BASEBALL

Green Devils' Maracalin selected Class 4A All-State honorable mention

PETER SILAS PASQUA ppasqua@postsouth.com
Plaquemine's Julius Maracalin bats against St. Michael earlier in the season. Maracalin was recently selected to the Class 4A All-State team.  
POST SOUTH PHOTO/Peter Silas Pasqua

Class 4A state champion Lutcher swept top honors when the Louisiana Sports Writers Association All-State team was released recently.

Plaquemine's Julius Maracalin, a first-team District 6-4A selection, was chosen honorable mention.

Lutcher senior Jared Poche, an LSU signee, took Outstanding Player honors finishing the season a perfect 11-0 with a 0.80 ERA, while striking out 129 batters in 75 innings. He also hit .429 with seven home runs, 12 doubles and 40 RBIs.

Davey Clement was named the baseball Coach of the Year after leading the Bulldogs to a 29-4 record and its first baseball state championship since 1975, Seniors Zachary ZImmer (.430) and Corey Merrill (.389) joined Poche on the first team.

The remaining All-State first team consists of pitchers J.P. France of Shaw (6-1, 1.37 ERA), Teurlings Catholic's Hunter Trahan (9-3, 2.11 ERA), St. Thomas More's Wyatt Marks (9-2, 2.72 ERA), catcher Andrew Cole (.438 avg, 4 HRs, 14 RBIs) of Benton, first baseman Grant Godeaux (.370 avg, 4 HRs, 25 RBIs) of Cecilia, second baseman J.J. Faciane (.385 avg, 3 HRs, 31 RBIs) of DeRidder, third baseman Matt Bergeron (.380 avg, 5 HRs, 41 RBIs) of Vandebilt Catholic, shortstop Dylan Parker of Belle Chasse (.468, 8 HR, 38 RBIs), Holy Cross outfielders Brandon Herrera (.459 avg, 4 HRs, 46 RBIs) and Ryan Taylor (.409 avg, 20 RBIs)and utility players Dylan Roy (.452 avg, 38 RBIs) of Tioga, Kennon Menard (.474 avg, 3 HRs, 32 RBIs) of Teurlings Catholic, Jordan Shaffer (6-1, 1.18 ERA) of Benton and Chase Vallot (.365 avg, 12 HRs, 32 RBIs) of St. Thomas More.

Plaquemine advanced to the postseason for the third straight year and placed third in District 6-4A standings under coach Scott Allen. The Green Devils were 3-5 in district play and finished 14-10 overall after falling to St. Michael the Archangel in the first round.

Maracalin batted .500 with 27 RBIs, 18 runs, 10 doubles, four home runs and 15 stolen bases.