Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Gearing Up for LSU

Listen up my Louisiana people! It’s time to gear up and get ready because the USSSA Pride will be invading Baton Rouge July 4th weekend!!! The Pride will be playing against the Carolina Diamonds July 6-8 at Tiger Park! If you have plans for the weekend, you might want to reschedule because this is going to be a once in a life time opportunity event! As you may recall, the LSU Softball team played against the NPF team this past fall when they were on tour. However, this weekend of softball will be unlike any softball game you have ever witnessed at Tiger Park. You will definitely be in for an amazing thrill as you experience two professional softball teams battle it out! You will get to witness some of the best softball players in the world take the field, such as Jessica Mendoza, Cat Osterman, Natasha Watley, and Caitlin Lowe. You will recognize many of the players of both teams as many of the women are former Olympians, SEC rivals, and Women’s College World Series champions.

The USSSA Pride and the Carolina Diamonds will begin the series Friday night at 7:05 and then continue the battle with a double header on Saturday at 12:05 and 2:35. The final game of the series will take place Sunday at 2:05. At the conclusion of each game, fans will be given the opportunity to get autographs and take pictures with all the NPF players. To add on to the collector items, you will have the opportunity to purchase USSSA Pride merchandise. There will be player jerseys, arm sleeves, hats and visors, and glittery headbands (courtesy of Ashley Charters). Ashley Charters is one of my teammates on the Pride and a former player on the USA National Team. For the past year and a half, Ashley and her friend, Layne Bryant, have been making their own headbands called Glitterbandz. The headbands come in many different colors and designs, plus you can create your own custom headband! If you would like to purchase any of these amazing Glitterbandz before they’re all sold out at Tiger Park, you can visit Ashley and Layne’s website at www.myglitterbandz.com.

This truly is a once in a life time opportunity, so you don’t want to miss out! So fans rearrange those July 4th plans and drive to Baton Rouge and head on over to Tiger Park! To add to this amazing weekend, the LSU Softball camp for July starts Sunday the 8th! Coach Beth Torina runs a fantastic camp and provides young softball players with great knowledge and drills to improve their softball skills. There is also a bonus with the LSU camp… campers get a free ticket to the NPF game on Sunday! How awesome is that?! So parents it’s not too late to sign your kids up for camp from Sunday July 8 to Wednesday July 11. Current and former LSU softball players will be helping out with the camp, including myself!

I am so excited to be back home in Baton Rouge! This weekend means a lot to me to be able to see my family and friends at Tiger Park one more time. So please everyone, throw on your red, white and navy blue to support the USSSA Pride this weekend! (If my LSU fans wear purple and gold, you won’t hear any complaints from me!) I hope to see everyone at Tiger Park this weekend!

Geaux Pride!