LAFAYETTE — Seven student-athletes have signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Softball program beginning in the 2021 season, head coach Gerry Glasco announced on Wednesday.
The Ragin' Cajuns signed Mia Cantu (Spring, Texas/Klein Collins HS), Delaney Enlow (Versailles, Ky.,/Woodford County HS), Addie Lightner (Blue Springs, Mo./Blue Springs South HS), Hannah Nalley (Marion, Ill./Marion HS), Sophie Piskos (Paris, Tenn./The Baylor School), Kyleigh Sand (Chino, Calif./Norco HS) and Taylor Snow (Columbia, La./LaSalle HS).
"This group brings a lot of depth, and versatility, to almost every position," Glasco said. "We are adding a quality pitching prospect (Snow), a top defensive shortstop from the Corona Angels organization (Sand), a second baseman who hits from the left side (Nalley), an extremely powerful hitter (Enlow) who gives us more size and power at first base, a third baseman/catcher (Piskos) who runs well and has power, an outfielder with a great left-handed bat (Cantu), and a tremendous hitter (Lightner) who can play multiple positions, and pitch if needed.
"These are all additions that will help us maintain balance in our program in the upcoming seasons," Glasco added.
A member of Extra Innings Softball's "Extra Elite 100", Cantu was a repeat first team all-state selection for nationally ranked Klein Collins High in Spring, Texas as a junior in 2019. The team's two-time reigning Offensive Player of the Year finished with a .531 average and generated 77 hits, 47 RBI and 59 runs scored, serving as the leadoff hitter.
The production was a near carbon copy of her first team all-state showing as a sophomore in 2018 (.521 avg., 78 hits, 46 RBI, 61 runs). A heralded player throughout her prep career as a corner infielder and outfielder, Cantu was a Top 150-rated recruit by FloSoftball during her freshman season.
Enlow has been a two-sport star, lettering in softball and basketball, for Woodford (Ky.) High School. She's a two-time all-state selection as a corner infielder on the softball diamond, highlighted by first team honors during a junior season in which she sported a .414 average, belted 16 home runs and posted 60 RBI. It marked her second straight season hitting .400-plus and reaching double digits in home runs (hit 11 as a sophomore).
Lightner, who has pitched and hit for Blue Springs (Mo.) South High School, wrapped up her prep career this fall. She sported an 8-1 record and 1.72 ERA in the circle and a .398 average with five home runs and 32 RBI at the plate leading her to a third straight first team all-district honor. Projected as an infielder for the Ragin' Cajuns, Lightner is also a member of Extra Innings Softball's "Extra Elite 100".
A career .438 hitter, Lightner delivered 30-plus RBI each of her final three prep seasons. She departs Blue Springs as a two-time state champion and all-state selection (2018, 2019).
A shortstop at Marion (Ill.) High School, Nalley earned first team all-conference and all-region honors as well as third team all-state honors during her junior season. She set the school record for average as a freshman with a .560 mark, netted another .500-plus season last spring, and has generated 20-plus doubles all three seasons.
Piskos has helped lead The Baylor School of Chattanooga, Tenn., to back-to-back state titles in 2018 and 2019. During the timeframe she has sported a .482 average and produced 90-plus base hits and RBI. Projected as a catcher and third baseman, she is a two-time member of the Chattanooga Times Free Press Best of the Preps Team and was named to the 2019 Tennessee Sports Writers Association All-State Team.
Another prep shortstop making her way to Louisiana, Sand has competed at Norco (Calif.) High School and Ayala (Calif.) High School. Last season as a junior with Norco, she sported a .352 average in helping leading the team to the CIF Division 1 championship.
Prior to joining Norco, she posted a .375 average or higher in over 80 plate appearances both seasons at Ayala HS. Sand was a member of the Corona Angels Howard 16U which placed third at the Louisville Slugger Independence Day Tournament in June, and was also a member of Corona Angels Marty Tyson 14U, co-champions of the event in 2017.
Snow, a three-time first team all-state and all-district pitcher for LaSalle High School, was nominated for Extra Innings Softball's Top 100 rankings. She has pitched her team to three consecutive state championship game appearances, earning the title her freshman season.
As a junior, the accomplished hurler finished 25-4 with a 0.71 ERA and 215 strikeouts over 163 innings in the circle, and at the plate batted .405 with a team-best seven home runs and 39 RBI. The season was highlighted by 10 shutouts, four no-hitters and a perfect game in the circle.
A three-time All-CENLA selection and second team All-American choice of Extra Innings Softball, Snow has compiled 575 career strikeouts in her varsity career. She played select softball with Texas Glory winning an USA Softball/ASA 16U Gold National Championship.