Where Is UL Softball Freshman Cassidy Chaumont Going To Play?
What position will one of the most talented freshman for the Louisiana Ragin' Cajun softball team play in 2018?
True freshman Cassidy Chaumont is a talented, versatile player, who will likely see a lot of playing time this year.
Chaumont, who played her high school softball at Sam Houston High School in Moss Bluff, is a young lady that has a tremendous amount of potential.
The book on her is that can hit, hit for power, run the bases well, and play solid defense at multiple positions.
I like that book!
Now, this is a different level, and you don't want to put unrealistic expectations on young players, but people I trust tell me that Chaumont will make a big impact with UL softball, and will likely make it soon.
We know that Gerry Glasco's plan is to play Alissa Dalton at shortstop, and we know that Kara Gremillion is the third baseman.
What about the right side of the infield?
That's a possibility, but Brittany Holland, a JUCO All-American last season, is likely going to play a lot, either at second or first, and there are a lot of good looking young players, like freshman Jolie Readeaux, who is battling for time at second base, and redshirt freshman Kourtney Gremillion, who is a candidate at first base, who the coaching staff really likes.
Because of the depth in the infield, my guess is that Chaumont will play the outfield.
I believe that seniors Kelli Martinez and Brittany Rodriguez, two outstanding defensive players, should see a lot of time in the outfield, and putting a freshman with them makes a lot of sense.
Martinez and Rodriguez are also slappers, so a power bat like Chaumont's would compliment those two in the line-up.
So, you could sandwich Chaumont in between them in centerfield, or play her at one of the corner spots.
Regardless, I think Chaumont will be in the opening day line-up, and play a lot in 2018.
Again, the coaching staff is just starting to get to know the team, and there is still a lot to sort out.
Texas Tech transfer Raina O'Neal, Southeastern Louisiana transfer Kalyn Watts, junior college transfer Kynadi Tipler, and returnees Beth Ashely and Alaina Guarino will all see playing time.
And remember; the opening day starting line-up likely won't be the same starting line-up at the end of the season.
Things can, and normally do change, quickly.
That being said, look for Chaumont to become a fixture in the starting line-up for Louisiana, both in 2018, and for years to come.