Alex Detraz of Abbeville recently committed to play baseball for Centenary College in Shreveport. Detraz has attended St. Thomas More for the last four years. For the last two years he played first base and lettered for three years. In the photo with Alex are his parents, Lisa and Dirk. Detraz is now the third baseball player from Vermilion Parish to sign with Centenary this year. Joining him on the team are VC’s Harrison and Griffin Vicknair.
Abbeville High baseball team had only one player land either on the first or second all-district team.
Abbeville first baseman Hunter Duhon, a junior, was selected on the District 5-4A first team, which was selected by the district coaches.
Duhon hit .704 in district with three home runs.
The Wildcats finished the overall season 15-15, and they also won three district games (3-9) under second-year head coach Joey Roy.
The player of the year in district is Cale Boudreaux of Cecilia. The coach of the year is Kyle Cormier of Breaux Bridge.
BATON ROUGE – Ethan Suire withstood his most challenging test on the season’s biggest stage on Saturday.
The Erath High junior needed both grit and closing speed to capture the Class 3A 1600 meter run in a time of 4:32.15 at the LHSAA State Meet at LSU’s Bernie Moore Stadium.
“The early pace was slow,” Suire said. “No one wanted to go with me. I had to set the pace, then hold on to the end.”
LEROY - After the North Vermilion Patriots scored 18 runs Saturday morning against Iowa in the first game of a double header, they could only score two in the second game.
The Patriots were eliminated from the Class 3A playoffs on Saturday, falling to Iowa, 8-2.
That morning, North Vermilion beat Iowa 18-7 to force a third and final game.
The game was tied at two with Iowa batting in the top of the sixth when Iowa’s Hanson Raymond singled off of NV pitcher Bryce Landry, driving in one run and putting Iowa ahead for good.
BRUSLY - The third and final game in the Class 3A quarterfinal playoff game did not go as planned for the Erath Bobcats on Saturday.
The Bobcats won the first game on Friday against Brusly, but lost two on Saturday.
Saturday, in the morning, the Bobcats fell 10-0, forcing a third game Saturday night.
Unfortunately, Erath lost 4-2. It was the second year in a row, the Bobcats lost in the third game of the quarterfinal round.
Erath jumped out to a 2-0 lead on Andre Touchet’s 2-RBI single in the bottom of the second inning.