Before Super Regional, Softball Visits Miracle League

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Before Super Regional, Softball Visits Miracle League

BATON ROUGE – Prior to Wednesday’s practice session at Tiger Park, the LSU softball team paid a visit to the children from the Miracle League Association at Cypress Mounds of Baton Rouge.

The Tigers interacted with the kids and took pictures with them before the start of the game. Each player paired up with one of the kids to be their “Angel,” which means they helped them field, throw, hit, and run safely around the bases.

LSU was only able to stay for the first complete inning, but both the kids and the Tigers loved playing ball with each other.

“It’s always a joy to spend time with my friends at the Miracle League,” pitcher Brittany Mack said. “Seeing their smiles when we show up to their games and receiving hugs from them afterwards is an unbelievable experience. These kids have inspired me and are a big part of who I am today.”

Earlier this season, 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 takes on its second-consecutive SEC rival and meets No. 9 national seed Missouri at the NCAA Columbia Super Regional. The three-game series to determine a spot in the Women’s College World Series starts Saturday at 6:30 p.m. and will be televised on ESPNU. Live video also is available on ESPN3.com with Cara Capuano and Garland Cooper serving as the broadcast team.

Every LSU postseason game will have live audio and live stats inside the Geaux Zone on LSUsports.net. The games also will be carried live on Country Legends 104.9 FM in the Baton Rouge area with Patrick Wright and Matt Dunaway set to call the action.

Fans can follow every pitch of LSU softball this season via live in-game updates on LSU softball’s social media outlets at www.Facebook.com/lsusoftball and @lsu_softball on Twitter.