Calvary’s Lynch wins Outstanding Player on LSWA 2A softball All-State team 

 TERRIFIC TANDEM: Calvary pitcher Kynzee Anderson and third baseman Tavia Leadon were named to the LSWA 2A All-State softball team. (Photo by JOHN PENROD, Journal Sports)


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.