Beginnings of DHS baseball recalled by Kelloggs

The 1976 DeQuincy High baseball team
DeQuincy High's First Baseball Team was formed in 1976. Shown back row, left to right, are: Asst. Coach Billy Kellogg, Danny Lentz, Mike Williams, Mike (Scronto) Deal, Duane Boyer, Ernie Horn, Blake Lyons, Jason Parker, Head Coach Jack Holley; front row: Scotty Yellott, Bill Brown, Randy Parker, Keith Clifton, Steve Hosey, Neal Treme, Bobby Lockett, and unknown. Not pictured was Tracey (Hoss) Brown.

As related by Melanie and Billy Kellogg

The beginning of DeQuincy High School baseball was in 1976. In that first year, the Tigers earned a spot in the state semifinal game. They played River Oak Academy in Alexandria where the state tournament was held. Jack Holley was the head coach and Billy Kellogg was the assistant coach. They traveled riding in cars to each game. Teams the closest to us at that time were Mamou, Ville Platte, Buckeye, Wettermark, and Notre Dame.

DeQuincy was the first double A school in our area to have a baseball team, so we had to travel great distances to play. Because of this, the district games were double headers. Bobby Lockett pitched in every game. There was no pitch count back then. We stuffed as many kids in our vehicles as we could. (No seatbelt laws back then) Hoss Brown was 16 years old and drove a car load to that semifinal game.