Landry and LSU headed to World Series

Kyle Riviere
Bailey Landry scores a run during the Lady Tigers' super regional win over Arizona. Photo by

Over the weekend, the LSU Lady Tigers showed why they were ranked No. 1 in the nation at one point in the season.

Hosting 12th-seeded Arizona in the Baton Rouge Super Regional, LSU pummeled the Lady Wildcats in a sweep. They won both games by a combined margin of 18-5.

With the two dominant victories, the Lady Tigers punched their ticket to Oklahoma City for the Women's College World Series for the fourth time in the program's history.

Like she has been doing all season, former East Ascension standout Bailey Landry was a huge spark for LSU.

She was dominant in the Lady Tigers' 8-0 game-one victory over Arizona.

From the field, Landry made two highlight-reel catches.

She ran down one fly ball in right field, catching it with her arm extended and running full stride.

From the plate, she was just as good. She went 2-3 with a home run and two RBIs. She also scored two runs.

After the performance, she was nominated for the Capital One Cup Impact Performance of the Week on ESPN. The award is decided by a fan vote and goes to the college athlete with the best performance of the week.

For the entire super regional, Landry went 3-6 with a walk, a home run, two RBIs and four runs scored. It was enough to win her a spot on the 2015 NCAA Baton Rouge Super Regional Team.

Landry and the Lady Tigers will now compete for a national title in Oklahoma City.

Many of the faces they'll see will be familiar ones. It will feel more like the SEC Tournament rather than the World Series with five SEC squads making up the eight-team field.

In addition to LSU, defending champion Florida, Tennessee, SEC Tournament champion Auburn and Alabama will all be competing for a national crown.

The Lady Tigers' first opponent will be Auburn on Thursday evening. LSU lost the series with Auburn earlier in the year--losing two of the three games.