Former EA star Landry named to All-SEC softball team

Kyle Riviere
Bailey Landry was named second-team All-SEC after a huge sophomore campaign. Photo by

After a phenomenal sophomore season, former East Ascension standout Bailey Landry was recently named second-team All-SEC.

Landry's game continued to steadily improve last year as a true freshman. She hit .386 with three home runs and 17 RBIs on her way to earning SEC All-Freshman honors and honorable mention LSWA All-Louisiana.

This season, she became a full-time starter and quickly established herself as one of the Lady Tigers' greatest weapons from the plate.

Her precision helped spark LSU in the longest winning streak in program history and the second-longest winning streak in school history at 25 games.

The only Tiger team to ever win more consecutive games was the 1980-81 men's basketball team; they won 26 straight.

The 25-game streak culminated in LSU taking a series against top-ranked Florida and becoming No. 1 for the first time ever.

During this run for the top spot, Landry created a little history of her own as she broke the school record for longest hitting streak. The new mark now stands at 21 games.

The Lady Tigers ended the regular season 44-10 with a 15-9 conference mark.

In Landry's All-SEC sophomore campaign, she put up marks that were among the best on the team.

She batted .438 for the season--which ranked her second to only Bianka Bell, who hit .458.

Landry collected 39 RBIs. That was good enough to rank her third on the team, and her .497 on-base percentage was second to Bell's .533.

Bell was one of LSU's four first-team All-SEC selections.

All of the awards and honors are nothing new for Landry. Before she got to LSU last year, she was one of the best high school softball players in the country as she took the field for East Ascension.

In her senior season, she hit .537 and was named All-State. She also garnered MaxPreps and NFCA All-American honors.

Despite an early exit in the SEC Tournament, the Lady Tigers were awarded the No. 5 national seed and will host a regional on Friday. They'll open action in the regional against Texas Southern.

Arizona State and Nebraska will play in the other game.

The winner of the Baton Rouge Regional will play the winner of the Tucson Regional in the best-of-three Super Regional next weekend. That regional contains the likes of Arizona, Minnesota, New Mexico State and St. John's.