Pair of Bogalusa players are 1st-team all-district in 7-3A

Published 12:17 am Saturday, June 2, 2018

Two Bogalusa Lumberjacks are first-team all-district players in the 7-3A league this season.
Outfielders Charles Allen and Chas Smith are on the top team.
This season, Smith hit .350 overall and .363 in district play. Smith recorded five doubles for the season.
Allen hit .297 this season and he posted a pair of doubles.
Two more Lumberjacks are second-team players.
Jay Baham and Marlon Myles are on the second team.
Baham batted .560 for the season and .380 in district. Baham posted five doubles.
Myles posted a .282 batting average and was a .333 hitter in district play. Myles hit two homers and posted three doubles.
Bogalusa’s honorable mention all-district players are Kameron Bickham and Joemon Roberts.
Bickham hit .326 with two doubles.
Roberts tallied two doubles this year.
Loranger pitcher/infielder Jonathan Matherne was the league’s Most Valuable Player this season.
He is joined on the first team by teammates pitcher David Smith, infielder Cole Harper, catcher Jacob Messina and outfielders Luke Colona and Bryson Faust.
Harper is also a second-team pitcher.
This season, Loranger made it the regional round of the playoffs as the No. 14 seed, but lost a best-of-three series to third-seeded and state runner-up Iota, two games to one.
Albany’s first-team players are pitcher Donovan Giamalva, infielder Acey Martin and designated hitter Brock Bankston.
Albany reached the playoffs as the 26th-seeded team, but lost in the bi-district round of the postseason to seventh-seeded and regional round team Jena, 10-3.
A quintet of Archbishop Hannan players are first-teamers. They are pitchers Jordan Holcombe and Timmy Ruffino, infielders Nick Lucido and Austin Knower and outfielder Jacob Gaude.
Hannan made the Division II postseason as the No. 10 seed, but lost to sixth-seeded and St. Charles two games to one in a best-of-three. St. Charles made it to the next round before falling to third-seeded Teurlings Catholic two games to one in a best-of-three.
Jewel Sumner had one player made it on the first team in utility player Javunte Anderson. Anderson is also a second-team pitcher.
Switching to the second team, besides Anderson and Harper, the pitchers are Albany teammates Reid Rayborn and Micah Cleveland, Archbishop Hannan’s Jake Kopecky.
The infielders besides Baham are Albany teammates Ethan Nelson and Stephen Kuhn, Jewel Sumner teammates Tristin King and Skylar Tabor and Loranger’s Tanner Beyl.
Albany’s Joey Smith is the catcher.
The outfielders besides Miles are Albany’s Slade Bankston, Jewel Sumner’s Nick Linn, Archbishop Hannan’s Brandon Kline and Loranger teammates Breyer Zahn and Will Brasher.
Archbishop Hannan’s Izzy Carrera and the utility player is Jewel Sumner’s Jake Fontenot.