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Cajuns up to no. 10 in latest coaches poll

Posted at 4:16 PM, Feb 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-19 22:34:56-05

LAFAYETTE (Press Release) – Last weekend Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Softball (11-0) remained unbeaten. On Tuesday, the team climbed higher in the Top 25 rankings for a second straight week.

Louisiana joined the Top 10 of the USA Today/NFCA poll, rising three spots up to No. 10 in the Week 2 listing. It’s the Ragin’ Cajuns first appearance inside the Top 10 since 2016.

The Ragin’ Cajuns inched closer to the Top 10 of the Softball poll, checking in at No. 11 this week.

USA Today/NFCA Top 25 poll Softball Top 25 poll

The movement continues Louisiana’s rise from the preseason rankings of No. 15 in the NFCA poll and No. 18 in the ESPN/USA Softball poll.

Gerry Glasco’s squad is coming off a 7-0 week, which featured a doubleheader sweep of Pac-12 foe California, that wrapped up a season-opening, 11-game homestand. Summer Ellyson led the charge in the circle claiming five victories while the offense punctuated the performance with a season-high four home runs vs. SFA in the Louisiana Classics championship game.

No. 10/11 Louisiana travels to Waco, Texas for the Baylor Invitational set for Friday-Sunday, Feb. 22-24 at Getterman Stadium on the Baylor University campus. There the Ragin’ Cajuns will face No. 21/22 Baylor, Kent State and North Texas.

The Ragin’ Cajuns open tournament play on Friday facing Kent State at 12:30 p.m. and Baylor at 5:30 p.m., then wrap up round robin play on Saturday with North Texas at 10 a.m., all games airing on SportsRadio ESPN 1420-AM. Bracket play begins Saturday afternoon with matchups determined by round robin results.

Week            NFCA    ESPN/USA
Preseason          15            18
Feb. 12-18         13            13
Feb. 19-25         10            11