UL Softball Blanks Northwestern St., 3-0
Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajun softball team was victorious in the opening day of the Baton Rouge NCAA Regional on Friday, defeating the Northwestern St. Demons, 3-0, at Tiger Park.
Louisiana, playing in their 15th-consecutive post-season regional, and their 23rd in the last 24 years, scored in the bottom half of the opening inning, when Sara Corbello drew a bases-loaded walk, scoring Nerissa Myers, to give them a 1-0 lead.
The game stayed that way until the bottom of the fourth, when Sarah Draheim delivered a clutch two-out single, scoring Myers, to extend the UL lead to 2-0.
The Cajuns tacked on an insurance run in the bottom half of the sixth inning, when Shellie Landry singled, driving home pinch runner Meagan Thomas, to make it 3-0.
That was more than enough for sophomore right-hander Jordan Wallace, who secured her 29th win of the year, agianst only seven defeats, as she twirled a one-hit shutout, while walking six, and striking out 11.
Kylie Roos (17-9) suffered the loss for Northwestern St.
With the win, the Cajuns improved to 44-13 on the year, while the Demons dropped to 40-14.
Louisiana advances to winners bracket play, taking on the regional host, and the #9 national-seed LSU Tigers, on Saturday at noon.
You can hear all the play-by-play action on Sports Radio ESPN 1420, and espn1420.com, beginning with the pre-game show at 11:40 am.