20 Great Things From The 2017 UL Softball Season: Lamson Park
The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajun softball team had another great season in 2017.
Louisiana finished their season with an overall record of 47-8, while capturing both the regular season and postseason Sun Belt Conference titles.
The Cajuns appeared in an NCAA Regional for the 19th consecutive appearance, including their and 27th in the last 28 seasons.
It was a terrific season, with many memories.
That being said, over the summer, I’m going to try to focus on 20 things that I took away from the season.
Yesterday, I featured second baseman Kassidy Zeringue.
Today, I spotlight Lamson Park.
This is an easy one, and one I could use every year.
Everybody in Cajun country knows Lamson Park is the best place in the world to see a college softball game, and the rest of the world is starting to realize that too.
Lamson Park received some much deserved national acclaim in 2017.
In a national poll by flosoftball.com, Lamson Park was voted the top softball venue in the country, receiving 28 percent of the vote, with Alabama’s Rhoads Stadium placing second, with 13 percent.
NCAA.com also listed Lamson Park as one of the “7 stadiums you need to visit” in the country.
Joe Boozell said of Lamson Park;
A nice touch at Lamson Park: in 2006, the left and right field foul lines were adorned by brick wall.
The Ragin’ Cajuns’ stadium has come a long way. Thirty years ago, the land on which Lamson Park was built was a pasture filled with barns and cattle. Now, it’s one of the most iconic venues in college softball, holding almost 3,000 people. Lamson Park has a 50-seat stadium club and underwent a $2.1 million renovation between 2009-11. It’s a great place to take in a game.
Originally known as Lady Cajun Park, the facility changed it’s name to Ragin’ Cajuns Softball Park in 2002, and then to Alfred and Helen Lamson Park in 2006.
Lamson Park did indeed go through a $2.1 million renovation from 2009-11.
Host to 11 NCAA Regionals, along with one NCAA Super Regional throughout it’s history, the Cajuns have compiled an astounding all-time record of 772-110 at Lamson Park, including a 30-5 mark in 2017.
Lamson Park, and the UL softball fans are always one of the best parts of any season.