Lady Eagles' Theriot, Brown chosen Class 1A All-State

PETER SILAS PASQUA ppasqua@postsouth.com
Left, St. John's Kamryn Theriot bats against Sacred Heart of Ville Platte earlier in the season. Right, St. John's Jessie Brown watches a home run leave the yard against White Castle earlier in the season. Theriot was recently selected to the Class 1A All-State team. 
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Class 1A state champion Catholic of Pointe Coupee placed three players on the Louisiana Sports Writers Association All-State team released recently.

St. John's Kamryn Theriot and Jessie Brown, both first-team District 9-1A selections were chosen honorable mention.

Westminster Christian's Jay Artell was selected Coach of the Year and Archbishop Hannan senior Kimberly Nilsson (.494 avg., 38 RBIs) was chosen Outstanding Player.

Freshmen second baseman Katelynn Bellelo and outfielder Jordyn David and eighth grade pitcher Ryann Bizette represented the state champions on the team.

Other pitchers on the softball squad were Cedar Creek junior Caley Pyles, Hannan senior Maddi Shelton and Central Catholic of Morgan City sophomore Megan Landry. Oberlin senior Haley Reeves, freshman Laryn Grant of Montgomery, Central Catholic junior Kimberly Russo, Merryville senior Morgan Verette, senior Sydney Finch of Hannan, Cedar Creek senior Maggie Davidson, Mangham junior Meagan Duchesne, Houma Christian senior Lindsay Crowdus, Ascension Catholic senior Nancy Guillot, and St. Martin's senior Mychal Truxillo complete the softball squad.

St. John won the District 9-1A title undefeated and advanced to the LHSAA Top 56 State Softball Tournament for the fourth consecutive season. The Lady Eagles were 10-0 in district play and finished 23-11 overall after falling to Westminster in the quarterfinals after defeating Christian Life and Sacred Heart of Ville Platte to open the postseason.

Theriot, the 9-1A MVP and a Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College signee, posted a 15-5 record this season with a 1.96 ERA over 107 innings while striking out 103 and walking 46. The leadoff hitter also batted .576 with 44 RBIs, 19 doubles, three triples and four home runs.

Centerfielder Brown batted .402 with 47 RBIs, 36 runs, nine doubles, one triple, nine home runs and eight stolen bases.