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Dalton’s Key Hit Locks Up SBC Championship Game Spot for No. 7 Louisiana

SAN MARCOS, Texas – Another fourth inning rally lifted No. 7 Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Softball to a win at the 2019 Sun Belt Conference Tournament, a 5-2 decision over Coastal Carolina which clinched a spot in the championship game.

Alissa Dalton was Friday’s hero as her two-out, two-run single pulled Louisiana (49-4) ahead to stay at 3-2. A solo home run from Sarah Hudek and run scored off a wild pitch by Keeli Milligan added insurance in the fifth inning.

Summer Ellyson made the rally stand as she went on to complete a string of six consecutive scoreless innings pitched after the Chanticleers (38-20) grabbed an early lead with a two-run home run in the first inning.

Louisiana extended its winning streak to 26 games, the second-longest streak in program history which is now two off the record 28 set in 2012. Ellyson posted her 36th win which moved her past Melissa Coronado (35 in 2001) and into sole possession of second place on the single-season record listing.

***Courtesy Ragin’ Cajuns Athletics