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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.
LEADING THE RAGIN' CAJUNS
Sisters Kourtney Gremillion and Kara Gremillion each delivered a two-run single in providing the bulk of the offense against JSU.
Milligan swiped three stolen bases as she accounted for half of the Ragin' Cajuns stole base total against the Tigers.
Kandra Lamb tossed two hitless innings, Carrie Boswell struck out four batters in her two innings of work and Alison Deville pitched a scoreless fifth inning to close out the opening contest.
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.
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.
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