Landry named Rookie of the Week for third time

Kyle Riviere
Former East Ascension star Bailey Landry hit .455 last week for the Texas Charge. Photo courtesy of

Bailey Landry has been successful at every level of softball. From recreation, to high-school, to college, she has been a star, and now at the sport’s highest level, nothing has changed.

Just recently, Landry achieved yet another honor—this time in the National Pro Fastpitch league. She was named the league’s Rookie of the Week two weeks in a row.

Landry has been great all season, but for the past two weeks, she has been on a torrid pace.

The first week, she hit .364 with a sensational slugging percentage of 1.091. This included a triple and two home runs.

She was tied for best in the league in home runs and RBIs, but her slugging percentage was unparalleled.

Her stellar play didn’t end there.

This past week, she upped her game as she hit .455—which was tied for fourth-best in the entire league for that time span.

She also stole three bases and scored five times. That put her ahead of all NPF players in both categories.

Altogether, Landry has been named the league’s Rookie of the Week three times this season.

Her McKinney-based Texas Charge team has gone 20-21 during the year, and they stand in fourth place in the league standings.

This is just the latest success story for Landry.

When she was playing at East Ascension, she was an easy pick for the all-district, All-Metro and All-State teams. She even made an All-American squad her senior season.

Landry never missed a beat at LSU.

By the end of her freshman year, she had built herself into an every-day starter for the Lady Tigers. She became just the fifth LSU player in program history to make the All-SEC Freshmen team from the outfield.

She had her coming-out party during her sophomore campaign.

In leading LSU back to the Women’s College World Series, Landry hit a team-leading .426. This included a new school record 21-game hitting streak.

She was named All-SEC and NFCA All-American.

Landry concluded her career at LSU by leading the Lady Tigers to two more World Series appearances. They reached the semifinals during her junior year.

In her senior season, she hit a team-best .402 that included a 20-game hitting streak.

She also set two new school records. She became the program’s all-time leader in career hits with 291, and she broke Ashlee Ducote’s 17-year-old record for most hits in a single season with 92.

For accomplishing these feats, Landry was named first-team All-SEC and All-American.

During the season, she was drafted fifth overall by the Charge in the NPF Draft.

The Charge’s regular season will come to a close on Aug. 13. The league’s Championship Series will take place at LSU’s Tiger Park on Aug. 17-20.