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Timely Hits and Ellyson’s Pitching Carry No. 7 Louisiana in Regional Opener

OXFORD, Miss. – The team’s most clutch hitter in recent weeks, a veteran who delivered in the moment and the pitching of Summer Ellyson were the key ingredients in a 3-2 win over Southeast Missouri for No. 7 Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Softball on Friday at the NCAA Oxford Regional.

Alissa Dalton came through in a two-out situation once again when she plated two runs in the third inning, a key response after the Redhawks scored in the top half.

Later with the game tied in the sixth inning it was Lexie Comeaux adjusting her swing to the situation at hand, dumping a single into left field to score Dalton with the winning run.

Those two key moments provided the offensive boost to another sensational outing for Ellyson (38-4, 1.01 ERA) who struck out 13 batters in her 13th double-digit effort of the season.

Louisiana (51-4) claimed its 28th consecutive win dating back to March 22, tying the program record streak first set by the 2012 team.

***Courtesy UL Athletics