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|LaSyone enjoys time as LSU batgirl|
If Aubrie LaSyone were a concession stand food, what would she be?
"Nachos, because I'm cheesy."
It may sound like a cheesy question, but LaSyone's answer to that question was one of the reasons she spent her sophomore year at LSU as a batgirl.
"There was an ad in the Reviele (school player) about filling out an application," LaSyone said. "I was called in for an interview. They asked me why I wanted to be a batgirl and I told them it was because I love baseball and LSU and I wanted to be involved. Then they asked some silly questions such as if you were a concession stand food what would you be."
LaSyone was one of 13 batgirls on this year's teams. Their duties include selling programs, rotating every three innings retrieving bats for LSU or the visiting team, bringing baseball to the umpires, retrieving foul balls in the outfield or bringing water to the umpires.
"The first year was really amazing, especially being the first year in the new Alex Box," LaSyone said. "It was incredible just being on the field."
And the best part?
I like selling the programs and interacting with the fans," LaSyone said. "They are all really nice and dedicated. And, of course I love sitting on the field and being a part of all the excitement."
LSU head coach Paul Mainieri is certainly appreciative of the batgirls.
"There's a lot of tradition at LSU and a lot of it has to do with what's on the field and the size of the crowd," Mainieri said. "But the batgirls are a very important part of our program. I can guarantee you our coaches and players do not overlook them. We really appreciate their dedication and effort."
LaSyone will not be going to Omaha. Only four girls are chosen, and the captain and co-captain are automatically two of them.
"I really didn't think I would be going my first year," she said. "But I would certainly love it even just to watch."
LaSyone was working the first game of the Super Regional when LSU defeated Rice Friday. She attended the games in the stands on Saturday.
"It was so loud when the team came out on Friday," she said. "And it was awesome when they won it on Saturday."
LaSyone said she was nervous during her first few games serving as a batgirl.
"I was worried I would go out at the wrong time," she said. "But it's really not that hard."
LaSyone said none of the players have any quirks or superstitions that she knows of.
"They might, but they don't let us know," she said.
LaSyone, who is majoring in public relations, said she hopes to serve as a batgirl her final two years.
"I've really enjoyed it and it's a lot of fun," she said. "And Coach Mainieri is amazing. He's one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet. I think we can win it all. I would love to go, just as a fan. But I will certainly be watching."
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