UL Softball Defeats UNCG, Extends Wins Streak
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns extended their current softball win streak on Tuesday night.
10th-ranked Louisiana defeated the UNC Greensboro Spartans, 6-2, in a non-conference affair in Greensboro, North Carolina.
With the win, UL ran their current win streak to 16 games.
Louisiana got on the scoreboard first, plating two runs in the top half of the first inning, when Keeli Milligan walked, and then scored on a double by Sarah Hudek, who later crossed the plate on a run-scoring single off the bat of Raina O'Neal, to give them a quick a 2-0 lead.
UL added another run in the top half of the 3rd inning, when Alissa Dalton singled, before later scoring on a throwing error, to widen their advantage to 3-0.
The Cajuns put the game away in the top half of the 4th inning, scoring another run, when Casidy Chaumont began the frame with a double, before later scoring on an RBI single by Milligan, to make it 4-0.
Louisiana tacked on another run in the top half of the 6th inning, when Kara Gremillion doubled, before later scoring on a single up the middle by Lexie Comeaux, to make it 5-0.
UNC Greensboro scored their only runs of the game in the bottom half of the 6th inning, on a two-run homer by Marisa Sholtes, her 11th of the season, to trim the deficit to 5-2.
UL added an insurance run in the top half of the 7th inning, courtesy of a solo home run by O'Neal, her 9th of the year, to make it 6-2.
That turned out to be all the scoring in the game, as the Cajuns went on to the 6-2 triumph.
Louisiana, who outhit UNC Greensboro, 11-4, was led at the plate by O'Neal and Kara Gremillion, who collected two hits apiece, while O'Neal homered.
Summer Ellyson (26-4) recorded the win inside the circle for the Cajuns, tossing 5.0 innings allowing of two-shut softball, while striking out 12 batters.
Stephanie Brydan (18-8) suffered the loss for the Spartans, allowing 6 runs on 11 hits over 7.0 innings of work.
With the victory, the Cajuns improved to 39-4 on the season, while UNC Greensboro dropped to 25-16.
Louisiana returns to the diamond on Thursday evening, when they play host to the Georgia St. Panthers in the opening game of a three-game, weekend, Sun Belt Conference series.