Airline pitcher Cameron Parikh, the MVP on The Press-Tribune’s 2016 All-Parish team, has signed with Louisiana Tech.
Parikh helped the Vikings win their third straight District 1-5A championship last season. Airline finished 11-1 in district play, and Parikh was named the 1-5A MVP.
Parikh went 7-2 with a 1.94 ERA. He had 50 strikeouts in 57 2/3 innings. In district play, he was 3-0 with a 1.52 ERA. Parikh was also a standout at the plate, batting .388 with 11 doubles, one triple and 18 RBI. He also stole 13 bases.
Airline finished 30-6 after losing to eventual state runner-up Byrd two games to one in the quarterfinals of the Class 5A playoffs.
— Russell Hedges, email@example.com