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UL Softball Sweeps Doubleheader From FAU – Recap

The seventh-ranked Louisiana Ragin’ Cajun softball team swept a Sun Belt Conference doubleheader from the FAU Owls on Saturday at Lamson Park, winning the opener, 21-0, before taking the nightcap, 10-2.

Louisiana won both games in five-inning, mercy-rule fashion.

In the opener, UL scored 13 runs in the second inning, and coasted from there. Christi Orgeron and Nerissa Myers each homered, and drove in six runs apiece.

Ashley Brignac (16-2) got the win in the circle for the Cajuns, while Taylor Fawbush (5-14) suffered the loss for the Owls.

The game one box score is below:

Florida Atlantic 0 (13-30,3-11 Sun Belt)                         Louisiana 21 (39-2,14-2 Sun Belt)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB           Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
——————————————————           ——————————————————
Call, Stephanie 1b…….  3  0  0  0   0  2  7  0   0           Smith, Katie lf……….  2  2  2  1   0  0  0  0   0
Fawbush, Taylor p……..  2  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   1            Granger, Megan ph/1b….  2  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   1
Diaz, Kimberly p……..  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0           Myers, Nerissa ss……..  3  3  2  6   1  0  0  0   0
Barnes, Heather 2b…….  2  0  2  0   0  0  2  1   0           Orgeron, Christi rf……  3  2  2  6   1  0  1  0   0
Stovall, Jordan c……..  1  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   1           Haack, Matte 1b/dh…….  4  2  3  1   0  0  3  0   0
Wilson, Quincy c……..  0  0  0  0   1  0  0  0   0           Draheim, Sarah c/dh……  4  2  1  1   0  0  6  0   2
Ballard, Alexa 3b……..  2  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0           Cherry, Brianna cf…….  4  1  1  0   0  1  1  0   1
Tremblay, Lauren 3b…..  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0           Cormier, Paige 2b……..  1  3  0  0   3  0  0  0   0
Mann, Laura dh………..  2  0  0  0   0  2  0  0   0           Murphy, Erikka dh/lf…..  1  3  0  1   2  0  0  0   0
Speerin, Carly ss……..  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0            Waterman, Megan ph/lf…  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Fernandez, Diandra ss…  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   2           Fernandez, Natalie 3b….  2  3  2  3   1  0  1  0   0
Milam, Alison lf………  2  0  0  0   0  1  1  0   0            Philen, Callie ph/c…..  1  0  1  0   0  0  2  0   0
Howell, Sarah rf………  2  0  0  0   0  2  0  0   0           Brignac, Ashley p……..  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
Shell, Lindsey cf……..  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0            Rodgers, Shelbee p……  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0
Pender, Paige p………  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  2   0
Totals………………. 18  0  2  0   1  8 12  6   4           Totals………………. 28 21 14 19   8  1 15  1   4

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
—————————————–
Florida Atlantic…. 00   0 00 -  0  2  3
Louisiana……….. 0(13)8 0X – 21 14  1
—————————————–

E – Barnes, H(16); Ballard, A(4); Shell, L(1); Myers(6). LOB – FAU 4; UL 4. 2B – Haack(11); Philen(1). HR – Myers(9);
Orgeron(16). HBP – Smith. SB – Myers(16).

Florida Atlantic       IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP               Louisiana              IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
————————————————–               ————————————————–
Fawbush, Taylor…..  2.0  9 13 13  5  1 15 21  89               Brignac, Ashley…..  3.0  1  0  0  0  4 11 11  53
Diaz, Kimberly……  1.0  4  8  6  3  0  9 12  36               Rodgers, Shelbee….  2.0  1  0  0  1  4  7  8  39
Pender, Paige…….  1.0  1  0  0  0  0  4  4   8

Win – Brignac (16-2).  Loss – Fawbush, T (5-14).  Save – None.
HBP – by Fawbush, T (Smith). BK – Rodgers(1). Pitches/strikes: Fawbush, T 89/47; Diaz, K 36/16; Pender, P 8/6; Brignac 53/37;
Rodgers 39/25.
Umpires – HP: Jana Tidwell  1B: David Erwin  3B: Amy Roth
Start: 1:10   Time: 1:48   Attendance:
Weather: 60, cloudy, N @ 18 mph

In the second game, Louisiana scored five runs in the third inning, then added four more in the fourth inning, the guide them to the eight-run win.

