UL Softball Sweeps Doubleheader From Baylor
The 9th-raked Louisiana Ragin' Cajun softball team captured a big non-conference doubleheader sweep at Lamson Park on Saturday afternoon, defeating the 13th-ranked Baylor Bears by scores of 3-1 and 12-2.
On Senior Day, Louisiana won the first game, 3-1, despite being outhit, 3-2, before scoring 12 runs in the bottom half of the fourth inning to win game two in five-inning mercy-rule fashion.
In the first game, Louisiana got on the scoreboard first, in the bottom half of the first inning, when Hayley Hayden walked, before Lexie Elkins homered, giving them a quick 2-0 lead.
Baylor score their only run in the top half of the fourth inning, when Sarah Smith hit a solo home run, trimming the UL advantage to 2-1.
The Cajuns added an insurance run in the bottom half of the fourth inning, scoring a run without the benefit of a hit, with three walks and a hit batter, to extend the lead to 3-1.
That wrapped-up the scoring, as Louisiana went to on capture the one-run victory, despite being outhit, 3-2.
Jordan Wallace (13-2) recorded the win in the circle, allowing three hits, on run, and one walk, while striking out 8 batters.
Heather Stearns (13-6) suffered the loss for he Bears, allowing only two hits, along with three runs, three walks, and 8 strikeouts.
Baylor scored the first two runs of the second game, in the top half of the third inning, when Smith was by a pitch with two outs, before Shelby Friudenberg belted a two-run homer, giving the Bears a 2-0 lead.
The score stayed way until the bottom half of the fourth inning, when Louisiana unloaded for 12 runs, sending 17 hitters to the plate, while collecting 8 hits.
Kelsey Vincent provided the pop n the inning, blasting a three-run homer.
Alex Stewart (9-0) recorded the win in the circle for Louisiana, pitching two shutout innings, while Kendall Potts suffered the loss for Baylor, allowing 8 runs over 3.2 innings.
With the two wins, the Cajuns improved to 32-5 on the season, while Baylor fell to 29-9.
Louisiana closes out their 2015 home schedule on Wednesday night, hosting Houston in a non-conference single game.