Softball: No. 13 Ragin' Cajuns Takes Two to Start Louisiana Classics
Louisiana claims a runaway and close call in extending undefeated start
LAFAYETTE – 13th-ranked Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Softball increased its season-opening winning streak to eight games with wins over Jackson State and Austin Peay on the opening day of the 33rd Annual Louisiana Classics at Lamson Park.
Louisiana (8-0) got off to a fast start, plating five runs in the first inning, on the way to notching a 9-0 (5 inn.) triumph over Jackson State (0-9).
In the nightcap, the Ragin' Cajuns received a test from Austin Peay (3-4) after a solo home run forged a tie in the fifth inning. The hosts answered in the bottom half of the inning when Keeli Milligan delivered the game-winning hit in a 2-1 decision.
Casidy Chaumont delivered a two-hit game against Austin Peay which included a leadoff double in the fifth inning which set the stage for Milligan's heroics.
Summer Ellyson struck out seven, did not issue a walk and yielded only three hits to the Governors. She turned in her fourth complete game of seven innings with less than 100 pitches thrown and improved to 5-0.
UP NEXT No. 13 Louisiana meets Stephen F. Austin (7-1) at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at Lamson Park to close out round robin play in the 33rd Annual Louisiana Classics. The two teams will be playing for the No. 1 seed in bracket play.
The winner opens bracket play at 3 p.m. against the No. 3 seed (winner of Austin Peay and Jackson State) while the losing team will be slotted into the 5:30 p.m. game. Saturday's games will be live streamed at RaginCajuns.com/Watch with Cody Junot calling the action. Fans can also listen to all of the action called by Ian Auzene and Bobby Neveaux on SportsRadio ESPN 1420-AM.
SEASON TICKETS AVAILABLE • Season tickets, beginning at $100, are available online at RaginCajuns.com using Account Manager, by calling the Louisiana Athletics Ticket Office at (337) 265-2170 or by visiting the ticket office in person Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and extended hours during Ragin' Cajuns basketball events. • Fans who purchase season tickets receive priority access for any potential NCAA postseason games held at Lamson Park. • For information on premium seating and parking at Lamson Park, contact the Ragin' Cajuns Athletic Foundation (RCAF) at (337) 851-2903. General admission parking at Cajun Field will be free for all games during the 2019 season.