This weekend I have the fortune to work for the University of Texas A&M who needed a photographer to cover the weekend NCAA Regional softball tournament hosted by LSU at Tiger Park. Today was my first time working directly for a university, but I have worked for some high schools, and basically the coverage would be based mostly on what Texas A&M would be doing on the field.
The softball regional began on Friday, but I was set to shoot until Saturday’s games, A&M lost in their Friday game against Louisiana Lafayette so one more loss and they are out. Today action started with McNeese State who lost to LSU on Friday and would face elimination from the tournament against Texas A&M on Saturday.
It was a close game but Texas A&M freshman pitcher, Melissa Dumezich threw a complete game in the 2-0 shut out against McNeese State that set up a game against the LSU Lady Tigers later that evening. The Lady Tigers would also face Dumezich on the mound and went on to lose in a 1-0 shut out. Check out a few of my favorite images from today’s action, I’ll start with a few photos from game two where Texas A&M eliminated LSU from the NCAA tournament.
May 22, 2010; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; Texas A&M pitcher, Melissa Dumezich celebrates following a 1-0 win over LSU during a NCAA Regional softball game at Tiger Park.
Here are a few more shots of Dumezich from the same sequence of images.
May 22, 2010; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; Texas A&M catcher, Meagan May (13) celebrates with teammates at home plate following a homerun during a 1-0 win over LSU in the NCAA Regional softball game at Tiger Park.
May 22, 2010; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; Texas A&M short stop Macie Morrow catches the ball as LSU base runner Lirsten Shortridge (14) slides into second base for a steal during a NCAA Regional softball game at Tiger Park.
Here are some of my selected shots from the first game of the evening.
Here is a look at the Texas A&M website and how a few of the photos were used by the school.