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Baseball/Softball Award Winners

Released: 04/30/2008

Freshman Jordan Marks, sophomore Megan Rowe and junior Sloane Laiche have earned Most Valuable Player honors from the LSU at Alexandria baseball and softball teams. Individual and team awards were presented at the first athletic awards banquet for the Generals and Lady Generals.

Marks, a second baseman from Menard High School, batted .313 with 32 RBI, a team-leading seven home runs, and nine stolen bases.

Rowe, a sophomore from Jonesboro High School who won nine games with a 1.72 ERA, and Laiche, a junior leftfielder and shortstop from St. Amant High School, shared the MVP award in softball.

Other individual award winners from the baseball team were Wes Hotard, Best Offensive Player; Kaygan Jones, Best Defensive Player; Eli George, Best Pitcher; and Clint Harry, Coaches’ Award. Hotard, a junior first baseman, hit .403 with 56 hits in 45 games, led the Generals in walks, and fashioned a .508 on-base percentage. Jones, a sophomore from Sacred Heart of Ville Platte, anchored the infield at shortstop. George twirled eight complete games in 11 starts with a 4.57 ERA and a team-leading five victories. Harry, a freshman from Leesville High School, played three positions and batted .288.

Amy Leonard, a sophomore first baseman from Marrero, won Best Offensive Player for the softball team. Catcher Erin Brossett captured Best Defensive Player honors, and Toni Willis, a freshman outfielder from Bolton High School, earned the Coaches’ Award.

Alyssa Smith, a freshman pitcher from DeRidder who won seven games, was presented the individual NAIA Champions of Character Award, and the baseball program took the same award in the team category.

Twelve players – Trey Broussard, Logan Crow, Christopher Simmons, Cody Laprarie, Casey Henagan, Casey Charlie, Katherine Parrott, Adam Tucker, Hotard, Harry, Leonard and Willis – garnered GPA Awards for a minimum 3.0 grade point average.

The Louisiana National Guard was recognized at the banquet for site preparation of the new on-campus playing fields that will be used next season, and project engineer Tom David presented an update.