THIBODAUX – 10th-ranked Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Softball extended its winning streak to five games on Wednesday after capturing an 8-0 win over Nicholls at the Colonel Softball Complex.
Summer Ellyson matched Nicholls’ Megan Landry in the circle the first four innings of a pitcher’s duel, then Kourtney Gremillion ignited a late push with an RBI triple in the fifth inning for the first of eight runs Louisiana (20-3) would score in its final three at bats.
The Ragin’ Cajuns won for the fourth consecutive time in a road outing, moving to 8-3 away from Lamson Park. The shutout was the pitching staff’s eighth of the season and first since March 1 vs. Oregon State.
LEADING THE RAGIN’ CAJUNS
Ellyson turned in double-digit strikeouts for the second straight outing, following up her season-high 17 vs. Baylor on Monday with an additional 11 against the Colonels. She did not issue a walk and faced only three over the minimum.
Louisiana received five RBI, and both of its home runs, from the Nos. 2-3 spot in the batting order. Kara Gremillion had a game-high three RBI with her blast which capped off the scoring. Julie Rawls’ two-run shot in the sixth inning upped the lead to 4-0 and knocked Landry out of the contest.
Alissa Dalton joined Kara Gremillion in scoring a team-best two runs. Dalton scored the game’s initial run on Kourtney Gremillion’s triple.
Rawls followed up a three-hit effort vs. Baylor with a 2-for-4 outing for her team-leading eighth multiple-hit game.
Raina O’Neal’s RBI single in the fifth inning extended her current hitting streak to six games.
***Courtesy Ragin’ Cajuns Athletics