Duthu and Landry earn Class 3A All-State recognition
Nick Duthu (The Daily Review/File Photos)
Berwick and Patterson high schools were represented on the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Class 3A All-State team released last weekend as each had an honorable mention selection.
Berwick’s Nick Duthu and Patterson’s Spencer Landry were recognized.
Berwick Coach Mike Thomas said Duthu meant a lot to the Berwick High School baseball program in his four years with the squad.
During his senior year, not including the first-round playoff loss to St. Louis, Berwick coach Mike Thomas said Duthu finished his season with a 5-3 mark on the mound and an ERA of 1.04. In 47 innings, he surrendered 18 runs — seven earned — on 28 hits with 20 walks and 70 strikeouts.
Offensively (excluding the first-round playoff game), he hit .451 with 15 doubles, two home runs and recorded 37 RBIs.
“He had a very good year,” Thomas said.
Thomas noted that Duthu has been “carrying the load” for the Panthers on the mound for a while now during his career.
“Obviously he’s going to be missed,” he said. “You got a guy that you can throw on the mound that you know is going to compete and give you seven innings and then you got a guy that hits for you even though he’s going to pitch. It’s going to be hard to replace him.”
Thomas also had good things to say about Duthu’s character.
Landry finished his season with a .424 batting average. He recorded eight doubles, two home runs, 31 RBIs, 31 runs and 16 stolen bases.
He had a .575 on-base percentage and hit .500 with runners in scoring position.
“Spencer had a fantastic season and really a great career with us,” Patterson coach Ryan Jensen said. “I thought he deserved to be all-state multiple years, but I was excited to see him finally get some recognition this season. Offensively he overcame a slow start and really excelled as the season progressed. Anytime you hit over .400, you’re obviously doing a lot of good things. His .500 (average) with runners in scoring position is pretty special. Many times kids tense up in those types of situations, but Spencer really had an ability to thrive in those opportunities.”
On defense, Jensen said Landry grew into a good shortstop and one the Lumberjacks could rely on.
“I think the biggest place he will be missed is in his work ethic and leadership,” Jensen said. “He really set a good example for his teammates at practice and with game preparation. I think the leadership he, Taylor (Harris), and Jalalen (Broussard) provided has really shown its true worth in our (Swampland baseball) struggles this summer. Those guys truly pushed our team in the right direction last spring.”
Additional reporting courtesy of www.theadvocate.com