Cajuns Landry Named Sun Belt Pitcher of the Week
For the second time in the last three weeks, Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns pitcher Sam Landry is the Sun Belt Conference's Pitcher of the Week.
Landry, a freshman from Mont Belvieu, Texas, gave two spectacular performances last weekend at Lamson Park to help lead the Cajuns to a three-game sweep of Troy. Those wins are keeping the Cajuns within one game of first place in the Sun Belt standings with a three-game series against conference-leading South Alabama coming up this weekend.
The Sun Belt Conference's citation of Landry's accomplishments is as follows:
Ragin’ Cajuns’ freshman pitcher Sam Landry claimed two of the three victories in Louisiana’s series sweep of Troy, limiting the Trojans – who were ranked second in the conference in batting average – to a single run, four hits and a .089 average over 13 innings in the circle. Landry also posted 10 strikeouts during the series on the way to keeping her undefeated starting record (now 7-0) in league play intact and helping Louisiana solidify its spot near the top of the Sun Belt Conference standings. In Friday’s matchup with Troy’s Leanna Johnson, Landry struck out eight, held the Trojans scoreless through the fifth inning and surrendered just three hits in the 7-1 triumph. In Sunday’s series finale, Landry survived an early threat from the Trojans, who had runners at first and third with no outs in the first inning, by inducing three consecutive outs and then went on to pitch no-hit softball the remainder of the game in collecting her third complete-game shutout (second in Sun Belt play). Landry collected two wins in a weekend series for the third time and lowered her conference-only ERA to 1.15 through 42 2/3 innings pitched.
Landry is one of two Cajuns pitchers to win Sun Belt Pitcher of the Week honors this year. Meghan Schorman won the honor in Week 4 of the season. The only other Cajun to earn conference honors this season is Taylor Roman, who won the Sun Belt Player of the Week Award in Week 1.