Pair of locals are all state

Published 12:32 pm Friday, June 24, 2022

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Pine’s Chase Cooper and Franklinton’s Micah Wascom have been named all-state players by the Louisiana Baseball Coaches Association.

This is both players’ first time with this honor.

Cooper, who graduated from Pine in May, made the Class 2A team at utility.

This season, Cooper posted an 8-1 record with a 1.67 earned run average. Cooper tallied 114 strikeouts and just 16 walks in 58-2/3 innings.

At the plate, Cooper hit .463 with 15 doubles, four triples, 29 runs scored and 26 runs batted in. Cooper reached base at a .591 clip. He struck out just three times this season.

Cooper was the District 9-2A Most Valuable Player for the second time.

Cooper was also named an all region player by the LBCA.

Wascom, who was a sophomore this year, made the Class 4A team at pitcher.

This season, Wascom posted an 8-1 record this season with a 1.11 ERA. Wascom posted 94 strikeouts and just 23 walks over 57 innings. Wascom had a 0.84 WHIP (walks plus hits divided by innings pitched) and kept opponents to a .125 average against him.

Wascom was the District 9-4A co-MVP with Lakeshore’s Eli Lirette, who made the team at outfielder.