UL Softball Leads Many SBC Statistical Categories
The 7th-ranked Louisiana Ragin’ Cajun softball team continues to rank at the top in the latest Sun Belt Conference hitting and pitching statistics, with only three weeks remaining in the regular season.
Offensively, Louisiana is batting a .336 as a team, which ranks first, 30 percentage points ahead of South Alabama, who comes in second, hitting a .306.
The Cajuns also lead the league in home runs, with 78, 29 ahead of Troy, who has 49.
UL is also tops in the conference in runs scored (288), on-base percentage (.444), and slugging percentage (.632), while also placing second, behind Texas St., with a .969 fielding percentage.
Pitching-wise, Louisiana is tops in the league, currently sporting an overall combined 1.92 team ERA., ahead of South Alabama, who ranks second, with a 2.09 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 564, while Georgia Southern’s Morgan Robinson has 45.
ULM’s Rochelle Roberts ranks second in hitting (.477), while Day has 15 homers, 2 behind Elkins.
Roberts currently has 34 stolen bases, to lead the way in that department.
In the pitching department, Devin Brown of South Alabama leads the way with a 1.51 ERA. and 243 strikeouts, while Georgia Southern's Dixie Raley and Randi Rupp of Texas St. both have 19 victories, to top that category
The Cajuns lead the way in the conference standings, sporting a 13-1 league mark, while South Alabama is 14-3, one-half game behind, and two in the loss column.
Georgia Southern is 10-5, good enough for third place, while Troy and Georgia St. are tied for fourth place, at 7-8.
UT-Arlington and Texas St. are currently for sixth place, at 6-9, while ULM is 6-12, and Appalachian St. is 2-16 league mark.
Louisiana is back in action on Saturday, when they play host to the Appalachian St. Mountaineers in a doubleheader, representing the first two games of a three-game, weekend, Sun Belt Conference series.