UL Softball Sweeps Doubleheader From Georgia St.
The 10th-ranked Louisiana Ragin’ Cajun softball team swept a doubleheader from the Georgia St. Panthers on Saturday afternoon at Lamson Park, winning the first game, 10-2, before taking the nightcap, 8-0.
The two wins also gave Louisiana a sweep of the three-game, weekend, Sun Belt Conference series, after defeating Georgia St., 10-1, in the series opener on Friday night
The two victories, both via the mercy-rule, also extended UL's current win streak to four games, while extending Georgia St.'s current losing streak to eight games.
In the opener the Cajuns outhit Georgia St., 9-6, as they cruised to the 10-2 mercy-rule victory.
At the plate for Louisiana, Lexie Elkins and Kelli Martinez each collected two hits apiece, while Elkins and Kelsey Vincent both homered, as the Cajuns scored double-digit runs for the fifth time in their last six games.
Alex Stewart recorded her eighth win of the year without a defeat, allowing six hits and no walks, while striking out ten.
Eron Milton (1-3) suffered the loss for the Panthers, allowing seven runs over four innings pitched.
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Louisiana jumped on top early in the second game, scoring five runs in the first innings, four of them coming courtesy of a grand slam home run off the bat of Vincent, as they grabbed an early 5-0 lead.
The Cajuns added two more runs in the bottom half of the second inning, when Shellie Landry and Elkins hit back-to-back home runs, extending their lead to 8-0.
That was a lead the Cajuns would not relinquish as they went on to the 8-0 mercy-rule win in five innings, their third-consecutive mercy-rule win in the sweep over the Panthers.
Elkins led the way at the plate for Louisiana, who outand three RBI's, outhit Georgia St., 8-3, in the second game, going 3-for-3, with a homers, while Landry and Vincent also homered.
Jordan Wallace (12-2) picked-up the win in the circle, allowing only two hits over three shutout innings, while Taylor Thorpe (11-3) suffered the loss.
With the two wins, Louisiana improved to 30-5, overall, and 15-3 in Sun Belt Conference play, while Georgia St. fell to 23-15, and 5-7, respectively.
The Cajuns return to action on Friday night, hosting Baylor in the opening game of a three-game, weekend, non-conference series.