There were incredible seasons on both diamonds from Claiborne Christian junior Anna Cate Miller and Fairview senior Landon Strother.
The two players now headline the Class C all-state baseball and softball teams, as selected by a panel of the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.
Miller is the Outstanding Player on the softball squad. She helped lead Claiborne Christian to a Division V Select state championship in Sulphur with an 18-3 record in the circle. Miller also batted .510 with seven home runs and 40 RBIs.
Strother has been the Outstanding Player for baseball as he led his Fairview squad to the Division V select quarterfinals, losing to eventual state champion, Pitkin. Strother batted .405 with 21 RBIs and 21 runs scored, while going 6-3 on the mound with a 0.438 ERA, striking out 61 batters in 48 innings pitched.
Claiborne Christian first-year head coach Chris Winstead and Family Community’s Cody Moroni were honored as the Class C Coach of the Year for their respective sports.
Winstead guided Claiborne to another state championship, led by Miller and fellow all-staters, Allie and Lily Wainwright. Moroni’s runner-up Family Community made it to its first appearance in the Division V Select state championship game.
LSWA Class C Charts
Nick Womack Claiborne Christian Jr. .364
A.J. Allen Claiborne Christian Sr. 2.33 ERA
Raylee Thomas Jr. Family Community .418
Bryant Smith Kilbourne So. .400
John Poisso Calvin Sr. .365
John Bradley Griffin Calvin Sr. .356
Shawn Staggs Saline Sr. .593
Parker Alexander Hornbeck So. .417
Julius Johnson Hornbeck So. .391
Dylan Conner Singer Sr. .333
Caston Perkins Singer Sr. .407
Landon Strother Fairview Sr. 6-3
Connor Dowies Fairview So. .465
Noah Lafargue Reeves Jr. .491
Rylan Thomas Family Community Jr. .329
Seth Terrell Family Christian Sr. .446
OUTSTANDING PLAYER: LANDON STROTHER, FAIRVIEW
COACH OF THE YEAR: CODY MORONI, FAMILY COMMUNITY
Anna Cate Miller Claiborne Christian Jr. .510
Allie Wainwright Claiborne Christian So. .550
Lilly Wainwright Claiborne Christian Sr. .495
Haley Martin Calvin So. .397
Kyleigh Blundell Calvin So. .425
Sadie Jeane Evans Jr. .603
Madelyn Nolen Starks So. 435
Maddie Dupuis St. Joseph’s Jr. .411
M.J. Caldwell Family Community 8th .478
Akeirah Jones Summerfield Fr. .511
Emilee Gauthier St. Joseph’s So. .413
Cadence Griffith Georgetown Sr. .513
Jordan Williams Saline Jr. .661
Baleigh Hauley Gibsland-Coleman So. .487
Makenzie Credeur Northside Christian So. .453
Riley Haus Evans Jr. .408
OUTSTANDING PLAYER: ANNA CATE MILLER, CLAIBORNE CHRISTIAN
COACH OF THE YEAR: CHRIS WINSTEAD, CLAIBORNE CHRISTIAN
Written for the LSWA