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Softball: Ellyson Rewarded for Impressive Week-Long Performance

Sophomore pitcher allowed a single run in 25 innings, leading Louisiana Softball to four victories

LAFAYETTE – A week-long commanding performance in the circle has landed Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Softball sophomore pitcher Summer Ellyson the Sun Belt Conference Pitcher of the Week award.
Ellyson yielded a single run in 25 innings and recorded four wins as No. 22 Louisiana (31-12, 16-5 Sun Belt) closed out a series win over then-No. 24 Texas State last Monday, won a midweek matchup at McNeese and claimed a Sun Belt series win over Georgia Southern.
She exited the week with a 4-0 mark and 0.28 ERA. Ellyson limited foes to 15 hits, a .163 average and collected 20 strikeouts.
After beginning the week leading Louisiana to the series victory over Texas State, Ellyson pitched 18-2/3 innings of scoreless softball against McNeese and Georgia Southern.
The sophomore hurler had a hand in both shutouts of Georgia Southern – a complete game, four-hit effort in the series opener and a combined, three-hit shutout in the series clincher.
The Lafayette native received her second weekly award from the Sun Belt Conference this season. She was named pitcher of the week back on Feb. 20 after her efforts in wins over Oregon State and then-No. 2 Florida.
It’s the second straight week a Ragin’ Cajun is honored as Kourtney Gremillion was recipient of SBC Player of the Week on April 17. Adding in February honors for Ellyson and Kylee Jo Trahan, the Ragin’ Cajuns have received four weekly awards from the Sun Belt.
This week, No. 22 Louisiana travels to Arlington, Texas for the final road Sun Belt Conference series of the season. The series with UTA is set for Saturday-Sunday, April 28-29 at Allan Saxe Field.
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