It's a big week for a former parish star as East Ascension great Bailey Landry will be competing in the USA International Softball Cup.
It’s a big week for a former parish star as East Ascension great Bailey Landry will be competing in the USA International Softball Cup.
Landry, a former All-American at LSU, won’t be the only Lady Tiger involved in the tournament. In all, there will be six.
Current LSU assistant softball coach Howard Dobson will be assisting with the USA Red team. This team will also feature former Lady Tiger four-time All-American Sahvanna Jaquish. Jaquish served as a volunteer assistant for LSU this past season.
Two-time All-American pitcher Carley Hoover will be playing for the USA Blue squad, while both Landry and former Lady Tiger teammate A.J. Andrews will be competing for the Scrap Yard Fast Pitch team.
Finally, current Lady Tiger Shemiah Sachez will play for the Puerto Rican national team.
The USA International Softball Cup is hosted by USA Softball of Southern California, and it will be held July 9-15 at Bill Barber Park in Irvine, Calif.
The tournament is made up of 12 teams—including the national teams of countries like China, Mexico, Canada and Japan.
Competing in this prestigious event is just the latest honor for Landry. She’s been achieving such feats since she was a player at East Ascension.
Landry was an All-American for the Lady Spartans and signed with LSU.
She made an immediate impact as she earned a starting job as a freshman. Landry started the rest of her career there, and in that span, the Lady Tigers reached the Women’s College World Series three times.
Landry was a two-time All-American at LSU. In both of those seasons, she ended the year hitting better than .400.
She set three school records in Baton Rouge.
During her sophomore season, she had LSU’s longest hitting streak at 21 games. As a senior, she set a new single-season hits record with 92. It all contributed to her becoming LSU softball’s all-time leading hits leader with 291.
After graduating from LSU, Landry was drafted fifth overall by the Texas Charge in the National Pro Fastpitch league’s 2017 draft.
Landry dazzled in her first year as she was named the league’s Rookie of the Year. She also won the Jennie Finch Award, which goes to the player who shows excellence in sportsmanship, leadership and humility both on and off of the field.
Back in the spring, East Ascension High officially retired Landry’s No. 16 jersey. She is the only player in the program’s history to have such an honor bestowed upon them.
Landry is currently playing for the Scrap Yard Dawgs organization. It’s an independent professional softball franchise based in Conroe, Texas.
Landry and her Scrap Yard team are now set to compete for a championship at the USA International Softball Cup.
On July 12, they will face USA Red (8 p.m.), on July 13, they will play the Peruvian national team (10:30 p.m.) and July 14, they will meet the Chinese national team (5:30 p.m.).
You can stream these games live and for free at USASoftballInternationalCup.com.