Welcome inside the Hot Corner where we talk all things softball every week. In this edition, we spotlight Macy Hamilton from Mansfield Texas, we have a new friend of the blog to follow with the Ohio Hawks 16U Gold- Hutchinson squad, and our special guest this week is former LSU Tiger Bailey Landry.
Spotlight: Macy Hamilton
Macy Hamilton is a 2022 from Mansfield Texas who I’ve been following for a while. Her work ethic and experience is second to none. Looking at her high school stats on Max Preps. In Mansfield’s last full season in 2019 she played in 14 games and hit .312 with 10 runs scored and 8 RBI. She spent time this summer with Impact Gold 18U Middlebrook, and although she had a limited sample size with them she hit .611 with an OBP of .650. She recently accepted an invite to play for Texas Glory Adkins 18U Gold. She’s uncommitted at the moment, but she’s sure to add a lot to whoever decides to add her to their roster.
Friends of The Blog:
Im very excited to welcome a new friend of the blog the Ohio Hawks 16U Gold-Hutchinson. They were kind enough to send over stats and recaps from their week at the USA Softball Junior Olympic Cup. On the first day of the tournament the Hawks went 2-0. Hailey Massaro went 3-5 with 5 RBI. I’m sure you remember Belle Hummel who we highlighted a couple weeks ago, she went 2-4 with 2 walks on day one. The Hawks dropped a game 9-4 on day two. The Hawks won their first bracket game of the tournament on Tuesday 14-1. They dropped their second bracket game 6-2. Hummel went 2-4 in that game. Massaro went 4-6 on the first bracket day. KK Mathis hit a home run in the Hawks 6-2 loss. Kendall Forren went 4-6 on the day with 2 doubles and 5 RBI. The Hawks won their next bracket game 15-2. Mathis hit a 3 run HR in that game. The Hawks saw their week end with a 4-0 loss to end the day on Wednesday. Jena Rhoads has a nice Wednesday though going 2-4 with 3 walks. Hummel finished the final day of the tournament 1-3 with an outfield assist on defense throwing out a runner at third.
Special Guest: Bailey Landry
Bailey Landry is one of the most decorated players to come through the LSU program, and there have been plenty of talent to wear the Tigers purple and yellow. In her senior season in 2017 she led the Tigers in batting average, hits, total bases, stolen bases, runs scored, triples, and at bats. Bailey finished her career with the LSU record in hits with 293. She is just the second player in LSU history to record two seasons with a batting average above .400. All these numbers led her to be named a 2017 First Team All American. Bailey was then drafted into the NPF playing for the Texas Charge. She spent time with Scrapyard Fastpitch as well.
Bailey is now working with individual lessons both in person and virtual. Information on how to work with Bailey for virtual, or speaking engagements can be found on her site at baileylandry.com