Sophomore pitcher/infielder Maddie Robinson and senior middle infielder Linsey Hargis represented the Natchitoches Central High School softball team on the Louisiana Sports Writers’ Association’s Class 5A All-State Team announced today.
Both were honorable mention selections in voting by regional media members from around the state.
Robinson was the co-District Most Valuable Player, sharing that honor with Airline star pitcher Raelin Chaffin, an LSU signee who led the Lady Vikings to the state finals. Chaffin (17-1 in the pitching circle) made first-team All-State.
Robinson had a 17-5 record for the Lady Chiefs, striking out 184 in 143.2 innings and posting a 2.10 ERA. She was 6-0 in district games. She also played some shortstop, and at the plate was a .389 hitter with a .489 on-base percentage and a hefty .740 slugging percentage, clubbing 11 home runs.
Hargis, a University of Memphis signee as a middle infielder, was hampered by injury but posted a .470 batting average with a .518 on base rate and a team-best .820 slugging percentage. Hargis homered five times.
Natchitoches Central posted one of the best seasons in the program’s history.
The Lady Chiefs finished 23-9 with a trip to the state quarterfinals, marking only the third season ever that the NCHS softball team advanced so far.
LSWA CLASS 5A ALL-STATE SOFTBALL
Pos Player Cl stats
P Maddie Nichols West Monroe Jr. 27-3
P Raelin Chaffin Airline Sr. 17-1
P Halie Pappion Barbe Jr. 23-2
P Lainee Bailey Walker Jr. 21-2
C Paris Endris Airline Jr. .517
IF Maddie Hayden West Monroe Sr. .519
IF Brooklynn Brockhaus Haughton .538
IF Kathryn Smith Hahnville Sr. .488
IF Brylie Fontenot Sam Houston So. .456
OF Nyjah Fontenot Barbe Jr. .535
OF Sierra Sacco John Curtis Sr. .589
OF Madelyn Giglio Mt. Carmel Sr. .618
UT Mady Manning West Monroe So. .539
UT Bailey Henderson Pineville So. .55
UT Tyler Oubre Destrehan Sr. 18-4
UT Addison Jackson St. Amant So. .476
UT Lexi Dibbley Sam Houston So. 20-5
OUTSTANDING PLAYER: HALIE PAPPION, BARBE
COACH OF THE YEAR: JERRY GODFREY, JOHN CURTIS
HONORABLE MENTION: Elena Heng, Airline; Ava DeFee, Benton; Emily Watts, Captain Shreve; Allison Watson, Airline; Marissa Schoth, Benton; Alana Mark, Barbe; Bailey Chaisson, Sulphur; Avery Freer, West Ouachita; Abbi Wallace, West Ouachita; Addi Eckert, West Ouachita; Landrie Crockett, West Ouachita; Linsey Hargis, Natchitoches Central; Lauren Cooper, Pineville; Bevan Hartnett, Pineville; Marley Carruth, Alexandria; Erin Stallings, Alexandria; Janci Aube, Acadiana; Cailyn Heyl, Central; Alix Franklin, St. Amant; Haleigh Pourciau, Walker; Keira Evans, H.L. Bourgeois; Kyla Porche, Thibodaux; Erin DeGruise, Central Lafourche; Magen Caro, Central Lafourche; Heather Triche, H.L. Bourgeois; Laila Anderson, Terrebonne; Kelly Authement, H.L. Bourgeois; Ciera Arceneaux, Terrebonne; Sadie Wells, Ponchatoula; Kate Bruce, Hahnville; Emily Collins, Pineville; Maddie Robinson, Natchitoches Central; Riley Myers, Southwood; Elise Simon, Domincan; Kai Goodman, John Curtis; Kamryn Eaton, West Monroe; Gracee Reeves, Dominican; Jacke Melancon, John Curtis; Madison Trujillo, Haughton; Jina Baffuto, Airline; Sophie Livers, Benton; Mykail Lusco, Domincan; Kate Kempton, John Curtis; Kylie Burks, Ponchatoula; Makenna Cortez, Hahnville; Rikki Adams, Chalmette; Megan Faustermann, Mt. Carmel; Julia Kramer, St. Amant; Paris Johnson, Alexandria; Dayzja Williams, Alexandria; Addison Martin, Captain Shreve; Chloe Larry, Parkway; Kiley Dehart, Barbe; Erin Ardoin, Sam Houston; Kyla Porche, Thibodaux; Kiera Evans, H.L. Bourgeois; Bailey Neathery, West Ouachita; Mikayla Williams, Parkway.