Ascension Catholic's Abigail Landry is one of the parish's 10 softball players to watch in 2017.

The season is right around the corner for the parish’s softball squads.

Last year, two of the six high-school programs reached the LHSAA Softball Fast Pitch 56 state tournament. With the wealth of talent returning this season, that number may just increase.

Here is the first of the 10 Ascension softball players to watch in 2017:

Abigail Landry (Ascension Catholic)

Ascension Catholic was the parish team to have the most success in 2016 as they made a run to the state semifinals. Much of their accomplishments hinged on their consistent hitting. Abigail Landry had a big junior year from the plate. The first baseman was a tough out all season as she earned first-team all-district and second-team All-Parish honors.