Season Comes To An End For UL Softball
The 2013 college softball season came to an end for Louisiana's Ragin' Cajuns on Saturday afternoon, after falling to the Michigan Wolverines in the third and decisive game of a best-of-three game NCAA Super Regional series in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
After losing the series opener on Friday, 4-3, in eight innings, Louisiana forced an if necessary game, winning game two on Saturday, 5-0, before falling in the final game, 2-1.
In the first game on Saturday, the Cajuns scored the first run of the game in the bottom half of the fourth inning, when Sarah Draheim belted a solo home run, before Sara Corbello blasted a two-run homer three batters later, giving UL a 3-0 advantage.
Louisiana added two insurance runs in the bottom half of the sixth inning, as Draheim hit another solo home run, before UL added an unearned run, to make it 5-0.
That was all that Jordan Wallace needed, as the sophomore right-hander twirled her fourth shutout of the post-season, and the Cajuns went on the the 5-0 win.
Wallace allowed only three hits, while walking four, and striking out 11.
Wallace (32-8) recorded the win, while Sarah Driesenga (29-7) suffered the loss.
In the third and decisive game, Louisiana again struck first in the fourth inning, when Shellie Landry singled home Sarah Draheim with two outs, making it 1-0.
Michigan came through in the bottom half of the fifth inning however, as Ashely Lane doubled with two outs, giving the Wolverines a 2-1 lead, and the eventual 1-0 win.
Driesenga (30-7) was the winning pitcher in the third game, while Wallace (32-9) was the tough luck loser.
With the win, Michigan improved to 50-11, and advances to the Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, while Louisiana ends their season with a record of 47-15.