UL Softball Sweeps Doubleheader From Georgia Southern
The 7th-ranked Louisiana Ragin’ Cajun softball team swept a Sun Belt Conference doubleheader from the Georgia Southern Eagles on Tuesday at Lamson Park , winning the first game, 12-1, in five innings, before taking the second game, 9-0, in six innings.
The two wins also gave Louisiana a three-game, Sun Belt Conference sweep over Georgia Southern, after winning the first game of the series, 8-2, on Monday night.
The Cajuns are off to a perfect 6-0 start in their current nine-game homestand.
The sweep of the twinbill extended UL’s current home win streak to 27-consecutive games, the longest win streak at Lamson Park since the 2011-2012 seasons, when the Cajuns won 39-straight home games.
In the opener, Georgia Southern scored a run in the top half of the firs inning, before Louisiana scored 8-unanswered runs, to secure the 12-1, five-inning, mercy-rule win.
The Cajuns, who out-hit the Eagles, 12-4, were led at the plate by Hayley Hayden, who went 3-for-3 with a run scored and two runs batted in, while Lexie Elkins, Leandra Maly, and D.J. Sanders collected two hits apiece.
Christina Hamilton (6-1) recorded the victory, allowing one run on four hits, over three innings of work.
Kierra Camp (4-6) suffered the loss for Georgia Southern, allowing ten hits, eight runs, and three walks.
In the second game, Louisiana had three multi-run innings, scoring three in the third, two in the fifth, and four in the sixth, the wrap-up the doubleheader, and series sweep.
The Cajuns, who out-hit the Eagles, 11-3, were paced at the plate by Elkins, who went 3-for-4, including two homers, and four RBI's, while Hayden and Samantha Walsh both added homers in the route.
Jordan Wallace (11-1) picked-up the win for Louisiana, the 84th of her career, which ties her for fourth on the all-time UL list, tossing six shutout innings, while fanning 8 batters.
Brooke Red (4-9) suffered the loss for the Eagles, allowing 8 runs on 10 hits.
With the doubleheader sweep, Louisiana improved to 23-3, overall, and 8-1 in Sun Belt Conference play, while Georgia Southern dropped to 6-19, and 0-6, respectively.
The Cajuns return to action on Saturday afternoon, when they play host to the Troy Trojans in a doubleheader, representing the first two games of a three-game, weekend, Sun Belt Conference series.