Sophomores Sydney Bourg and Taylor Lockwood are leaving the LSU softball team, they announced in separate statements on their personal Twitter accounts.
Bourg tweeted the news late Tuesday night. Lockwood tweeted Wednesday morning.
The two reserve players join junior pitcher Baylee Corbello, who made a similar announcement on Twitter on Tuesday evening, parting ways with a program that just last Sunday repeated as a Women’s College World Series semifinalist.
A team spokesman declined to comment.
“Thank you LSU for giving me the best 2 years I could have asked for,” Bourg said in the message she posted on Twitter. “ ... I have decided that God has opened up another door for me and my time at LSU will come to an end.”
Lockwood posted a picture of her preparing for an at-bat, along with the message: “Thank you LSU! Sure gonna miss ya, but excited to see what’s next.”
None of the three players explicitly stated she intends to transfer to another program, though Lockwood in a separate tweet said she has “a few options and will decide this summer.”
Bourg began the season as a front-runner to fill the outfield spot vacated by AJ Andrews, the only everyday player the Tigers lost from their 2015 squad. But Bourg fell behind in the pecking order. The Slidell native made only one of her 13 starts at second base, where she played 21 of LSU’s final 23 games as a freshman.
She hit .222 while appearing in 25 games as a sophomore.
Lockwood, a Walker High graduate, did not make a start but was often called upon as a pinch runner. She picked up only one hit in five at-bats for a .200 batting average this season, the same numbers she posted as a freshman.