisiana/Texas shootout.
Team Louisiana beat team Texas 10-1 and 14-2 in the doubleheader held in Lake Charles.
Phillips went 1-for-1 with a sacrifice fly, a RBI, three walks and a stolen base.

LBCA All-Region 5 team named

Four Eunice High baseball players were named to the Louisiana Baseball Coaches Association All-Region 5 team.
Senior catcher Joshua Youngblood, junior infielder Tyler Darbonne, senior outfiielder Jayden Brasseaux and junior utility player Austin Phillips were all selected after earning All-District 5-3A honors.
The Region 5 Pitcher of the Year was Iota junior Hunter Wriborg.
Joining Wriborg on the All-Region team were Bulldog junior pitcher Tristan Miller and senior Brett Spell.

LSCA All-State softball team

The post season accolades continue for several area softhall players as the 2018 Louisiana Softball Coaches All-Stste teams have been released.
St. Edmund senior shortstop Gabby Fontenot and senior pitcher Maggie Larrievere (were named to Class 1-A All-State team.
Iota senior outfielder Teri Johnson was named to the Class 3-A all-state team along with Lady Bulldog freshman Makenzie Droddy.
No. 10 Iota (22-9, 11-2) opened the playoffs a win over Iowa before falling 2-0 to Kaplan in the regional round.

Local trio heads to showcase

LAKE CHARLES – Eunice High juniors Austin Phillips and Tyler Darbonne, along with Iota High junior Hunter Wriborg have been selected to play today in a doubleheader starting at 5 p.m. at the McNeese baseball stadium.
The showcase is called the Louisiana/Texas shootout.
Next week, Phillips and Darbonne will continue their play at Troy University in the Southeastern Underclass Shootout featuring underclassmen from Louisiana, Kentucky, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Florida.

LSUE’s Doucet, Monson named All-Americans

LSU Eunice standouts Mima Doucet and Madison Monson have been named first-team All-Americans for NJCAA Division II by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.
The infielders were two of the thirty-two student athletes from 17 different institutions to garner the All-American accolades.
“I can’t think of two more deserved players for the award than Mima and Madison,” LSU Eunice head coach Andy Lee said. “They were so important to our success and put in so much work both on and off the field.”

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