The 5th-ranked Louisiana Ragin’ Cajun softball team continues to rank at the top in the latest Sun Belt Conference hitting and pitching statistics, after nine weeks of play.

Offensively, Louisiana is batting a .347 as a team, which ranks first, 43 percentage points ahead of UT-Arlington, who comes in second, hitting a .306.

The Cajuns also lead the league in home runs, with 77, 28 ahead of Troy, who has 49.

UL is also tops in the conference in runs scored (286), on-base percentage (.456), and slugging percentage (.659), while also leading the leading the way with a .973 fielding percentage.

Pitching-wise, Louisiana is tops in the league, currently sporting an overall combined 1.52 team ERA., ahead of South Alabama, who ranks second, with a 2.11 ERA.

Individually, UL senior catcher Lexie Elkins is the leader in two of the three major offensive categories, leading the conference in hitting (.538), and home runs (17), while also ranking at the top in on-base percentage (.648) and slugging percentage (1.263).

Elkins is injured, and out indefinitely.

Hannah Day of Troy leads the conference in runs batted in, with 54, while Georgia Southern's Morgan Robinson has 43.

ULM’s Rochelle Roberts ranks second in hitting (.515), while Day has 15 homers, 2 behind Elkins.

Roberts currently has 32 stolen bases, to lead the way in that department.

In the pitching department, Devin Brown of South Alabama leads the way with a 1.42 ERA. and 226 strikeouts, while Louisiana's Alex Stewart has 17 victories, to top that category

The Cajuns lead the way in the conference standings, sporting a 13-1 league mark, while South Alabama is 12-2, one game behind.

Georgia Southern is 9-3, good enough for third place, Troy is in fourth place, at 6-6.

ULM is currently in fifth place, at 5-10, while UT-Arlington, Texas St., and Georgia St. are all tied for sixth place, at 4-8.

Appalachian St. is in the cellar, with a 2-13 league mark.

Louisiana is back in action on Saturday, when they travel to Gainsville, Florida, to take on the top-ranked Florida Gators in a doubleheader, representing the first two games of a three-game, weekend, non-conference series.