FHS’s Verret makes 1st team all-district

Published 3:42 am Saturday, July 6, 2019

Franklinton’s Wyatt Verret is a first-team all-district player in 8-4A for the 2019 season.

Verret, who made the team as a utility player, hit .357 in district with three RBIs, three walks and two runs scored. One of his most impressive stats this season is that he did not strike out during the district year.

Four more Demons are second-team all-district players in Jordan McKenzie, Nate Bracey, Richard Berry and Garrett Maxwell.

McKenzie batted .304 with five RBIs, three walks and five runs scored in district play. Like Verret, he did a good job of making contact, as he struck out just once during the district year.

Bracey was a .241 hitter. He drove in nine runs and scored a run.

Berry hit .250 with an RBI and a run scored.
Maxwell recorded a 1.84 ERA with 13 strikeouts in 19 innings.

This season, Franklinton reached the regional round of the playoffs as the No. 22 seed, but lost to sixth-seeded and quarterfinalist Pearl River, 3-1 and 6-0, in a best-of-three series.

Lakeshore pitcher Chris Olivier is the league’s Most Valuable and Lakeshore coach Steve Ceravolo is the district’s Coach of the Year.

Lakeshore was the second-seeded team in the playoffs, but lost to third-seeded and state runner up Breaux Bridge, 8-3, in the semifinals.

Besides Olivier, the rest of the first-team all-district pitchers are Lakeshore’s Hunter Dean, Pearl River’s Caleb Dreux and Salmen’s Deionte Norris.

The catchers are Pearl River’s Mark Johnson and Lakeshore’s J.T. Singletary.

Pearl River’s Dylan Kavanaugh, Salmen’s Joey Smith and Lakeshore teammates Christian Westcott and Devin Weilbacher are the infielders.

The outfielders are Salmen’s Jordan Rushing and Lakeshore teammates Jared Hymel and Jacob Bernard.

Besides Verret, the rest of the utility players are Pearl River teammates Matthew Charbonnet and Austin Stodard, Salmen’s Andre Beaudoin and Lakeshore’s Norris McClure.

Pearl River was a quarterfinalist before being defeated by Breaux Bridge 7-2 and 9-8 after winning the first game, 5-3, in a best-of-three series.

Salmen was the ninth-seeded team and reached the quarterfinals before being defeated by top-seeded and state champion Tioga, 4-1 and 16-3, in a best-of-three series.