By LaMar Gafford
There was no shortage of Central Louisiana talent on the Louisiana Softball Coaches Association's All-State teams for classes 1A and 2A.
Both All-State lists featured a combined 18 players from Cenla with eight on the Class 1A team and 10 on the 2A squad.
Class 1A runner-up LaSalle placed three on the 1A teams as infielders Kinsey Long, AnnaBeth Pitman and Sidni Laird nearly made up half of the seven player positions. St. Mary's followed suit with three players as junior pitcher Meredith Matt, junior infielder Ragan Hale and junior utility player Chloe Longlois were also honored.
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By David Mundee
As a softball player at Northview High School and later at Shelton State and at Troy, Kate Benton was known for playing aggressive, hard-nosed and with passion.
Now as Kate Stump, she will take those qualities into her new role as Enterprise softball head coach.
Stump was officially hired by the Enterprise Board of Education as the head coach Thursday night. She had been an assistant coach the last three years for the Wildcats under Mollie Mitchell, who resigned last month.
"I am beyond excited," Stump said. "First and foremost, I am very thankful for the opportunity."
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