Class 4A All-State Softball Team
Three Bastrop Lady Rams — sophomores Kenyshae Beasley, Chelsea Fagan and Tia Coleman — have made the Louisiana Sports Writers Association's Class 4A All-State honorable mention softball list.
Led by sophomore catcher and Player of the Year Bailey Hemphill, St. Thomas More leads the way with three first-team selections.
Spearheading the Lady Cougars' drive to a second straight state championship, Hemphill hit .630 with 17 home runs and 56 RBI. Joining Hemphill on the team from STM are pitcher Whitney Romero (25-5) and infielder Jamie Landry (.440-7-36).
A.J. Ellender coach Janie Trosclair was named Coach of the Year after guiding the Lady Patriots to their first Fastpitch 56 State Tournament berth since 1991. Ellender compiled a 22-9 record, including a 16-9 second round victory over Bastrop, before bowing to St. Thomas More 5-1 in the quarterfinals.
Memphis signee Tyler Trosclair, Janie Trosclair's daughter, made the team as a utility player after hitting at a .600 clip with three home runs and 38 ribbies.
District 2-4A runner-up and state semifinalist West Ouachita matched STM with three first-team selections while state runner-up Vandebilt Catholic, Teurlings Catholic and state semifinalist North DeSoto claimed two spots apiece.
Rounding out the first-team pitchers are Summer Ellyson of Teurlings, Nora Keehn of Vandebilt and Karli Perque of Cabrini.
The remaining first-team All-State position players include infielders Maddie Burcheli of North DeSoto, Allie Medlin of West Ouachita and Amanda Gianelloni of Assumption, outfielders Bobbi Smith of West Ouachita, Victoria Burns of Beau Chene and Alex Cooper of DeRidder and utility players Rebecca Skains of West Ouachita, Erin Crane of Vandebilt Catholic, Julia Bailey of Teurlings and Emma Callie Delafield of North DeSoto.
Beasley, a pitcher/center fielder, went 7-1 with one save and a 4.12 earned run average. Offensively, she contributed a .392 batting average and a .439 on base percentage while collecting 38 hits and scoring 35 runs.
Fagan produced a .392 batting average, a .486 on base percentage and an .809 slugging percentage. She finished the campaign with 76 total bases, nine home runs, 10 doubles, 46 RBI and 38 runs scored.
Coleman put together a .420/.515/.714 line with five home runs, three triples, five doubles and 33 RBI while scoring a team-high 46 runs.