Summer Ellyson Strikes Out The Lady Bears, Cajuns Win
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns played host to the Baylor Lady Bears on Monday night as the two teams split two games earlier in the year in the Baylor Invitational.
Summer Ellyson got the ball in this one and she did not disappoint. At one point throughout this game, she recorded fifteen straight outs via the strikeout!
However, she was put in a little bit of a hole early as she surrendered a solo home run to the Baylor first baseman Goose McGlaun.
Fortunately, that would be the only run Baylor would be able to muster in this one and the Cajun offense was able to do enough to provide some run support.
That run support began in the third inning where they got a Keeli Milligan aided run. She began the inning with a single, stole second, advanced to third on a wild pitch and Kara Gremillion was able to bring her home with a ground ball to second base. That knotted the game at one.
The game wouldn't be tied for long as in the fourth inning Julie Rawls singled and advanced to second on a ground ball out. From there, Kourtney Gremillion was able to pick up the run when she slapped a single up the middle that ricocheted off the pitcher and then off the second baseman. 2-1 UL.
Finally, in the sixth inning, they added two insurance runs on a misplay by the Baylor infield and an infield RBI single from Raina O'Neal. 4-1 UL.
The insurance was very necessary as Baylor was able to threaten in the top of the seventh but not able to push any runs across giving Louisiana a 4-1 win.
With the win, Summer Ellyson improves to 13-3 and the team improves to 19-3 overall. Summer was exceptional in this one as she pitched a complete game, allowed only three hits, one run, two walks, 17 strikeouts and threw 116 pitches.
At the bat, it was Julie Rawls who led the way. She went a perfect 3-3, scored two runs, and smoked a double in the contest. Keeli Milligan was also good as she went 2-3 with a run and a stolen base.
Up next will be a date with in-state rival Nicholls on Wednesday, March, 13th at 6 p.m.