RAGIN' CAJUNS SOFTBALL: Ragin' Cajuns Ranked in Preseason National Polls
LAFAYETTE – Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Softball will open the 2018 season ranked in both of the major national polls.
The Ragin’ Cajuns are ranked No. 22 in the preseason USA Today/NFCA poll and No. 24 in the preseason ESPN.com/USA Softball poll, both released on Tuesday.
Louisiana is preseason ranked in the USA Today/NFCA poll for the 15th straight season (2004-18). The Ragin' Cajuns have now been ranked in every preseason version of the ESPN.com/USA Softball poll, which debuted in 2006.
The Ragin’ Cajuns are set to begin the 2018 season on Thursday, Feb. 8 at 5 p.m. vs. Samford at Lamson Park. The contest kicks off the Mardi Gras Classic and starts a season-opening, 15-game homestand that runs through Feb. 25.
The 2018 season marks the first for Louisiana with head coach Gerry Glasco, formerly the associate head coach at Auburn, Texas A&M and Georgia, who was named the fourth head coach of the Ragin' Cajuns on Nov. 20, 2017.
Senior Kelli Martinez and All-Sun Belt performers Lexie Comeaux and Kara Gremillion headline the returning position players. Senior Kylee Jo Trahan is the veteran of a pitching staff of eight arms, while Oklahoma transfer Alissa Dalton and JUCO All-American Brittany Holland highlight the group of newcomers.
Season tickets, beginning at $101 for outfield seating, are currently on sale and can be purchased by phone at (337) 265-2357, online at RaginCajuns.com using Account Manager, or by visiting the Cajundome Box Office in-person Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.