UL Softball Sweeps Doubleheader From North Texas
Louisiana's Ragin' Cajun softball team swept a Sun Belt Conference doubleheader from the North Texas Mean Green on Saturday, in Denton, Texas, winning the first game, 10-0, before winning game two, 8-2.
In the opener, shortstop Nerissa Myers, playing in her first game since February, led off the game with a solo home run, giving Louisiana a quick 1-0 lead.
In the same inning, first baseman Matte Haack belted a two-run home run, making the score, 3-0.
After the Cajuns scored single runs in both the second and third innings, to extend their lead to 5-0, Haack and Myers both homered again, in a five-run UL fifth inning, with Haack hitting a solo homer, and Myers blasting a grand slam homer, to account for the five runs.
Louisiana went on to win the opener, in five-inning, mercy-rule style, 10-0.
Myers and Haack each had three hits, and two home runs apiece, with Myers driving home six runs, and Haack three.
Sara Corbello also collected two hits.
Jordan Wallace (14-6) picked up the win, pitching four innings of one-hit softball, striking out 10, while Brittany Simmons suffered the loss for North Texas.
In the nightcap, again, Louisiana grabbed the lead on a first inning homer, as catcher Sarah Draheim went deep, to make it 1-0.
After North Texas scored a run in the bottom half of the second inning, making it 1-1, the Cajuns plated five runs in the top half of the third inning, courtesy of a two-run homer by Myers, her third of the day, and her eighth of the day, and a three-run shot by left-fielder Shellie Landry, giving UL a 6-1 lead, as they went on to coast to the six-run win, their fifth-consecutive Sun Belt Conference win.
Landry, along with Samantha Walsh, and Natalie Fernandez all had three hits in the second game, with Draheim, Myers, and Landry providing the long balls.
Freshman Victoria Brown (6-1) recorded the win in the circle, with Wallace earning her first save of the year, while Ashley Kirk (8-6) suffered the loss for the Mean Green.
With the two wins, Louisiana improved to 25-11 overall, and 7-4 in Sun Belt Conference play, while North Texas dropped to 18-16 overall, and 6-6 in league play.
The two teams will conclude their three-game, conference series, on Sunday, with an 11 am single game.
You can hear the broadcast, beginning with the pre-game show, at 10:40 am, on sports Radio ESPN 142, and espn1420.com.