LAFAYETTE – Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Softball added a versatile athlete to its 2020 roster on Monday as head coach Gerry Glasco announced the addition ofGeana Torres.
Torres, a rising sophomore, is a utility player who spent the 2019 season at Missouri.
A member of the 2017 Puerto Rican Junior National Team, Torres batted .294 over 39 appearances in her collegiate debut campaign. Nearly half of her hits went for extra bases.
“Geana has a very pure left-handed swing and also has the potential to develop into a very dangerous power hitter,” Glasco stated. “She will provide us with added depth at several key positions, as she can catch, play the outfield or cover first base if needed.”
The Rochester, N.H., product worked her way into the Mizzou lineup during the 2019 season, garnering 29 starts (11 in SEC play) and appeared in all games at the NCAA Los Angeles Regional. She collected 20 hits, powered by five doubles and four home runs, and served as designated player.
Over her four-year prep career at Spaulding High School, Torres hit .460 with 92 hits, 56 runs, 66 RBI, a .505 on-base percentage and .695 slugging percentage. Her impressive club level numbers included a .500-plus average, 40 home runs and an RBI total which exceeded 200.
In the appearance with the PRJNT at the 2017 Women’s Softball World Championship, she hit .344 with eight runs scored and three RBI over 29 at bats, playing left field or catcher and batting either second or third in the lineup. She helped lead the team to third place finish in the 26-team event.
Torres is the fourth transfer – and the third from a Power 5 program – to be added to Louisiana’s roster since the conclusion of the 2019 season. She joins fellow Missouri teammate Callie Martin (Jr., OF, Raymore, Mo.), Oregon’s Mia Camuso (Jr., IF, Redding, Calif.) and Miami Dade College transfer Melissa Mayeux(Jr., IF, Le Barcares, France) who were introduced on June 5 [ragincajuns.com].
During the 2019 season, Louisiana swept the Sun Belt Conference’s regular season and tournament championships, boasted a Top 10 national ranking, earned the program’s 21st consecutive NCAA tournament bid and recorded the first 50-win campaign since 2012.
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