Written for the LSWA
Dominick Letort of Lakeshore and North DeSoto’s Aly Delafield headline the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Class 4A All-State baseball and softball teams.
Letort, a UNO signee, is the Outstanding Player on the baseball squad. He was a playoff star for the Titans, who made a Cinderella run to a Division II non-select runner-up finish. Delafield, a Northwestern State signee, is the Outstanding Player on the softball squad. She led the Griffins to a Division II non-select title – their third LHSAA title in a row.
Chad Menard of Division II select baseball runner-up Vanderbilt Catholic and Brad Woodard of Division I select softball runner-up Tioga claimed Coach of the Year honors on the teams selected by a panel of sportswriters from across the state.
Letort’s 6-4 pitching record with a 1.50 earned run average was deceptive. He was on the mound when the Titans won three elimination playoff games. Letort allowed just four earned runs in 21 playoff innings with 22 strikeouts, including 12 strikeouts in a semifinal win over Eunice.
Delafield was 14-1 in the circle with 131 strikeouts and a 1.54 ERA. She also batted .402 with five home runs and 32 RBI.
A year after graduating multiple starters from the 2022 title team, Menard’s fifth-seeded VCHS squad upset top-seeded St. Louis in the semifinals. Tioga’s Woodard coached his team to the school’s first softball title-game berth since 1979.
P Aiden Leonard North Vermilion Sr. 8-1
P Marshall Louque Lutcher So. 8-1
P James Guidry Vanderbilt So. 11-2
P Dominick Letort Lakeshore Sr. 6-4
C Robert Ashley North DeSoto Sr. .506
IF Kameron Magnum North DeSoto Sr. .498
IF Jaxon Bentzler Northshore So. .414
IF Tyson Leblanc North Vermilion Sr. .433
IF Cole Simoneaux Assumption So. 302
OF Kody Jackson Evangel Sr. .481
OF Luke Babin Lutcher Sr. .413
OF Eli Lirette Lakeshore Sr. .389
UTL Drew Daigle Brusly So. 470
UTL Michael Plummer Neville Sr. .389
UTL Julian Bourgeois Vanderbilt Catholic Sr. .340
UTL Owen Simoneaux Assumption Sr. 7-1
UTL Noah Melancon St. Thomas More Sr. 7-4
OUTSTANDING PLAYER: DOMINICK LETORT, LAKESHORE
COACH OF THE YEAR: CHAD MENARD, VANDERBILT CATHOLIC
Reece Turner, Assumption; Drew Pitre, South Terrebonne; Jacob Curole, South Lafourche; Tanner Nguyen, Neville; Brady Martin, Tioga; Matthew Taylor, Tioga; BJ Nichols, Leesville; Carter Causey, Leesville; Braden Richardson, North Vermilion; Cade Robin, North Vermilion; Drake Detillier, South Terrebonne; Peyton Fulghum, Evangel; Cale Comeaux, Teurlings Catholic; Evan Rousseau, Assumption; Sam Odom, North DeSoto; Jakobe Jackson, Minden; Tyler Looney, Tioga; Cooper Martin, Lafayette Christian; Ryan Reeves, Tioga; Sutton Lewis, Neville; Tanner Hornbeck, St. Thomas More; Isaac Jabeley, Ben Franklin; Julyan Clarks, Shaw; Enrique Herazo, Willow; Zach Brisset. De La Salle; Evan Fruge, Eunice; Kade Hebert, Breaux Bridge.
P Aly Delafield North DeSoto Sr. 14-1
P Laney Johnson North DeSoto Jr. 19-1
P Ava Prejean St. Thomas More Sr. 19-0
P Lauren Baudoin Vandebilt Catholic Fr. 27-7
C Shayanne Irvin St. Thomas More .433
IF Aaliyah Gonzales Academy of Our Lady So. 405
IF Mia Norwood North DeSoto Jr. .472
IF Abbi Troquille Tioga Jr. .515
IF Raegan Henderson North DeSoto So. .449
OF Lailia Clark Brusly Jr. .484
OF Ella Mabile Assumption So. .424
OF Cheyenne Jenkins Hannan Jr. .354
UTL Christina Lambert Tioga Jr. 15-3
UTL Hays Ruttledge Vanderbilt Catholic Fr. .458
UTL Gabbie Stutes St. Thomas More Sr. .515
UTL Gracie Toledano Academy of Our Lady Jr. .354
UTL Kennedy Stutes St. Thomas More Jr. .486
OUTSTANDING PLAYER: ALY DELAFIELD, NORTH DESOTO
COACH OF THE YEAR: BRAD WOODARD, TIOGA
Bryanne Davis, Morgan City; Samantha Fillinich, South Lafourche; Adna Crochet, Assumption, Katlin Worsham, Neville; McKenna Howell, Grant; Katreal Earthly, Peabody; Kennedy Kelly, North Vermilion; Ani Comeaux, Rayne; Gabie Peri, De La Salle; Devyn Latiolais, Beau Chene; Amelia Bouvier, Brusly; Lexi Cambre, Lutcher; Kassidi Barthelemy, Belle Chasse; Haven Brooks, Evangel; Jailah Rideau, Beau Chene; Blair Ursin, Lutcher; Gabbi Olague, Evangel; Sanai Salvant, Belle Chasse; Jaci Camadelle, Academy of Our Lady; Zoe Roland, Tioga; Gracie Pettway, Grant; Cloe Bonvillain, Beau Chene; Elle Carter, Neville; Landry McLamb, Caddo; Ari Townsend, St. Thomas More; Kynlee Madere, Lutcher; Kaitlyn Roberts, Tioga; Erin Werner Grant; Ashunte Specks, Neville; Dyavani Battle, Belle Chasse; Corin Talbot, Vandebilt Catholic; Gabie Peri, De La Salle; Meia Tyler, Ben Franklin.