The Ragin’ Cajuns’ softball team are currently having a fantastic season, with an overall record at 46-4, with an even more impressive 24-0 record in the Sun Belt Conference.
With only three games left in the regular season before the SBC tournament, time is almost up for Louisiana’s seniors. On April 28, Louisiana played Coastal Carolina in their final home game of the season.
The game resulted in a 3-2 win and was also Louisiana’s senior day. Seniors for the Rajun’ Cajun team include outfielder Keeli Milligan, pitcher Alison Deville, catcher Lexie Comeaux and third baseman Kara Gremillion.
Milligan is an outfielder, but also is a great hitter. In a game on April 13 against Appalachian State, she had a personal record of four hits as well as three runs-batted-in. She stole four bases on April 16 against UNCG and scored four runs on Feb. 22 against Kent State.
Deville is one of Louisiana’s five pitchers. She had a record strikeout game on April 13 against Appalachian State with four.
Comeaux is a catcher and great defensive player as well as a good hitter. In a game against Georgia Southern on March 31, she recorded a personal record of nine putouts. On April 20 against Georgia State, she hit a home run, earning four RBIs.
Gremillion contributes on the field in many ways. She had four putouts on March 22 against South Alabama and five assists on April 15 against Campbell.
Louisiana’s Head Coach Gerry Glasco recently shared his thoughts on the senior class performance this year.
When talking about Milligan, Glasco commented on her coming over from Texas A&M and only playing for Louisiana for one year, but still making an impact.
“She’s been critical, and she’s such a great kid, she’s a great student-athlete and she’s kind of a freak in the weight room. She was a great leadership tool for our strength coach. And her speed has really helped us a lot,” Glasco said.
He mentioned Deville’s leadership by example is critical.
“Alison Deville is a phenomenal example of a kid who keeps working and has gotten so much better. Now she’s all of a sudden become a very critical piece of our bullpen, and we’ve been using her to close,” Glasco said.
Glasco also said Comeaux was another great leader like Deville, but even more vocal.
“I think of someone who’s willing to do any single thing for our program. She’s willing to sit out a game if that’s what’s needed, she’ll just play any position I ask her to. She wants to win, she wants her team to win and she’s a kid that’s totally selfless,” Glasco said.
He also said Gremillion is an all-around player, from stealing bases to offense and defense.
“She is a very quiet, silent leader, but a great example of someone who practices as hard as they can practice, every single day her practice is as hard or harder than the game, and she just plays the game the right way, always looking for the extra base,” Glasco said.
These four seniors have definitely contributed to such a successful season for Louisiana. Up next, Louisiana will play the University of Louisiana Monroe Thursday, May 2 at 6 p.m. in Monroe.