BATON ROUGE - This week's edition of the LSU softball's "Blogging from the Berm" features Heidi Pizer as the Tigers prepare for the upcoming Tiger Invitational over the weekend. The senior infielder reflects on the team's recent trip to Las Vegas, which included a surprise trip to see Jabbawockeez's seven-member, male, hip-hop dance crew at the Monte Carlo.
LSU faces off with South Alabama [Saturday - 12:30 p.m., Sunday - 3 p.m.], McNeese State [Saturday - 3 p.m.] and Alcorn State [Sunday - 5:30 p.m.].
Follow every pitch of the Tiger Invitational via live stats on www.LSUsports.net/livestats. Fans also can receive live in-game updates on LSU softball's social media outlets at www.Facebook.com/lsusoftball and @lsu_softball on Twitter.
LSU softball will be collecting new packs of pencils all weekend long at the fan zone on the concourse. The Tigers will donate the items gathered to USA Softball's Pencil Drive when the team travels to the Preview Tournament in early March.
"Hey Tiger Fans!"
I'm coming to you fresh off of our awesome trip from Las Vegas! We faced some tough competition from some of the highest ranked teams in the nation in Sin City. We weren't travelling alone though, a large chunk of our LSU family also took the trip making it even more memorable.
After a loss to DePaul, we came back and shut out Cal- Northridge. Saturday night ended with an amazing meal at Diablos Cantina smack dab in the middle of the strip, or so we thought. After spending time with our family and friends at dinner, Coach Torina surprised us with tickets to the JABBAWOCKEEZ show at the Monte Carlo!!
If you know anything about our team, you know that dancing and music is a close second to softball when it comes to passions. The show was amazing, and the team was boogying out of the seat the entire time.
Sunday morning arrived and it was time to leave our beautiful view from our resort at Lake Las Vegas behind as the day held two more tough games for the Tigers. Cal came to play and after a loss to them we took it out on Utah State to cap the weekend with a 2-2 record. Straight from the field we jetted to airport so we could get back home just in time for the Mardi Gras Festivities!
Being an Oregon native, I was never exposed to Mardi Gras, and it wasn't until recently that I even knew what a "Krewe" actually was. I danced to the Cajun beats and caught all the beads that I can, but can't say that I am a pro at either. I know for sure that Mardi Gras is a good time, especially when it comes along with a mid-week 'W' over the Southeastern Lions!
Just when you think that the Tigers have had enough excitement for one week, we prove you wrong and host our Tiger Invitational. Joining us at Tiger Park will be Alcorn State, South Alabama and McNeese State.
We would love to see (and hear) all of our rowdy fans cheering us on to a weekend full of wins!