UL Softball Downs Southeastern Louisiana
The 21st-ranked Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns recorded a non-conference victory on Wednesday evening.
Louisiana went to Hammond, Louisiana and knocked off the Southeastern Louisiana Lions, 13-2, in 6-inning mercy-rule fashion.
UL, who hit a season-high three home runs, scored 13-unanswered runs, and also collected at least ten hits for the 4th-consecutive game.
The match-up was the final game of a 6-game road trip for the Cajuns, who went 3-3 on the swing.
The triumph was the second this season for the Cajuns over Southeastern Louisiana, after blanking the Lions, 4-0, at Lamson Park back in February.
The win moved UL's road record to 7-5 this season.
Southeastern Louisiana got on the scoreboard first, scoring two runs in the bottom half of the first inning, on a run-scoring single by Mahalia Gibson and a sacrifice-fly off the bat of Rebecca Skains, to give them a quick 2-0 lead.
Louisiana took the lead in the top half of the second inning, scoring four runs on five hits, including a run-scoring double by Casidy Chaumont, as well as RBI singles off the bats of Kelli Martinez and Alissa Dalton, to grab a 4-2 edge.
The Cajuns extended their lead in the top half of the 4th inning, scoring twice more, courtesy of back-to-back home runs by Kalyn Watts, her second of the season, and Kourtney Gremillion, her third, to make it 6-2.
Louisiana put the game away in the top half of the 6th inning, scoring 7 more runs, including a two-run homer by Jolie Readeaux, the first of her collegiate career, and a two-run triple by Watts, to widen their lead to 13-2.
That would be all UL would need, as they went on to the 6-inning, 11-run mercy-rule triumph.
Louisiana, who outhit Southeastern Louisiana, 14-4, was paced at the plate by Kourtney Gremillion, who went 4-for-4, to go along with a homer, two runs scored, and three runs batted in, while Watts and Rodeaux both homered.
Kylee Jo Trahan (4-1) recorded the win in the circle for the Cajuns, pitching 4.0 innings, while allowing two runs on three hits.
Rachel Hayes (9-7) suffered the loss for the Lions, allowing 6 runs on 9 hits over 3.1 innings of work.
View the game box score here.
With the victory, Louisiana improved to 26-10, overall, while Southeastern Louisiana fell to 23-16.
The Cajuns return to action on Saturday, when they play host to the Texas St. Bobcats in a Sun Belt Conference doubleheader at Lamson Park beginning at 2 pm.