The first day of the 2017 Sun Belt Conference Softball Championship is complete, and two teams are heading home.

The first two games on Wednesday were elimination games, with 5th-seeded UTA defeating 8th-seeded Coastal Carolina, 9-1, before 7th-seeded ULM eliminated 6th-seeded Georgia Southern, 5-4.

The final two games of the play on Wednesday marked the beginning of the double-elimination part of the bracket, with 4th-seed South Alabama shutting out UTA, 5-0, prior to 3rd-seeded Georgia St. downing ULM, 5-2.

The Louisiana Ragin' Cajun softball team returns to action on Thursday, in the second day of play in the 2017 Sun Belt Conference Tournament in Troy, Alabama.

Louisiana, the top-seed, drew an opening day bye, and will take on South Alabama at 10 am.

You can hear all the play-by-play action on ESPN 1420 & espn142.com, beginning with the pregame show at 9:45 am

The Cajuns, the regular season champions, finished the regular season at 42-6, overall, and 23-1 in Sun Belt Conference play.

Louisiana swept a three-game series from South Alabama back in late March in Mobile, Alabama, winning by scores of 8-3, 4-2, and 9-4.

View the results of Wednesday action, plus the day two schedule, below:

WEDNESDAY:

(5) UTA 9, (8) Coastal Carolina 1 (Coastal Carolina eliminated)
(7) ULM 5, (6) Georgia Southern 4 (Georgia Southern eliminated)
(4) South Alabama 5, UTA 0
(3) Georgia St. 5, ULM 2

THURSDAY:

(1) Louisiana vs. South Alabama (10 am)
(2) Texas St. vs. Georgia St. (12:30 pm)
ULM vs. Louisiana/South Alabama loser (3 pm)
UTA vs. Texas St./Georgia St. loser (5:30 pm)

View the complete tournament bracket here.