Photo by:Steve Franz, LSU Athletics Staff Photographer
Softball Stops By Miracle League Finale
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Published: July 03, 2012, 07:59 AM (CT)
Updated: July 03, 2012, 09:46 AM (CT)
by Matt Dunaway, Associate SID

BATON ROUGE - Seven players from LSU softball's 2012 Women's College World Series team continued the program's relationship with the Miracle League Association at Cypress Mounds with a surprise visit to the league's season finale.
 
Jacee Blades, Alex Boulet, Allison Falcon, Katie Guillory, Kailey McCasland, Dylan Supak and Tammy Wray assisted the Miracle League players with fielding, hitting and running the bases. Each player also acted as the pitcher for the both team.
 
Afterwards, the Tigers interacted with the kids and assisted with the trophy ceremony.
 
"We always have a great time when we go play with the kids from the Miracle League," Falcon said. "Everyone associated with the event is very friendly and makes the time we spend playing there really worth it. I'd like to thank those people for giving my teammates and I the chance to do something like this for the Baton Rouge community. It is truly an honor and a privilege."
 
Earlier this season, former All-American pitcher Brittany Mack created and championed the "Geaux Play" program. Her mission with the program is to encourage mentally and physically disabled children to be physically active and play multiple sports.
 
Mack donated over 400 pieces of sporting goods equipment to the special needs children of the Miracle League Association with the help of LSU softball fans bringing items to Tiger Park during the 2012 season.
 
The Miracle League kids were Mack's special VIP guests as part of "Geaux Play" day at Tiger Park during the Ole Miss finale on April 22. Afterwards, the children joined the Tigers on the field for a game.
 
LSU finished its inaugural season under head coach Beth Torina with a 40-25 record and made the program's third appearance at the Women's College World Series. It marked the 14th time in 16 seasons that the Tigers finished with at least 40 victories since softball was reinstated in 1997.
 
Torina, Mack and the USSSA Pride of the National Pro Fastpich League will meet the Carolina Diamonds at Tiger Park in a four-game series from July 6-8. Game times are set for 7:05 p.m. [Friday], 12:05 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. [Saturday] and 2:05 p.m. [Sunday]. Tickets are available for the event at http://www.USSSAPride.com/schedule.

 

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