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.”

All-Parish teams released

Players from both Eunice High School and St. Edmund earned positions on the 2018 All-Parish baseball team as voted on by the St. Landry Parish head coaches.
The Eunice High Bobcats claimed the top two honors, with Bobcat head coach Scott Phillips named as Parish Coach of the Year and Jayden Brasseaux named as Most Valuable Player in the parish.
Phillips directed the Bobcats to a 29-10 overall record, the most wins in progam history.
No. 5 Eunice opened the playoffs with a 15-5 win over No. 28 Avoyelles.

The LSUE baseball team held its annual awards ceremony Wednesday night. From left, are Zach Hester (Most Vaulable Pitcher, Academic Award), Micah McHugh (Coach’s Award), Mason Templet (MVP), Cameron Horton (Home run leader), Evan Keller (Defensive MVP) and head coach Jeff Willis. (Photo by Tom Dodge)

Bengals hold awards night celebration

The annual LSU Eunice baseball awards night had an added level of excitement as the Bengals celebrated its national championship.
“It is hard to believe that a small two-year institution located in rural southwest Louisiana would be the home of the six-time NJCAA Division II baseball champions,” LSUE chancellor Kimberly Russell said.
“We have won more baseball national championships than any other team in the country.
“We are celebrating winners tonight,” she added. “They are winners in the classroom, on the field and in life.”

Bengal celebrate championship

ENID, Oklahoma – It will be remembered in Bengal baseball history as Slate Fuller belted a two-out walk-off home run to deliver No. 1 LSU Eunice a thrilling 5-3 win over Parkland College to win the NJCAA Division II National Championship.
It was the Bengals' sixth national crown, the most in NJCAA Division II history.
LSUE has won 11 national titles in 13 seasons as an athletic program including every year since 2010.
The Lady Bengal softball team won NJCAA Division II championships in 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017.


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