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Cajuns open final homestand Friday

Posted at 11:58 PM, Apr 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-26 00:58:59-04

LAFAYETTE (Press Release) – No. 8 Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Softball concludes the home portion of its season schedule Friday-Sunday, April 26-28 hosting Coastal Carolina in a three-game Sun Belt series at Yvette Girouard Field at Lamson Park.

Louisiana (43-4, 21-0) will honor its 2019 senior class prior to the first pitch of Sunday’s contest. The group includes: Lexie Comeaux, Alison Deville, Kara Gremillion and Keeli Milligan.

The weekend series is the first of only two remaining in the regular season. The Ragin’ Cajuns have already clinched the SBC championship and the No. 1 seed for the conference tournament.

Louisiana started the season’s stretch run on Wednesday with a 7-2 win at Louisiana Tech which extended the team’s current winning streak to 20 games.

During the 20-game win streak, which began March 22 at South Alabama, the Ragin’ Cajuns are hitting .349, outscoring foes 142-34, have posted 50 extra base hits and Summer Ellyson is 13-0 with a 0.84 ERA.

Coastal Carolina (33-15, 11-10 Sun Belt), similar to Louisiana, can hit for power. The Chanticleers lead the Sun Belt with 74 home runs led by the duo of Kassidy Smith (13) and Courtney Dean (12).

Louisiana seeks to extend its record start to conference play and capture its eighth SBC series win in as many weekends. The program’s streak of consecutive league series won, which dates back to March 2013, stands at 53 straight – the longest active streak in the nation.