Ragin Cajuns get the best of the Eagles

McClain Baxley

It’s not every day a nationally ranked softball team comes to Statesboro. However, this weekend, the No. 17 Louisiana Lafayette Ragin Cajuns came and conquered the Georgia Southern Eagles by winning all 3 games nearly unscathed.

The series began Saturday afternoon and the Ragin Cajuns got on the board first, scoring four runs in the first inning. Sophomore pitcher Dixie Raley was pulled after the first inning, but Heather Felt, Amanda Chambers and Kaylee Ramos couldn’t do much to slow down the bats of Louisiana, as they would allow 11 more runs in the next four innings.

Junior infielder India Davis had the only hit for the Eagles, who lost 15-0 in just five innings.

Junior Kierra Camp would get the start game two, and things looked good to begin the game with senior Morgan Robinson hitting her sixth homerun of the season to take a 1-0 lead.

The Ragin Cajuns bats would light up again in the second inning, scoring 3 runs and not letting Georgia Southern get another opportunity the rest of the day. The Eagles allowed 10 runs on the day and had only 4 hits, with the final score being 10-2 in six innings.

Sunday’s series finale started off looking like the rest of the series with Louisiana Lafayette going up 6-0 in the first three innings. The fourth inning was a rally inning for the Eagles who scored two runs with senior Emily Snider and redshirt sophomore Haley Carter crossing the plate.

The bottom of the sixth had the Eagles in a bases loaded situation, but they couldn’t bring any of them home. The rally would end there despite Kierra Camp’s stellar relief performance.

Georgia Southern will travel to another SEC team as they take on South Carolina Wednesday night before hosting Sun Belt newcomer Coastal Carolina next weekend.