Cajun’s Use Two Clutch Hits, Down SEMO 3-2.
Game one of the Oxford Regional between the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns and the Southeast Missouri Redhawks went in the way of the Cajuns as they down the Redhawks 3-2. With the win, the team extended their winning streak to 28 games to match a school record.
Both teams were feeling each other out early in this game and before the Cajuns could even muster a hit the Redhawks right fielder Mykaela Arellanes got Summer Ellyson for a solo home run. With that shot, SEMO took the lead 1-0.
However, that lead wouldn't last long as the Cajuns loaded the bases with two outs and it was Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year Alissa Dalton coming through with a clutch two-RBI hit. That gave Louisiana the lead at 2-1.
As the game wore on it would be Southeast Missouri who would crack back against UL. Centerfielder Rachel Anderson roped a two-out triple to center over Raina O'Neal's head to tie the game at two with Louisiana.
As the game grew longer we got into the sixth inning and the Cajuns were threatening as they put runners on first and second with one out and Lexie Comeaux at the plate. With Louisiana looking for a clutch job to untie the ballgame that's exactly what they got from another one of their leaders as Comeaux found some grass scoring Alissa Dalton to take the lead 3-2.
The seventh inning for the Redhawks started off on a high note when catcher Sarah Hudek was called for catchers interference to put a lead-off runner on. No matter for Summer Ellyson as she blew through the next three batters striking out the side for the win, 3-2!
Alissa Dalton and Lexie Comeaux, two of the leaders of this team came through in the clutch collecting the RBI hits in this one for Louisiana.
In the circle, it was vintage Summer Ellyson as she allowed just the two runs on four hits while walking two and struck out 13. She did, however, have to throw 122 pitches. She now has a record of 38-4 this season.
With the win, the Cajuns improve to 51-4 on the year. They'll play the winner of Ole Miss and Chattanooga at noon tomorrow.