20 Great Things From The 2017 UL Softball Season: Kassidy Zeringue
The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajun softball team had another great season in 2017.
Louisiana finished their season with an overall record of 47-8, while capturing both the regular season and postseason Sun Belt Conference titles.
The Cajuns appeared in an NCAA Regional for the 19th consecutive appearance, including their and 27th in the last 28 seasons.
It was a terrific season, with many memories.
That being said, over the summer, I’m going to try to focus on 20 things that I took away from the season.
Yesterday, I featured catcher Lexie Comeaux.
Today, I spotlight Kassidy Zeringue.
Zeringue, who actually began her athletic career at UL as a soccer player, played in the outfield her first two seasons.
After a great fall, Zeringue was named the opening day starter at second base, with Haley Hayden, the starter at second in both 2015 and 2016, making the move to second base.
Halfway through the season, Hayden was moved to the outfield, where she played as a freshman in 2014, while Zeringue remained at second base.
Needless to say, Zeringue took advantage of the opportunity, producing a banner senior season.
A native of Lutcher, Louisiana, Zeringue hit a .373, which ranked third on the team.
That number, along with her stellar defense, were good enough to earn Zeringue All-Louisiana First Team, and All-Sun Belt Second Team honors.
I mentioned defense, Zeringue made a few sparkling plays this past season, including the one below, which earned her national praise, as an ESPN SportsCenter Top Ten play.
Zeringue saved her best softball for her last year, wowing Cajun fans in the process.