Lafayette Little League: PARK NEWS

2013 Junior All Star Team
Wednesday, October 2
LLL Junior All Stars Place 3rd at LLL Junior World Series!

Friday, July 26
Lafayette Little League Junior All Star Team wins State & Regionals - Heading to the Little League World Series!
Congratulations to the Lafayette Junior All Star Team for winning the Little League State & Regional All Star Tournaments.  They now head to Michigan for the Little League Junior World Series!

Back Row: Coach Kevin Delcambre, Ethan Hines, Miguel Reyes, Mike Guidry, Cain Castille, Coach Nick Fruge, Colin Thibodeaux and Coach Greg Guidry.


Front Row: Brandon Duhon, Nick Fruge, Matthew Delcambre, Max Jumonville, Emile Lege, Tyler Miller


Monday, July 1
LLL Minor All-Stars win District All-Star Tournament

Congratulations to the Lafayette Little League Minor All Stars for winning the District 1 All-Star Tournament!


Top L-R, Coaches, Ronnie Arceneaux, Chris Venetis, Mike Saunier

Middle Row L-R   Culley Holden, Alexander Saunier, Connor Venetis, Carter Domingue, Bryce Boullion, Noah Hebert

Bottom Row L-R  Tyler Bailey, Anthony Cobb, John Michael Lege, Carter Arceneaux, Joshua Membreno, Jack Bech, John Michael Broussard


Monday, July 1
LLL Pee Wee Team wins District All Star Tournament

Congratulations to the Lafayette Little League Pee Wee All-Stars for winning the District 1 All-Star Tournament!


Coaches L-R:  Steven Menard, Travis Abshire, Rodney Pellerin, Ross Woodring

Players L-R standing: Maddox Abshire, Nelson Elmore, Ethan Diaz-Deville, Jordy Perez, Ethan Cobb, Grayson Saunier, Peyton Woodring
Players L-R sitting: Johnathan Furka, Christian Anderson, Kory Pellerin, Dillon Dronet, Aiden Seaux, Jackson Lynd



Monday, June 24
Junior TOC Winner
Junior TOC Winners

Congratulations to Lafayette Little League's Junior team for winning the Tournament of Champions Title.  It was a hard fought victory against a very good North Vermilion team.  After winning the first game by a close 5 - 4 score, Lafayette was in a 5 run hole in game two.  Thanks to a great relief effort on the mound by Andrew McCord, Lafayette was able to chip back and tie the game without giving up any more runs.  With the bases loaded and the score tied at 5 with one out in the bottom of the fifth, Daniel Cobb blasted a Grand Slam to take a 9 - 5 lead.  With a brilliant 1 - 5 double play with one out in the top of the sixth, McCord made it stand for a 9 - 5 victory and the TOC Championship.



Back (L-R): Coach Joey Bellard, Beau Hughes, Daniel Cobb, Coach Doug Hughes, Trevor Wade, Andrew McCord, Brendan McCalister

Front (L-R) Asa Francois, Blake Bellard, Ryan Killeen, Garrett Dorsey, Alex Beck, Manager Blaine Beck  


Friday, June 7
Congrats to the 2013 Junior League Champions

Congratulations to the Giants, the 2013 Junior League Champions!

Back Row: Coach Kevin Delcambre, Ethan Hines, Blaize Davis, Colin Thibodeaux, Chris Bernard, Emile Lege’, Coach Dondi Hardin

Front Row: Tyler Michel, Matthew Delcambre, Asa Francios, Bo Hardin 


Missing From Picture: Jack O’Neil, Brandon Duhon, Brennen Leger, James Butcher, Shrey Mishra

Monday, July 30
Louisiana State Junior (13-14) All Star Tournament Champions!
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Congratulations to the Lafayette 13-14 All Star Team for winning the Louisiana State All Star Tournament.  They went undefeated, defeating Bossier City 13-3, then beating Mid City 10-7.  Next they defeated Avoyelles American 21- 8 before defeating them again in the Championship Game 15-3.  Great job and good luck in Regionals.  

Team & Coaches

Players From Picture Back Row: Coach Irvin Roberts, Coach Kevin Delcambre, Joseph Battaglia, Miguel Reyes, Max Menard, Michael Rowland, Reese Roberts, Coach Doug Hughes and Drew Hughes.

Front Row: Cain Castille, Nick Fruge, Ben Reynolds, Matthew Delcambre, Max Jumonville, Austin Primeaux and Michael Guidry.

Friday, July 27
2012 Minor 9-10 Louisiana State All-Star Tournament Champions!
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The Lafayette Little League Minor 9-10 All Star Team won the Louisiana State All Star Tournament. Lafayette won the first game in the state tournament 6-5 against Shreveport. Went on to win the Semi-final game against Mid-City 10-6 and then won the championship game

10-0 against Mid-City.  In the championship game Henry Shuffler threw a no-hitter to bring home the State Championship.