Orgeron homered again in the second game, her 17th of the year, along with Sarah Draheim, and Brianna Cherry, while Myers drove in four more runs.

Jordan Wallace (21-0) got the win, and remains unbeaten on the year, while Samantha Messer (3-7) suffered the loss.

The second game box score is below:

Florida Atlantic 2 (13-31,3-12 Sun Belt)                         Louisiana 10 (40-2,15-2 Sun Belt)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB           Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
——————————————————           ——————————————————
Speerin, Carly ss……..  2  0  0  0   0  1  1  2   0           Smith, Katie lf……….  3  2  2  0   1  0  1  0   0
Fawbush, Taylor rf…….  0  1  0  0   2  0  1  0   0           Myers, Nerissa ss……..  4  2  2  4   0  0  1  1   0
Barnes, Heather 2b…….  2  0  0  0   0  0  2  3   0           Orgeron, Christi rf……  2  2  1  2   1  0  0  0   0
Stovall, Jordan dh…….  2  1  1  2   0  0  0  0   1           Haack, Matte 1b……….  2  0  0  0   1  0  4  0   1
Call, Stephanie 1b…….  2  0  0  0   0  2  5  0   0           Draheim, Sarah c………  2  1  1  3   1  0  7  0   0
Ballard, Alexa 3b……..  2  0  0  0   0  1  1  1   0           Cherry, Brianna cf…….  3  1  2  1   0  0  1  0   0
Milam, Alison c……….  2  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0           Cormier, Paige 2b……..  3  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   2
Herb, Whitley cf………  2  0  0  0   0  2  1  0   0           Murphy, Erikka dh……..  2  1  0  0   1  0  0  0   1
Howell, Sarah lf………  2  0  0  0   0  1  1  0   0           Fernandez, Natalie 3b….  2  1  1  0   1  0  0  1   0
Messer, Samantha p…….  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0           Wallace, Jordan p……..  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
Totals………………. 16  2  1  2   2  7 13  6   1           Totals………………. 23 10  9 10   6  0 15  3   6

Score by Innings               R  H  E
————————————–
Florida Atlantic…. 000 20 -  2  1  3
Louisiana……….. 005 41 – 10  9  0
————————————–

Note: 1 out, 2 runners LOB when the game ended.

E – Call, S(10); Milam, A 2(5). LOB – FAU 1; UL 6. 2B – Myers(12). HR – Stovall, J(3); Orgeron(17); Draheim(6); Cherry(5).

Florida Atlantic       IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP               Louisiana              IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
————————————————–               ————————————————–
Messer, Samantha….  4.1  9 10  5  6  0 23 29 101               Wallace, Jordan…..  5.0  1  2  2  2  7 16 18  73

Win – Wallace (21-0).  Loss – Messer, S (3-7).  Save – None.
PB – Milam, A(3). Pitches/strikes: Messer, S 101/47; Wallace 73/46.
Umpires – HP: David Erwin  1B: Amy Roth  3B: Jana Tidwell
Start: 3:36   Time: 1:35   Attendance: 1241
Weather: 64, cloudy, N @21 mph

With the two wins, UL is now 40-2 overall, and 15-2 in Sun Belt Conference play, while FAU fell to 13-31 overall, and 3-12 in league play.

Photo Courtesy: ragincajuns.com

 

The final game of the series is set for Sunday at 1 0′clock.

You can catch all the play-by-play action on Sports Radio ESPN 1420, and espn1420.com, beginning with the pre-game show, at 12:40 pm.

 

 

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