Baseball, softball starts
By Chris & Laurie Mueller
Both the high school baseball and softball teams are scheduled to begin their seasons this week.
The Tiger baseball team kicked their season off Tuesday when they hosted Grand Lake. The Lady Tigers will travel to Sam Houston on Thursday and then will host their tournament on the weekend.
The Tiger baseball team will play a double header Friday in the Westlake tournament and will play a single game Saturday.
The Tiger baseball squad will be led by four senior returning starters. They are first team all district catcher Chase Dyer, 1st baseman Eric Fontenot, 2nd baseman Conner Patin, and left fielder Gabriel Rangel.
The Tigers also return three pitchers, juniors Caleb Jacobs, Sam Brady, and Tyler Sharp, that logged a lot of time on the mound. The Tigers hope to improve on last year's 16-14 season. DeQuincy made the play-offs but lost in the first round to Menard.
The Lady Tigers had a great year last season and made it to the state tournament in Sulphur, but lost to Riverside in the quarterfinals 5-1. The Lady Tigers posted a 19-7 record and only lost two starters from last year's squad. DeQuincy will be led by four starters that made 1st team all district last season.
Senior pitcher Jaylee Googe, who had a 7-3 record, senior first basemen Darci Bonin .380 batting average, senior catcher Grace Pierce .308 avg. and sophomore Brenan Marcantel .438 avg are hoping to lead the Lady Tigers back to the state tournament this year.