The fifth-ranked Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns softball team split a Sun Belt Conference doubleheader with the ULM Warhawks on Saturday at Lamson Park, dropping the first game, 4-2, before taking the nightcap, 8-3.

In the opener, Louisiana led 2-0, before ULM scored two runs in the sixth-inning to tie it at 2-2, and then added to more runs in the seventh-inning to win, 4-2. The loss was the first for UL at home this year, and snapped their 39-game win streak, dating back to April 6 of 2011.

Brianna Cherry homered for the Cajuns in a losing cause.

Samantha Hamby (7-5) recorded the win for ULM, while freshman Jordan Wallace (23-1) suffered her first loss of the year.

View the box score to game one.

In the nightcap, Louisiana scored the first seven runs of the game, and then coasted for the five-run victory.

Shortstop Nerissa Myers paced UL at the plate, going 2-for-4 with three RBI's.

Ashley Brignac (19-2) got the win for the Cajuns, while Haylie Wilson (13-7) suffered the loss for the Warhawks.

View the box score to the second game.

With the split, Louisiana is now 45-3 overall, and 20-3 in Sun Belt Conference play, while ULM stands at 24-23 overall, and 9-14 in league play.


The series finale, and the regular season finale is scheduled for Sunday at noon.

You can catch all the play-by-play action on Sports Radio ESPN 1420 & beginning with the pre-game show at 11:40 am.