Both Claiborne Christian junior Anna Cate Miller and Fairview senior Landon Strother had outstanding seasons on the mound/circle and at the plate, respectively, for their respective softball teams.
Following the voting of a panel of judges from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association, the two athletes have earned starting positions on the all-state baseball and softball teams for Class C.
Miller has been selected as the Most Valuable Player for the softball team. She led Claiborne Christian to the Division V select state title in Sulphur and finished with a record of 18-3 in the circle throughout the tournament. Miller also had a batting average of.510, in addition to seven home runs and forty RBIs.
The Most Valuable Player award for baseball goes to Strother. He led Fairview to the Division V select quarterfinals, where they were ultimately eliminated by Pitkin, who went on to win the state championship. Strother made a swing.405 with 21 runs batted in and 21 runs scored while also compiling a pitching record of 6-3 with an ERA of 0.438. He got 61 strikeouts in 48 innings.
Chris Winstead, a first-year coach at Claiborne Christian, and Cody Moroni, a coach at Family Community, were recognized as the Class C Coaches of the Year, respectively.
Claiborne was led to victory by Miller and fellow all-staters Allie and Lily Wainwright under the direction of Winstead, who led Claiborne to yet another state title. Moroni was the driving force behind Family Community making it all the way to the Division V select state championship game for the very first time.
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