ORLANDO, Fla. - A.J. Andrews checks in with the next issue of LSU softball's "Blogging from the Berm" after the team split its games versus No. 10 Oregon and Syracuse on day one of the Diamond 9 Citrus Classic.
LSU faces Penn State and No. 14 Michigan during day two of the Diamond 9 Citrus Classic. Saturday's first pitches are set for 11:15 p.m. CT and 3:45 p.m. CT from the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando. The Michigan game will have an audio webcast available for Geaux Zone subscribers at LSUsports.net/live.
Every LSU softball game will have live stats available at www.LSUsports.net/livestats. Fans also can follow every pitch of LSU softball via live in-game updates on LSU softball's social media outlets at www.Facebook.com/lsusoftball and @lsusoftball on Twitter.
"Hey Tiger Fans:
What's happening all you fabulous, wonderful, fun and did I mention fabulous Tiger fans? A.J. Andrews checking in from my home state of Florida. Playing in Orlando at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is definitely an awesome and thrilling experience. With their lavish, very well kept fields and the upbeat atmosphere it makes for a very exciting place to play that sport we love.
Yesterday our first game was against Oregon, a very quality opponent. While they are a very good team, we just were not ourselves and suffered a hard loss. After that game though, we had a rush of burning passion flowing like lava throughout our bodies and an immense fire burning in our eyes to come out and just start dropping bombs left and right and making catches that were out of sight!
Our next opponent was Syracuse, and we were ready. The game was a fight until the very end. Syracuse scored in the first inning, and we fought to get it back. However, we were not the only ones fighting. Syracuse battled their way back and before you knew it our 2-1 lead turned into a 4-2 deficit. As the fight ensued it was getting as interesting as a Muhammad Ali and George Foreman boxing match from back in the day. In the end though, we would come out victorious winning 7-6.
While I love the Capital City, there is nothing like being able to play in my home state in front of my family and friends! In my travel ball days I played many tournaments at this complex and being back their brought back many great memories and made it an even cooler experience. We even had a chance to watch the Atlanta Braves spring training game against the Washington Nationals last night which was a lot of fun!
All in all, your Tiger girls are having an awesome time and are ready to put up some more wins on the board today. Remember Tiger fans like I always say, stay fabulous."