The Ragin Cajuns are coming to town

McClain Baxley

After winning 2 out of 3 games on the road against UT-Arlington this past weekend, the Eagles softball team is going to have their toughest week of the season.

The week begins Wednesday night in Athens against the No. 16 UGA Bulldogs. UGA is 25-4 in the season and will be another difficult out-of-conference foe for the Eagles.

Georgia Southern will return to Sun Belt play this weekend as No. 17 Louisiana Lafayette comes to Eagle Field. The Ragin Cajuns are 6-0 in conference play and an impressive 20-5 overall.

Louisiana Lafayette uses two incredible pitchers to get the job done: Alyssa Denham and Alex Stewart. Denham is 9-1 in the season with a 1.95 ERA and Stewart is 10-3 with a 1.99 ERA. The Eagles will see both sides of the duo over the weekend and will have to play their best offense of the season.

Hopefully senior infielder Morgan Robinson will get back to her stellar home run production, and redshirt sophomore Lydia Witkowski will continue the hot hitting from last weekend.

Sophomore pitcher Dixie Raley will have to return to her lights-out form from last season if the Eagles want to have a chance this weekend. Georgia Southern has had somewhat of a home field advantage as they’ve gone 8-6 at Eagle Field and 2-1 at home against Sun Belt teams.

The Eagles will play two games Saturday, and the series finale is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Sunday.