Calvary Baptist infielder DJ Lynch was named the Outstanding Player on the Louisiana Sports Writers Class 2A Softball Team after helping lead her Lady Cavaliers to a second straight state championship.
Lynch hammered out 19 home runs, carried a .529 batting average, drove in 45 runs and scored 61 runs. The Lady Cavaliers finished the season 26-9 while capturing the Select Division III state title.
She was joined on the team by three teammates, including freshman pitcher Kynzee Anderson who struck out 324 in 191 1/3 innings and a recorded a 22-9 record in the circle. Junior infielder Ramsey Walker hit 21 home runs and batted .500 on the season. Senior Tavia Leadon hit .516 with 13 home runs and 53 RBIs was named as a utility player.
Here is the complete list of the 2023 Class 2A All-State team:
P Kynzee Anderson, Calvary Fr. 22-9
P Bailee Royer, Notre Dame Sr. 22-4
P Jaycie O’Connor, Vinton Jr. 21-11
P Malloy Miles, French Settlement 8th 15-9
C Hailey Henry, Houma Christian Jr. .424
IF Jadyn Yesso, Houma Christian Jr. .529
IF DJ Lynch, Calvary Jr. .528
IF Emily DeSelle, Menard Jr. .487
IF Ramsey Walker, Calvary Jr. .500
OF Sara Kate Booker, Many Jr. .531
OF Keleigh Spell, Notre Dame Jr. .557
OF Shelby Deason, Rosepine Sr. .490
UTL Lexie Melin, Loreauville So. .548
UTL Brooke Dupuy, French Settlement Sr. .421
UTL Tavia Leadon, Calvary Sr. .516
UTL Ashley Johnson, Oak Grove Jr. .417
UTL Mia Ganote, St. Charles Jr. .446
Outstanding Player – DJ Lynch, Calvary
Coach of the Year – Garrett Coppels, Vinton
Honorable mention: Kaylee Methvin, Menard; Sam Daniels, Port Barre; Briley Lovell, Houma Christian; Gabby Lafferty, DeQuincy; Jenna Marler, Rosepine; Adah Doucet. DeQuincy; Ashley Johnson, Oak Grove; Jolie Gray, Vinton; Madison Nelson Winnfield; Callie Maitre. Notre Dame; Adrienn Arnett, St. Charles; Kayla Bendic, Pope John Paul II; Baileigh Kellogg, DeQuincy; Macey Freed, Notre Dame; Sawyer Shelton, Menard; Karlie Glascock, Oak Grove; Aubrey Thomas, Houma Christian; Kamryn Leone, Many; Gabby Boudreaux, Notre Dame; Brooke Karpinski, French Settlement; Claire McIlwain, Dunham; Barbra Ann White, Rosepine; Laynie Jones, D’Arbonne Woods; Joley Bennett, D’Arbonne Woods; Destiny Pierce, Houma Christian; Olivia Roan, D’Arbonne Woods.