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With a 33-4 start, softball in the middle of a historic season

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The 10th ranked Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns season can be summed up in one word: impressive.

This Ragin’ Cajun team broke many school records in different categories, but they are doing so in a winning effort.

Louisiana is currently 33-4 with an outstanding 15-0 record in Sun Belt Conference play. The Ragin’ Cajuns are 18-1 at home and 12-2 when facing opponents away. This gives Louisiana a win percentage of .892 currently in the season.

Louisiana has not only been dominating but in a consistent way, collecting seven series game sweeps throughout the season against teams in the Ragin’ Cajun Classic, with wins against Texas State, Troy, South Alabama, Georgia Southern and The University of Texas at Arlington. With three SBC series sweeps to their credit, the Ragin' Cajuns have matched the total numbers of sweeps posted in 2018.

Most of these wins are usually ignited by the defensive efforts of pitcher Summer Ellyson, who has pitched six shutouts and continued her dominance, pitching 166 innings and allowing only 32 runs on 91 hits.

As for Head Coach Gerry Glasco, this is no surprise. He said he has always believed that Ellyson is hard to beat when she is locked in.

“If you get Summer when she is on and a defense not making any errors, it will be hard for other teams to score,” Glasco said.

The efforts defensively have also translated to offensive success for the Ragin’ Cajuns, with a large assortment of stolen bases coming from base-stealing specialist Keeli Milligan. Milligan is 37 for 41 on stolen bases for the season so far. Louisiana is making up for their lack of power hitting by running aggressively on bases.

There is much to look forward to with this Ragin’ Cajun team. The team continues to shatter school records such as the current streak of 51 consecutive conference series wins since March 2013, and having one of the programs’ best starts since 2015.

Louisiana plans to keep their foot on the gas for the remaining 16 games. Twelve of those games being SBC opponents. Ranked No.1 in the SBC and No.10 nationally, the Ragin’ Cajuns will be locked in and ready to produce more wins before going into the SBC Tournament that will be in May in San Marcos, Texas.

For now, Louisiana has their eyes set on winning the next game against Southeastern Louisiana, April 10, at 6 p.m. at Yvette Girouard Field at Lamson Park.

After that home game, the Ragin’ Cajuns will then travel to Boone, North Carolina. to face SBC opponent Appalachian State for a three-game series starting April 12.

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