UL Softball Sweeps Doubleheader From Georgia Tech – Recap
Louisiana's Ragin' Cajun softball team swept a non-conference doubleheader from the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Thursday at Lamson Park, winning the opener 12-11, before taking the nightcap, 10-2.
With the two wins, Louisiana remains one of only two undefeated teams in the country (Louisville is the other), and keeps the nation's longest home field win streak going, at 33 consecutive games, dating back to the 2011 season.
UL trailed, 8-1, in the opener, but put up eight runs in the bottom of the fourth to take a 9-8 lead.
Georgia Tech came right back, scoring two runs in the top of the fifth, to retake the lead, 10-9.
The Cajuns then put up three runs in the bottom of the sixth, highlighted by a two-run homer by Sarah Draheim, her second of the game, to take the lead back, at 12-10.
The Yellow Jackets scored a run in the seventh, but the Cajuns held on for the 12-11 victory.
Jordan Wallace (14-0) picked up the win in the opener, while Hope Rush (12-10) suffered the loss.
View the game one box score.
In the second game, Georgia Tech scored two run in the first inning, but it was all Louisiana from there, as UL scored ten unanswered runs, including six in the fifth, to capture the 10-2 mercy-rule win.
In the fifth, Christi Orgeron blasted a rand slam homer, her 11th home run of the year.
Orgeron had five rbi's in the game, giving her 55 for the year, and running her career rbi total to 249, which sets a new school, and Sun belt Conference record.
Ashley Briganc (11-0) pitched a one-hitter to get the win, while Kylie Kleinschmidt (2-4) suffered the loss.
View the game two box score.
With the sweep, UL improved to 28-0 on the season, while Georgia Tech fell to 19-16.
UL senior outfielder Christi Orgeron
The Cajuns travel to Troy, Alabama this weekend, to take on the Troy Trojans, in a three-game weekend, Sun Belt Conference series.
The two teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday, and a single game on Sunday.