UL’s Julie Rawls Leads SBC In Home Runs
A first-year softball player for the 11th-ranked Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns not only leads her team in home runs, but the entire Sun Belt Conference as well.
Junior catcher/outfielder Julie Rawls has hit 5 homers through her first 16 games this season, which currently places her atop the Sun Belt Conference statistics.
A native of Hallsville, Texas, Rawls is in her first year with UL, after transferring from Northwestern St., where she played for two seasons.
Two of Rawls' teammates, Lexie Comeaux and Raina O'Neal are tied for the second-most homers in the league, both with four.
A senior form Tomball, Texas, Comeaux is off to great start, currently ranking 1st in slugging percentage (.919), 2nd in total bases (34), 4th in batting average (.432), and 7th in on-base percentage (.522).
A sophomore from Richmond, Texas, O'Neal currently ranks 1st in toal bases (35), tied for 1st in runs scored (20), tied for 2nd in homers (4), tied for 4th in RBI's (15), tied for 7th in runs scored (17), and 9th in slugging percentage (.673).
Four Cajuns rank 1-4 in the league in runs scored, including Sarah Hudek (18), Keeli Milligan (17), Kara Gremillion (17), and Alissa Dalton (15).
Milligan and Gremillion rank 1-2 in the conference in steals, with 24 and 13, respectively, while Dalton currently ranks second in runs batted in, with 19.
In the pitching department, junior right-hander Summer Ellyson currently leads the Sun Belt Conference in wins (8), games started (10), innings pitched (61.2), and opponents batting average against (.155), while ranking second in strikeouts (72), and third in ERA. (1.36).
As a team, offensively, Louisiana leads the league in hitting (.360), home runs (20), slugging percentage (.598), on-base percentage (.450), and stolen bases (68).
Pitching-wise, UL ranks second in ERA. (1.34) and strikeouts (105).