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Wacky Finish as Cajuns Beat GSU to Advance to SBC Semifinal

Posted: 3:43 PM, May 10, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-30 17:30:57-04

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LAFAYETTE – 21st-ranked Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Softball captured a 2-1 walk-off win over Georgia State on Thursday to advance in the winner’s bracket of the Sun Belt Softball Tournament at Lamson Park.
 
Louisiana (37-13) snapped a 1-all tie after Kelli Martinez and Kara Gremillion ignited a two-out rally in the seventh inning with back-to-back singles. Martinez scored on the very next play when the Panthers (31-23) attempted a force out at second, but Gremillion slid into the bag before the throw to keep the inning alive.
 
It was the fourth walk-off win of the season and 13th come-from-behind win for the Ragin’ Cajuns. Louisiana erased a 1-0 deficit in the sixth inning when Jolie Readeaux delivered a pinch-hit RBI single which plated Martinez.
 
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No. 21 Louisiana advanced to the winner’s bracket final of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament at 11 a.m. on Friday. The Ragin’ Cajuns will face Texas State (40-13) for a spot in Saturday’s championship game.