Chauvin two-time MVP; Wolves coach Gregoire recognized
“I’ve never had a losing season, and I’ve never had a kid flunk off my team. This (award), and getting the chance to coach in the (Louisiana High School Coaches Association) all-star games next weekend just about tops it all off. I’m speechless.” Anthony gregoire, Maurepas baseball coach
Family Christian Academy and Hackberry won the Class C state titles in baseball and softball, respectively, for the second straight year.
The fact the two powerhouses would dominate the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Class C all-state teams is no surprise.
Hackberry’s Sydney Broussard and Family Christian’s Ben Chauvin claimed the Outstanding Player awards.
Not all top honors were reserved for the top teams.
Maurepas’ Anthony Gregoire was named Coach of the Year for baseball, while Georgetown’s Cindy Maxwell was received Coach of the Year honors for softball on the teams selected by a panel of sportswriters.
Gregoire’s Livingston Parish-based Wolves (16-12) advanced to the semifinals before losing to District 6-C rival Family Christian.
“I told my kids the other day after we lost (in the semifinals) that I’ve been fortunate to do a lot of things,” Gregoire said. “I started the program at the school, and we’ve won a state title.
“I’ve never had a losing season, and I’ve never had a kid flunk off my team. This (award), and getting the chance to coach in the (Louisiana High School Coaches Association) all-star games next weekend just about tops it all off. I’m speechless.”
Gregoire, a 1985 Maurepas graduate, started the school’s baseball program in 1990 and coached the Wolves to a Class C title in 1991.
Through the years, Maurepas has been a playoff regular in Class B and C.
Maurepas’ Jace Berthelot (10-2, 3.78 ERA) and Chaz Scivicque (.402, 28 RBIs) also made the baseball squad along with five Family Christian players. Chauvin, a senior, garnered the Outstanding Player award for the second straight season after recording a 10-2 record on the mound and a .494 batting average.
“It’s always nice to win an award like this,” said Chauvin, an LSU-Eunice signee. “But without my team, it wouldn’t have been possible.
"I take pride in this, but it’s something I share with my team.”
Chauvin is joined on the team by senior pitcher M.J. Frazier (10-0), senior leadoff hitter Tyler Randall (.481), senior hitter Richard Hopkins (.360, 32 RBIs) and sophomore Mason Diaz (.480).
Maxwell coached Georgetown to the softball title game, with Hackberry taking a 2-1 victory.
Broussard, a sophomore, batted .368 with 32 runs scored and seven triples this year. Hackberry senior Sami Little, who earned Outstanding Honors in 2012, joins Broussard on the team, along with junior teammates, Jolie Trahan and Mattie Stine.
Little batted .423 with 25 RBIs, Trahan went 16-2 on the mound, while Stine batted .446.
Three Georgetown players earned all-state honors: senior Savanah Lincecum (.415) and juniors Tanner Maxwell (15-7) and Felicity Traylor (.427).
Two Baton Rouge area players made the squad. Family Christian senior Megan Smith, the 6-C MVP, made the squad along with Maurepas freshman Lacy Loupe.
Smith hit .630 with seven home runs and 31 RBIs. Loupe had a .469 batting average with 10 doubles and 38 RBIs.