Front Row L to R - John Moody, Hunter Dugas, Michael Landry, Cameron Delhomme, Sammy LeBlanc, Brody Hollier, Parker Lafosse


Back Row L to R - Christopher Battaglia, Henry Shuffler, Dain Turner, Drake Duplechin, Brant Bergeron, Tyler LeBlanc, Reed Vincent


Coaches - Brad Bergeron, Shane Dugas, Johnny LeBlanc, Korey Turner


Tuesday, July 24
2012 Senior 15-16 Louisiana State All-Star Tournament Champions
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Lafayette Senior Allstars (15-16 yrs) defeated Mid-City LL in a best of three series (July 23) to take the coveted title of Senior League Louisiana State Champions. The Lafayette champions will represent Louisiana in the Senior League SW Regional Tournament in Seguin, Texas, Aug 3 – 7. Opponents will be Colorado, New Mexico, Texas East, Texas West, and the local host team. The winner advances to the Senior League World Series in Bangor, Maine, Aug 12 – 18.



L-R (front) Chris Hebert -coach, Devin McDuffie, Alex Simpson, Jack Plauche’, Cy Hebert, Nick White, Luke Garza, Rudy Garza-Manager

L-R (back) Roland Derouen-coach, Joe Laroussini, Dillon Whitsitt, Trey Derouen, Austin Whitsitt, Sam Reynolds, Drew Eisler

Tuesday, July 24
2012 Louisiana State Little League All Star 7-8 Machine Pitch Champions
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The Lafayette Little League 7-8 All Stars won the Louisiana State Machine Pitch All Star Tournament.  After losing their opening game to Avoyelles 9-7, Lafayette came back through the loser's bracket to win six games in a row to take the title.  Below are the scores from the six games: Lincoln W 11-5, South Lake Charles W 10-0, Shreveport W 10-1, Avoyelles W 6-0, Jackson Parish W 18-1, Jackson Parish W 10-1.

The team roster is:

#2-Gavyn Menard
#3-Drew Lee
#5-Jack Elliott Hines
#7-Graham Gaudet
#8-Jack Stefanski
#9-Chace Hebert
#10-Britton Campbell
#11-Bryce Guidry
#15-Dominic Zepherin
#16-Eli Benoit
#20-Christopher Morton
#24-Jackson Guerin
#44-Dahntay Taylor

Manager: Steven Menard

Coaches: Scott Hines

                Andre Guerin

                Craig Campbell


Thursday, July 12
CONGRATULATIONS to the District 1 LA Champions - The Major 11-12 All Stars
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Congratulations to the Lafayette Little League Major 11-12 All Star Team for winning the Louisiana District 1 All Star Tournament.  The team was dominant, beating Evangleline 16 - 0, Baldwin 25 - 2, and Evangeline again 22 - 0.  GOOD LUCK IN STATE AND GREAT JOB GUYS!!!!!


Standing L to R.  Coach Jon Ransonet, Seth Doiga, Austin Barbier, Nicholas Padgett, Ethan Hines, Bradley Elmore, JuJuan Franklin, Coach Lorrie Ardoin

Kneeling L to R:  Cade Broussard, Andrew Lege, Parker Ardoin, Corey Bellot, Armand Duplantis, Ian Ransonet

Wednesday, July 11
CONGRATULATIONS to the 2012 Minor 10 District 1 Champions

Congratulations to Lafayette Little League's Minor 10 All Stars for winning the Louisiana District 1 Championship Tournament.  The team went 3-0 by defeating Evangeline 18 - 1 and then Baldwin 12 - 2 to advance to the Championship Game.  They defeated Evangeline 19 - 4 with both Christopher Battaglia and Henry Shuffler going yard to win the Championship.  WAY TO GO LAFAYETTE!

Front Row L to R – Cameron Delhomme, Michael Landry, Christopher Battaglia, Parker Lafosse, Sammy LeBlanc, John Moody, Brody Hollier

Back Row L to R – Hunter Dugas, Drake Duplechin, Henry Shuffler, Reed Vincent, Tyler LeBlanc, Brant Bergeron, Dain Turner

Coaches – Johnny LeBlanc, Brad Bergeron, Shane Dugas, Korey Turner.

Monday, July 9
CONGRATS to the Minor TOC Tournament Champs - MINOR 10 GREY
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Congrats to the Lafayette Grey Minor 10's for being the TOC Minor Tournament Champions.  After losing their first game to the 9 Gold 8-7, they had to win 5 in a row to come back and win the Tournament.  They had to defeat the 9 Gold twice to win the title, by scores of 22-8 and 12-11.  Way to Go Grey!


