A look back at some of the top individual performances during the second week (February 25 to March 2) of the 2019 prep softball and baseball season in the Southwest Daily News coverage area.
Lauren Bruno, Vinton, Sr., P
In her first time in the circle this season, Bruno pitched a complete game in a 19-5 win over Lacassine on February 25th. She held the Cardinals to five unearned runs on four hits and contributed at the plate, going 1 for 4 with three runs, two RBIs and a triple.
Gabby Benoit, Vinton, Fr., 2B
Vinton got only one game in last week because of rain, but Benoit made the most of it going 2 for 4 with a two runs, 3 RBIs and a triple to lead Vinton to a 19-5 win over Lacassine. In the bottom of the third inning, Benoit broke up a 4-4 tie with a three-run triple.
Kimber Hamilton, SHHS, Sr., C
Hamilton helped lead Sam Houston to its second undefeated week, going 7 for 14 with two doubles, a triple, one home run, six runs and nine RBIs. Against Catholic-Pointe Coupee on Saturday at the Acadiana tournament, she drove in five runs while going 3 for 3, two extra base hits, plus four runs scored.
Jenny Griggers, SHHS, Sr., P
Despite only having to pitch more than four innings once, Griggers went 4-0 last week. She allowed one earned run in 16 2/3 innings with 21 strikeouts and seven walks. She was at her best in a 5-2 win over St. Thomas More Friday when she struck out nine in seven innings of a 5-2 win.
Jordan Lafosse, SHHS, Sr., SS
Lafosse was on fire last week, batting .571 with three double, nine runs and six RBIs. In a 17-0 thrashing of Catholic-Pointe Coupee, Lafosse went 2 for 3 with a pair of doubles while scoring four runs and driving in two.
Drew Heinen, Vinton, Jr., P/IF
Heinen got the win in the Lions first win of the season, a 11-4 victory over Pine Prairie on Saturday. He held Pine Prairie to four runs, two earned, on four hits in 4 1/3 innings with seven strikeouts and three walks. He also contributed on offense with three RBIs.
Blaine Manucy, Vinton, Sr., P
After a rough outing in his first trip to the mound, Manucy rebounded with a complete game win on Saturday to beat Oak Hill 4-2. He struck out seven and walked four while allowing two earned runs on two hits.
Evan Goss, Westlake, Sr., P
Goss had an excellent start on the mound on Friday, but was hit with a no-decision in a 4-3 loss to Carencro. Goss held the Bears to one run on four hits in six innings while striking out six and walking two.
Josh Barrilleaux, Sulphur, Sr. C
The senior hit safely in four of Sulphur’s five games last week, batting .455 with 3 RBIs and two runs. He drove in the go-ahead runs with a two-run single in the second inning of a 6-5 win over Catholic-Baton Rouge on Thursday. On Saturday, Barrilleaux hit his first home run of the season.
Tripp Tyree, Sulphur, Jr. P
Tyree made two appearances on the mound last week and allowed two earned runs in 6 1/3 innings. In a 3-2 win over Kinder on February 25th, he pitched a scoreless inning of relief to earn his first save of the season. Thursday, he started on the mound and picked up a win after holding Catholic-Baton Rouge to two earned runs on four hits over 5 1/3 innings.
Cameron Meeks, SHHS, Sr., P/IF
The senior had a big week at the plate and on the mound. He batted .467 with three doubles, two triples, six runs and 3 RBIs. On the mound, he pitched a complete game shutout in a 3-0 win over Live Oak on Saturday while striking out five and walking three batters. He allowed just two hits.
Marcus Mott, SHHS, Jr., RP
More known for his role as the Broncos’ top reliever, Mott went 8 for 14 in five games last week with seven runs, six RBI and four stolen bases. He also picked up his first save of the season in a 5-2 win over Catholic-Baton Rouge on Saturday with 1 2/3 scoreless innings.
Will Thompson, SHHS, Sr., P
Thompson picked up his second win of the season on February 26th while nearly pitching a no-hitter in a 13-0 win over St. Louis Catholic. He allowed one hit while striking out five and walking one batter.