Two powerhouse college softball programs will meet as part of the dynamic schedule of events at the Triple Crown Ronald McDonald fastpitch event this fall in greater Houston.
Baylor and LSU, which both sit on the top 15 of the current USA Today/NFCA national rankings, will square off at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Scrap Yard stadium field in Conroe. Entry fee to watch the game is $5.
The Baylor-LSU game takes place during the 14u/16u/18u session of the Ronald McDonald event, which is one of the nation’s most competitive tournaments and a regular stop for hundreds of colleges recruiting for their future rosters. In fact, the event will hold five separate college camps at the Scrap Yard on Friday, Oct. 20.
“The number of highly ranked fastpitch teams that are playing at the Scrap Yard is an amazing thing to witness at Ronald McDonald, so it makes sense to bring in a couple of highly ranked and nationally respected college teams as well,” said event director Jonathan Lampl, who has been there every step of the way as the event celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2017. “This is an added value for the youth teams and a great fit, with two impressive college programs in action.”
As of April 11, Baylor is 35-6 on the season and ranked No. 13; coach Glenn Moore was head coach for two years at LSU, in 1999 and 2000, in his last job before taking over at Baylor. No. 11 LSU, which leads the all-time series between the teams at 6-2, is 32-9 this year and looking to repeat its 2016 run to the College World Series.