Stadalis earns 4A state honor
Morgan City High School’s baseball team had one baseball player receive state honors this year as Evan Stadalis was an honorable mention selection on the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Class 4A All-State team released Sunday.
Stadalis finished his sophomore season with a .447 batting average. He collected 11 RBIs, stole four bases and scored 12 runs.
One of his coaches this past high school season, Kenny Alfred, said Stadalis was a clutch performer at the plate while he was a versatile player on defense. Alfred said that Stadalis saw time at third base, catcher, left field and pitcher.
“He’s very good defensively,” Alfred said.
Alfred said in his coaching career he could only remember one Morgan City High School baseball player, Pat Hover, who hit around .440. Hover completed the feat during his senior season, Alfred said.
Because of what he brought to the table both with his batting average and his defensive versatility, Alfred said he thought Stadalis was deserving of a spot on the first team.
“I thought he was invaluable defensively,” he said.
Additionally, Alfred said he taught Stadalis honors algebra 2 this year and that Stadalis was one of the top students in the class.
His work in the classroom, Alfred said, made him prouder of Stadalis than the all-state honor.
Additional reporting by www.theadvocate.com