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UL Softball's Brittany Holland completes long return to diamond

Finishes with 4 RBI in tourney after 2-year injury
Posted at 12:51 AM, Feb 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-10 01:52:29-05

LAFAYETTE - Season ending injuries are always crushing in sports. Not only because it hurts to not play the game you love, but also because of the grueling road ahead in rehab.

For Ragin' Cajuns 3rd baseman Brittany Holland, she's had to endure this blow twice. After playing 3 games in 2018, Holland suffered a knee injury that forced her out for the season. Then in 2019, a knee injury in the preseason again sidelined her for the season.

"It was hard. I went through a lot of day where I was like why am I doing this," Holland admitted. "Most people would've gave up. Most people would've quit. But everyday I'm like there's a reason for it."

The UL sophomore made her return this weekend at the Louisiana Classics and made the most of her opportunity. In 2 games, Holland finishing 2-3 at the plate, with a grand slam in Saturday's run-rule victory over UTSA.

"It's been a really long journey," Holland said. "The past 2 years it's been work work work. My dad says work while you wait. So everyday it's been a grind."

"Holland it was her turn to play there," Head Coach Gerry Glasco said. "When we were talking about the resilient kids that would get out there and compete. We thought she was one of the ones that would and she did."