BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - It was a gorgeous day for LSU softball practice and selfies.
One unique story on this team is senior utility player Sydney Bourg. After her sophomore season at LSU, Bourg transferred to Nicholls State for more playing time.
She then started 57 games for the Colonels, before transferring back to LSU. Bourg sat out the 2018 season and is now back on the field for the Tigers in 2019.
“I don’t know if that works for every person or every kid, but that kid is so special and one of the best human beings we have ever had as a part of this program," said head coach Beth Torina. "I was absolutely heartbroken when she left. So, you get a chance to have her back, kind of made the whole thing right. I’m thrilled to have her a part of this. I have been since the beginning. I’ve loved that kid so much. Just proud she’s a Tiger. You just want 20 more of her. She just makes all the right decisions. She works hard. She pushes us. If she needs a quality at-bat, she’ll give it to you. If you need her to play defense, she’ll give it to you. She’s a great player. She’s just all around a great person, a great player.”
Nos. 9/6 LSU will travel to Fayetteville, AR, for a three-game series against the No. 19 Arkansas Razorbacks starting Thursday.