Baton Rouge All-Metro Baseball: Class 5A-4A

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Catholic's Jordan Romero runs the championship trophy past fans after their 3-2 win over Zachary Sunday, May 12, 2013, during the Class 5A championship at Tulane's Turchin Stadium.
Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Catholic's Jordan Romero runs the championship trophy past fans after their 3-2 win over Zachary Sunday, May 12, 2013, during the Class 5A championship at Tulane's Turchin Stadium.

Outstanding Player

JORDAN ROMERO

Catholic

Helped power the 21st-seeded Bears to the Class 5A state title with his defensive play and by hitting .439 with 15 doubles, seven home runs and 42 RBIs.

Coach of the Year

BRAD BASS

Catholic

Coached the Bears, a No. 21 seed, to their second Class 5A state title in four years along with a 25-13 record that included five playoff victories.

EVAN TIDWELL

Zachary

Pitcher

Key contributor to the Broncos’ Class 5A runner-up finish was 10-2 with a 1.23 ERA.

COLE STAPLER

Dutchtown

Pitcher

Led the Griffins to a 13-1 record in District 5-5A with a 6-1 record and a 1.74 ERA.

ROSS MASSEY

Catholic

Pitcher

Finished 8-1 for the Bears with a 1.80 ERA and posted three playoff victories.

CHANTZ LANDRY

Denham Springs

Pitcher

Paced the Yellow Jackets with a 7-2 record with one save and a 2.90 ERA.

KYLE VINCE

Zachary

Infielder

Batted .393 and led the Class 5A runner-up Broncos in RBIs with 30.

AUSTIN EDENS

St. Michael

Infielder

Led the 4A Warriors with a .457 batting average, eight home runs and 38 RBIs.

ROBBIE PODORSKY

Dutchtown

Infielder

Compiled a .414 batting average for the 5A Griffins along with 23 stolen bases.

NICK COOMES

Catholic

Infielder

Posted a .354 average with 12 doubles, 18 RBIs and a .966 fielding percentage.

STEPHEN BABIN

Zachary

Outfielder

Had the top average of .423 for the 5A Broncos with 12 doubles and 23 RBIs.

JULIUS MARACALIN

Plaquemine

Outfielder

Led 4A PHS with a .500 average that included 15 stolen bases and 27 RBIs.

CARL GUIDRY

Denham Springs

Outfielder

Top hitter for 5A Jackets batted .446 with 43 runs and 26 RBIs.

JACOB MORALES

St. Amant

Outfielder

Helped lead the 5A Gators with a .436 battingaverage, 14 doubles and 36 RBIs.

BENTON LIEUX

Denham Springs

Designated hitter

Finished with a .321 average, including seven doubles with 17 RBIs.

RODRICK STEWART

Scotlandville

Utility

Batted .512 with 17 doubles, three home runs and 24 RBIs for the Hornets.

AUSTIN BAIN

Dutchtown

Utility

Posted a .420 batting average for the Griffins with 12 doubles and 36 RBIs.

BRYCE DUGAS

Denham Springs

Utility

Tallied a .407 batting average to go with 34 runs and 26 RBIs.

COLE BENOIT

St. Amant

Utility

Finished with a .380 average, 13 doubles, two home runs and a team-best 38 RBIs.

J.T. MAULDIN

St. Michael

Utility

Put together a .371 average for the 4A Warriors with five home runs and 40 RBIs.

Honorable mention

Oni Robertson,Broadmoor; James Smith,St. Michael; Kaleb Clarke,Denham Springs; Brennan Grant,St. Amant; Mason Gautreaux,Central; Brett Courville,Central; Christopher Reid,St. Michael; Josh Smith,Catholic; Andrew Fournet,Catholic; Travis Stevens,Central.

Team selected by area coaches