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Layton Berard Dedicates Baseball Career to His Late Girlfriend

Breaux Bridge, LA (KADN) — Breaux Bridge senior left fielder Layton Berard is staying optimistic despite having his baseball season halted because of COVID-19. It is difficult, but not compared to what he has already been through. His girlfriend Grace Gonsoulin died in a car accident at just 17.

“We were on our way to my brother’s baseball game on May 19th, we were on our way to my brother’s baseball game and we got on a head-on collision.”

Layton was in the front seat and his best friend Gavin was in the backseat. It took Layton nine months to recover. He missed football season so missing baseball too is hard.

I was stuck in a hospital room or a month. I had no control over anything,” Layton said.

I’ve learned a lot of different lessons. Tell people that you love them.

Every time Layton takes the field he does so celebrating Grace’s memory. He writes, “Love you so Big,” on his cleats.