Landry and Craighton named to All-Louisiana team

Kyle Riviere
kriviere@weeklycitizen.com
UL-Lafayette standout and former Lady Griffin Aleah Craighton. Photo courtesy of RaginCajuns.com.

Recently, the 2015 All-Louisiana Collegiate Softball team was released, and two former Ascension stars made the cut.

It was an amazing year for parish softball. Three of the four teams in the high-school state semifinals came from Ascension and at the college level, many former parish stars had breakout seasons.

Two of those breakout stars were East Ascension's Bailey Landry and Dutchtown's Aleah Craighton. Both players found themselves on the All-Louisiana Collegiate team.

Landry was a first-team selection from the outfield.

The former Lady Spartan had a huge sophomore campaign as she helped lead LSU to the Women's College World Series.

The Tigers did some amazing things throughout the year. They put together a record 25 straight victories and surged to No. 1 for the first time in the program's history.

Meanwhile, Landry set a new LSU softball record for most consecutive games with a hit with 21.

She was a second-team All-SEC selection as she hit .426 with 48 RBIs and two home runs.

She was the only Tiger to register a hit in every single NCAA Tournament game. As a result, she finished the year with the best batting average on the team.

Craighton was an honorable mention selection from the outfield on the All-Louisiana Collegiate team.

She redshirted her freshman season but this year, she was ready to stand tall for her UL-Lafayette squad.

She had a huge redshirt freshman season as she helped lead the Cajuns to a regular-season Sun Belt title and a trip to the Super Regional, where they fell just short of making the World Series for a second straight year.

In their run, Craighton hit .371 with 12 home runs and 45 RBIs.