UL Softball Tops A Number Of Sun Belt Conference Statistical Categories
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 six weeks of play.
Offensively, Louisiana is batting a .369 as a team, which ranks first, 24 percentage points ahead of UT-Arlington, who comes in second, hitting a .325.
The Cajuns also lead the league in home runs, with 51, 9 ahead of Troy, who has 42.
UL is also tops in the conference in runs scored (218), on-base percentage (.472), and slugging percentage (.674), while also leading the leading the way with a .976 fielding percentage.
Pitching-wise, Louisiana is tops in the league, currently sporting an overall combined 1.74 team ERA., ahead of Texas St., who ranks second, with a 1.90 ERA.
Individually, UL senior catcher Lexie Elkins is the leader in two of the three major offensive categories, leading the conference in hitting (.536), and home runs (16), while also ranking at the top in on-base percentage (.639) and slugging percentage (1.304).
Hannah Day of Troy leads the conference in runs batted in, with 48, while Elkins is currently second in that category, with 38.
ULM’s Rochelle Roberts ranks second in hitting (.534), while Day has 13 homers, 3 behind Elkins.
Troy's Kate Benton currently has 27 stolen bases, to lead the way in that department.
In the pitching department, Randi Rupp of Texas St. leads the way with 15 wins, 154 strikeouts, and a 1.61 ERA.
The Cajuns lead the way in the conference standings, sporting a 4-1 league mark, while Georgia St. and Troy are both 4-2.
Georgia Southern is currently fourth, at 2-1, followed by South Alabama, who is 3-2.
Texas St. and ULM are currently tied for sixth-place, at 2-4, while UT-Arlington is 1-2, and Appalachian St. is 1-5.
Louisiana is back in action on Friday, when they travel to Troy, Alabama to take on the Troy Trojans in a Sun Belt Conference doubleheader, representing the first two games of a three-game Sun Belt Conference series.