ULL’s Jordan Wallace to try out for national softball team

LAFAYETTE — University of Louisiana at Lafayette pitcher Jordan Wallace has accepted an invitation to attend the 2013 USA Softball Women’s National Team Selection Camp, as announced by the ASA of America and USA Softball, Monday afternoon.

The tryouts will run from June 10-12 in Oklahoma City at the ASA Hall of Fame Complex. The final roster will be announced June 14, giving the team a month to prepare for the World Cup.

“I am very thankful for the opportunity to tryout and have a chance to represent my country,” Wallace said of the invitation. “I want to go in there, and represent Louisiana softball and earn a spot.”

Wallace is one of six sophomores among the 32 players who will be competing for 17 spots on the roster.

“It definitely helps me (for next season),” Wallace said. “I’m about to face the best hitters in the game, and that will prepare me for my next two years here.”

Wallace went 32-9 with 382 strikeouts and a 1.70 ERA and helped the Cajuns to their second straight NCAA super regional appearance.

If selected, Wallace will compete in three separate events in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. The team opens with the World Cup of Softball VIII, on July 11-14, in Oklahoma City. Team USA will then travel to Surrey, British Columbia, to compete in the Canadian Open Fast Pitch International Championship from July 16-22, and finish their tour in San Juan, Puerto Rico for the International Softball Federation (ISF) Women’s World Championship/Pan American Games qualifier from August 5-18.

ULL’s Christi Orgeron played with the national team in 2011 and 2012.