LAFAYETTE (Press Release) – A 6-0 season-opening weekend, punctuated by a sweep of Pac-12 foe Cal, has lifted Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Softball into a higher slot in both the USA Today/NFCA and ESPN.com/USA Softball poll.
Louisiana moved up two spots from its preseason ranking in the NFCA poll, climbing to No. 13.
The Ragin’ Cajuns made their largest gain in the ESPN.com/USA Softball ranking, rising up five spots from their preseason selection to No. 13 in the Week 1 edition.
Louisiana opened the 2019 season, the second campaign under Gerry Glasco’s guidance, last weekend with dominant pitching performances and powerful swings in outscoring foes 65-4 in the Ragin’ Cajuns Classic at Lamson Park.
Seven different players contributed at least one home run, led by three from Lexie Comeaux and two from Raina O’Neal, as the offense generated 10 homers and 25 total extra base hits.
In the pitching circle, Summer Ellyson posted four wins and yielded only four runs in 25 innings and freshman Kandra Lambstarted off her collegiate career with back-to-back no-hitters.
No. 13 Louisiana returns to Lamson Park on Friday in the opening round of the 33rd Annual Louisiana Classics facing Jackson State at 4 p.m. and Austin Peay at 6:30 p.m. Both games will air on SportsRadio ESPN 1420-AM and be streamed live at RaginCajuns.com/Watch .
The tournament, which begins with round robin before bracket play starts Saturday afternoon, closes out the Ragin’ Cajuns’ season-opening, 11-game homestand.
SEASON TICKETS AVAILABLE
• Season tickets, beginning at $100, are available online at RaginCajuns.com using Account Manager, by calling the Louisiana Athletics Ticket Office at (337) 265-2170 or by visiting the ticket office in person Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and extended hours during Ragin’ Cajuns basketball events.
• Fans who purchase season tickets receive priority access for any potential NCAA postseason games held at Lamson Park.
• For information on premium seating and parking at Lamson Park, contact the Ragin’ Cajuns Athletic Foundation (RCAF) at (337) 851-2903. General admission parking at Cajun Field will be free for all games during the 2019 season.
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