Six local athletes named to Class 1A all-state teams
Published 5:27 am Sunday, June 12, 2022
By Daniel Green | BWS Sports
Beauregard Parish rivals East Beauregard and Merryville have a very storied history, not only against each other, but on the state level.
This season, the baseball and softball teams at each school had solid seasons, with the East Beauregard Lady Trojans reaching the Class 1A state semifinals, where they fell to LaSalle.
And even though these Beauregard Parish rivals didn’t win championship gold this season, they were recognized on the state level as six athletes – three from Merryville and three from EBHS – were selected to the Class 1A all-state baseball and softball teams, as chosen by a panel of the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.
Merryville graduate Riley Dyson was the lone Beauregard Parish athlete named first-team all-state as she guided the Lady Panthers to an appearance in the state quarterfinals, where they were upset by East Beauregard. Dyson finished the season with a record of 17-7 in the circle.
Two of Dyson’s teammates at Merryville – Harleigh Ferguson and Brylee Lanier – were named honorable mention all-state.
For East Beauregard, pitcher Camryn Reeves was an honorable mention all-stater on the softball squad, while Brody Campbell and Caleb Johnson were each honorable mention selections on the Class 1A baseball team.
Calvary’s Ramsey Walker and St. Frederick’s Thomas Marsala were named the Most Outstanding Players on the respective teams Walker batted .553 in leading the Lady Cavaliers to a state title in Division IV, while Marsala batted .491 in leading his squad to the state semifinals.
Montgomery’s Paige Grayson was chosen as the softball Coach of the Year, while Calvary’s Jason Legg brought home the same honora for baseball.