Central navigated the District 4-5A season unscathed, while Live Oak managed to create some late-season momentum in league play. As a result of their strong district performances, the Lady Wildcats and Eagles claimed the largest share of the spots on the 2018 All-District 4-5A team.

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Emily Danehower

Central starter Emily Danehower pushes off the rubber in the circle to throw a pitch.

Buoyed by Co-District MVPs Emily Danehower and Raegan Willis, Central placed five players on the first team, while Live Oak landed six – anchored by repeat picks Lindsey Rizzo, Breanna Corkern and Brett Leiva.

Michelle Efferson, who steered the Lady Wildcats to an 8-0 league mark, is the Coach of the Year.

Denham Springs High and Walker landed three spots each and Zachary had two.

The other Eagle players on the first team are senior Aubrey Rabalais and freshmen Emma Hunt and Katie Vandermark also landed first-team spots.

Denham wound up third in the district. Yellow Jacket sophomore Paige Luquette was tabbed a first-team selection on the infield, while juniors Rayne Minor – another repeat first-teamer – and Natalie Parker garnered spots in the outfield and utility, respectively.

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Michelle Efferson

Central coach Michelle Efferson

Walker started off district play with wins over DSHS and Zachary but a six-game losing streak to end the season derailed the Lady Cats. Despite a 10-20 finish, senior Kassy Guidry grabbed a first-team nod on the infield, along with teammate Laynie Jones. Outfielder Savanah Stafford was tabbed a first-team outfielder.

Pitcher Ashley Lopez and outfielder Carsyn Martel represent Zachary on the first team.

All-District 4-5A

FIRST TEAM

P Emily Danehower, Central | SR

P Lindsey Rizzo, Live Oak | SR

P Ashley Lopez, Zachary | SR

C Brett Leiva, Live Oak | JR

C Raegan Willis, Central | SR

IF Breanna Corkern, Live Oak | SR

IF Aubrey Rabalais, Live Oak | SR

IF Laynie Jones, Walker | JR

IF Kassy Guidry, Walker | SR

IF Kamrynn Jordan, Central | SR              

IF Bailie Johnson, Central | SR

IF Paige Luquette, DSHS | SO

OF Kylie Chauvin, Central | SO

OF Carsyn Martel, Zachary | JR

OF Savanah Stafford, Walker | SO

OF Rayne Minor, DSHS | JR

OF Emma Hunt, Live Oak | FR

UT Natalie Parker, DSHS | JR

UT Katie Vandermark, Live Oak | FR

Co-MVPs

Emily Danehower, Central

Raegan Willis, Central

Coach of the Year

Michelle Efferson, Central

SECOND TEAM

P Layne Miley, DSHS | SR

P Haleigh Pourciau, Walker | FR

C Alayna Adams, Walker | SR 

C Karlie Galloway, DSHS | SR

IF Brennan Jones, Walker | SO

IF Bobbie Amond, Central | SO

IF Alyssa Brashier, Zachary | SO

IF Madi Sunde, Live Oak | SR

IF Carley Fudge, Zachary | FR

OF Kaijah Nelson, Zachary | SR

OF Meagan White, Walker | JR

OF Maci Werchan, Central | JR

OF Ali Pourciau, Central | JR

HONORABLE MENTION

Central – Krystal Stubbs (SR)

DSHS – Zoie Sedberry (SR), Colin Macias (FR), Kaitlyn Friedman (SR), Melody Lienemann (SR), Madison Wolverton (JR)

Walker – Kailey Chachere (SR)

Zachary – Bailee Bowlin (SR), Bailee Avants (FR)