Landry Named NFCA National Player of the Week

Clyde Verdin
LSU senior and former East Ascension star Bailey Landry. Photo by LSUsports.net.

After taking home weekly honors from the SEC on Monday, LSU senior outfielder and East Ascension alum Bailey Landry was named the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I National Player of the Week.

The award is the first for Landry in her career and the ninth time in program history that an LSU player has earned the award. An LSU player has now reeled in the national player of the week award from the NFCA in each of the last three seasons.

“It’s such a great honor to be even considered for this award. It means a lot to me because it means so much for the program and LSU,” Landry said. “It’s reflection of the hard work that we put in, and it’s an honor and blessing to be considered for it.”

LSU improved to 9-1 on the year after defeating Louisiana Tech last Wednesday and sweeping all four games of the Purple & Gold Challenge over the weekend, pushing the team’s winning streak to eight-straight. Even with a postponement that meant the team would play two games on Saturday and Sunday, the Tigers defeated Georgia Southern and Central Arkansas in consecutive games on Saturday and Sunday.

Landry had a career week as the Prairieville native led the team at the plate, hitting .813 with a 1.375 slugging percentage, .778 on-base percentage and 10 RBIs. She had multiple hits in four of the five games on the week, including hitting two doubles, two triples and a home run to finish the week 13-16 with seven runs scored.

At one point on the weekend, Landry reached base safely in eight consecutive plate appearances, including having at least a hit in six straight at-bats. She finished a single short of the cycle against Georgia Southern, hitting a triple first, then a double and then a three-run home run, driving in four RBIs in back-to-back games.

LSU will be back in action this weekend, hitting the road for the first time to participate in the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in California.