Softball: Strong Start Earns Trahan Sun Belt Pitcher of the Week Honors
Senior pitcher Kylee Jo Trahan held foes to a single run, five hits and a .098 average over 15 innings pitched in the Mardi Gras Classic
LAFAYETTE – Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Softball senior pitcher Kylee Jo Trahan was named the Sun Belt Conference Pitcher of the Week following her impressive 2018 season debut.
Trahan earned three of Louisiana's five victories and yielded just one run and five hits over 15 total innings pitched in the season-opening Mardi Gras Classic. The senior hurler limited foes to a .098 average and registered a 0.47 ERA.
In her two starts, Trahan yielded just one run, four hits and struck out 13 over a combined 12 innings. She added a win in relief by retiring six of seven batters faced during extra innings of a resumed game vs. Eastern Illinois on Sunday.
The Burkburnett, Texas product capped off a successful season-opening weekend with a one-hit shutout of Big 10-member Iowa in which she faced only three batters over the minimum to help Louisiana wrap up an undefeated start to the Gerry Glasco era.
It's the second career weekly Sun Belt award for Trahan and her first since March 2016.
No. 16 Louisiana (5-0) returns to Lamson Park on Thursday, Feb. 15 for a 6 p.m. single game with Oregon State (4-1). Then over the weekend, the Ragin' Cajuns battle No. 2 Florida (5-0) in a three-game weekend series at Lamson Park that begins with a 3 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday, Feb. 17.
The OSU contest and the series-opening doubleheader with Florida will be aired on Cox Sports Television and simulcast on ESPN3 outside of the CST viewing areas.
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