HHS, DHS well represented on All-District baseball squad

All-District 7-5A Baseball 2016Austin Perrin, Hahnville junior, Pitcher of the Year.

Perrin went 8-2 on the mound this season, hurling for 70 innings this season and registering 89 strikeouts. He finished with a 1.19 ERA and added a save for the Tigers. Offensively, he drove in 24 runs and scored 20 and tied for the most extra-base hits on the team with nine.

Chris Mire, Destrehan, Coach of the Year

In Mire’s second season as Destrehan head coach, he led the Wildcats to a 24-10 overall record and a dramatic postseason victory over Denham Springs. Mire’s pitching staff was one of the best in the state this season and the Wildcats battled to the end, their season only ending after two close losses to perennial power Jesuit.

Dane Simon, Destrehan junior (MVP)

The MVP of District 7-5A and Destrehan’s leadoff hitter, Simon led the Wildcats in batting this season with a .440 average. He stole 19 bases and drove in 10 runs as he set the table for his team.

Mason Candies, Hahnville junior

Candies was a strong defensive catcher for the Tigers, finishing the season with an immaculate fielding percentage (.991, tops on the team among regular starters). He threw 10 baserunners out on attempted steals and picked off two others.

Brennan Cortez, Destrehan junior

Cortez was among the very best of a deep and talented Wildcats pitching staff. In 39 innings he went 5-2, struck out 44 batters and recorded a 2.87 ERA this season.

Braxton Dufrene, Hahnville senior

Dufrene hit .252 and got on-base at a .365 clip this season. He had 17 RBIs and 22 runs scored along with a home run.

Bryce Hargis, Hahnville senior

Hargis hit .255 for Hahnville (.395 on-base) with 22 RBIs, 20 runs scored and two home runs (nine extra base hits overall, tied for the team lead). On the mound, he struck out 40 batters in 55 innings of work and went 6-2.

Evan Keller, Destrehan junior

Destrehan will be happy to bring back Keller, who enjoyed a fine junior season. The Wildcats’ 3-hole hitter batted .326 to go with 10 steals and 24 RBIs this season.

Peyton Keller, Hahnville Sr.

Keller got on base at a .415 clip (second on the team) and tallied nine extra-base hits, tying for the team lead. He drove in 20 runs and scored 20 more for the Tigers.

Hunter LeBlanc, Hahnville sophomore

A catalyst atop the Tiger lineup LeBlanc hit .305 (.410 on-base) this season to go with 26 runs scored and 17 RBIs. He was a terror on the bases, stealing 22 bags successfully in 25 attempts.

Waylon LeBlanc, Hahnville junior

LeBlanc’s patience served him well at the plate, posting a .405 on-base percentage that helped him score a team-high 27 runs. He drove in 12 runs as well this season. He walked twice as many times as he struck out (26 to 13) this season.

Landon Marceaux, Destrehan sophomore

Marceaux committed to LSU before ever throwing a pitch in his sophomore season, and prep fans then saw exactly why the Tigers were after him this season. He finished the season with a 0.64 ERA, a perfect 6-0 record and 64 strikeouts against 18 walks in 55 innings.

Jared Montz, Destrehan senior

The Wildcats infielder broke out in his senior season, hitting .341, stealing 16 bases and driving in 15 runs. His extra-innings, walk-off RBI single lifted his team to a first round victory in the postseason.

Andrew Morrow, Destrehan senior

Morrow batted .299 this season and drove in 16 runs while logging standout defensive play as the Wildcats’ backstop this season.

Pat Phelan, Hahnville senior

A .287 hitter as a senior (.375 on-base percentage), Phelan drove in 23 runs, scored 17 and tallied six doubles for his team.


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