Front Row (left to right): Jayde Curtis, Aaron Evans (bat boy),Kenneth Kaufman, Rein Evans, Reese Melancon


Middle Row (left to right): D.C. Stemmans, Evan Sogga, Andrew Guidry, Lance Fontenot, Charlie November, Gavin Leblanc, Christopher Aucoin, Jacob Trahan, Andrew Gregory


Back Row (left to right): Coach Cade Evans, Manager Mike Gregory, Coach Jason Guidry

Wednesday, June 6
CONGRATULATIONS to the Junior League Tournament Champs - YANKEES
The Yankees won the Junior League double-elimination Tournament without losing a game by defeating a very good A's team by the score of 6 - 1 in the championship game.
Pictured: Bottom - Devin McDuffie.  Middle - Doug Perkins, Christian Elder, Nick Donlon, Alex Beck, Alec Comeaux. Back - Coach Dewey Thevis, Hunter Thevis, Ben Reynolds, Gregory Murphree, Josh Henderson, Alex Simpson, Cy Hebert, Coach Blaine Beck. Not Pictured - James Butcher, Austin Primeaux, Coach Shane Primeaux

Wednesday, May 30
CONGRATULATIONS to the Minor League Tournament Champs - DODGERS

The Dodgers roster includes: Coach: Korey Turner, Asst: Shane Dugas, Asst: Chad Soileau, Cameron Delhome #6,  Jacob Trahan #11, Dain Turner #12, Cole Johnson #10, DC Stemmans #7, Collin Soileau #8, Jordan Schwaiger #3, Thomas Boustany #4, Cameron Cannon #5, John Nerone #1, Riley Haydell #14, and Hunter Dugas #2.  They beat the Pirates 8 - 7 to become the Champs!             

Friday, August 19
A different method

Written by
Kevin Foote

Apparently, the Lafayette Little League All-Stars are no one-trick pony.

In Southwest Regional play, Lafayette scored 58 runs in five wild games filled with unpredictable, crazy finishes.

In Thursday's first game of the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., Lafayette showed it's also capable of winning a very different kind of game.

But it still conjured up some more of that late-inning magic.

Left-handed pitcher Ethan Hines pitched five dominant innings, but left the game with the bases loaded and no outs.

Right-hander Haden Erbe then came on to escape the scary jam and preserve the dramatic 2-0 victory over Warner Robins, Ga.

With the win, Lafayette will now take on Billings, Montana at 1 p.m. Sunday. Billings defeated Rapid City, S.D., 6-4, in Thursday's second game.

Lafayette's hopes of going into the winners bracket began to dim in the top of the sixth. Down 2-0, Jacob Giles reached on an error ahead of singles by Josh Goodman and Austin Burnette to load the bases.

That's when Lafayette coach Leland Padgett made the move to Erbe.

"My message to him was to just get the outs," Padgett said. "We knew we had to sew it up at that point."

Erbe did just that by coaxing a pop up, getting a strikeout and then forcing Giles at the plate to sew up the win.

"I was very confident going in there," Erbe said. " I've been in that position a few times before and I was successful."

Warner Robins is making its third LLWS trip in the last five seasons.

"Lafayette made a great pitching change and just got us there at the end," Georgia coach Phillip Johnston said. "Their pitching staff pitched a great game. They've very efficient."

Lafayette had that two-run cushion late thanks to some opportunistic offense and some flashy defense.

The first run came in the third when Tyler Miller tripled deep to center and scored on Nick Fruge's RBI ground out.

"I thought that my ball was going to be a home run, [because the team is used to playing on 200-foot fields, and Lamade is 225] so I was just kind of jogging to first base," Miller said. "When I saw it hit the wall I knew I had to hustle to get to third."

Padgett added, "Yeah, we're going to have to work on that."

In the fourth, Erbe led off with a single, stole second and then advanced home on two wild pitches.

Georgia nearly scored in the third inning when it put runners on first and third with just one out, but two nice plays by Lafayette's middle infield erased the threat.

"You know Warner Robins is a tough team going into this," Padgett said. "And you know that Montana's going to be another tough game. We just try to take it one game at a time, one pitch at a time, and to teach our boys to take everything one moment at a time."

Hines ended up giving up no runs on seven hits with no walks and six strikeouts.

"I was just hitting all my spots," Hines said. "That's what I've got to do.

"We played really good defense today. They hit some good balls and we just caught them."

Tuesday, August 16
Area teams to play in World Series

Saturday, August 13

Thursday, August 11
One Win From Williamsport

Wednesday, August 10
Lafayette Storms to Regional Game

Tuesday, August 9

Tuesday, August 9
LLL Advances to SW Regional Semis

Monday, August 8
Lafayette and Pearland to Square Off

Sunday, August 7
Lafayette All-Stars Advance in Waco

Friday, August 5
Lafayette Captures Dramatic Win

Thursday, August 4
Waco Play Begins

Friday, July 29
Lafayette Advances to Waco

Monday, July 25
Little Leaguers off to good start

Thursday, December 15
Lafayette Little League

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