LSU softball put together a magical run in 2017. Led by head coach Beth Torina and a trio of All-Americans in Allie Walljasper, Sahvanna Jaquish and Bailey Landry, the Tigers earned a berth to a third-straight Women’s College World Series.
Though LSU’s season ended at the hands of Florida and Oregon in Oklahoma City, some pretty incredible moments took place in Baton Rouge.
However, a walk-off home run against a rival stands out against the rest.
Constance Quinn’s Walk-Off HR
LSU came into a third and decisive series matchup against Tennessee needing a win.
Starting pitcher Allie Walljasper held the Volunteers to no runs through seven innings. In the bottom of the seventh inning, senior Constance Quinn came to the plate and decided she was tired of this 0-0 game.
In a 1-1 pitch, the infielder cranked a walk-off home run to left field and was instantly mobbed by teammates at home plate at Tiger Park.
“That one’s going to left, and it’s gonna keep on going out of the park! Talk about walk it off. LSU has done it!” the SEC Network play-by-play announcer said.
Quinn, who finished her four-year LSU career with just nine home runs, made one of them the biggest hit of her career. After the game-winning blast, the Hattiesburg, Mississippi native explained why it meant so much to her.
“When they play ‘I’m from Louisiana,’ obviously, I am not from Louisiana, but it is a reminder of who we do this for. It reminds us to loosen up a little bit and have fun,” Quinn said in a release. “All of us, we play so well when we have fun. It was unbelievable. It was an unbelievable feeling to know that I am doing this for the team. Honestly, without Allie (Walljasper) pitching an awesome game we would not have been in that situation.”Advertisement
Constance Quinn was never an All-American while wearing the purple and gold, but on that day she was.