First, it was the regular season, and then it was the postseason.
The 2013 season for Louisiana High School Athletic Association softball players concludes this weekend with the Louisiana High School Coaches Association All-Star games at Louisiana College in Pineville.
Players for the East and West squads report between 10 and 11 a.m. Friday for the two-day event.
Both teams are scheduled to practice in the afternoon before taking the field for the first of two games at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The second game is set for 1 p.m. Saturday.
Coach Jerry Godfrey, of John Curtis, has an East squad packed with Baton Rouge-area players. The list includes False River Academy’s Kendall LeBlanc, Central’s Katie Flowers, Dutchtown’s Aleah Craighton, Family Christian’s Megan Smith, East Ascension’s Bailey Landry, Live Oak’s Sarah Sepeda and Brooke Morris, Lutcher’s Kassidy Zeringue and St. Amant’s Kasey Nielson. Riverside Academy’s Destin Vicknair is the lone New Orleans-area player on the East team.
The West squad of Sam Houston’s Beth Domingue features Sam Houston star Baylee Corbello, the 2012 Miss Softball award winner and an LSU signee.
Three New Orleans/bayou players are part of the West squad: Belle Chasse’s Jaclyn Jones and the Vandebilt Catholic duo of Kristen Kurtz and MaKelle Pena.
Last season, the West won the first game 10-3, while the second game ended in a 2-2 tie. Former Denham Springs standout Natalie Landry, who is set to play for Northwestern State in this weekend’s NCAA regional at LSU’s Tiger Park, was named the Outstanding Player for the East. Ex-Barbe player Taylor Goree was the West squad’s top player.