LAFAYETTE (Press Release) – Last weekend Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Softball (11-0) remained unbeaten. On Tuesday, the team climbed higher in the Top 25 rankings for a second straight week.
Louisiana joined the Top 10 of the USA Today/NFCA poll, rising three spots up to No. 10 in the Week 2 listing. It’s the Ragin’ Cajuns first appearance inside the Top 10 since 2016.
The Ragin’ Cajuns inched closer to the Top 10 of the ESPN.com/USA Softball poll, checking in at No. 11 this week.
The movement continues Louisiana’s rise from the preseason rankings of No. 15 in the NFCA poll and No. 18 in the ESPN/USA Softball poll.
Gerry Glasco’s squad is coming off a 7-0 week, which featured a doubleheader sweep of Pac-12 foe California, that wrapped up a season-opening, 11-game homestand. Summer Ellyson led the charge in the circle claiming five victories while the offense punctuated the performance with a season-high four home runs vs. SFA in the Louisiana Classics championship game.
No. 10/11 Louisiana travels to Waco, Texas for the Baylor Invitational set for Friday-Sunday, Feb. 22-24 at Getterman Stadium on the Baylor University campus. There the Ragin’ Cajuns will face No. 21/22 Baylor, Kent State and North Texas.
The Ragin’ Cajuns open tournament play on Friday facing Kent State at 12:30 p.m. and Baylor at 5:30 p.m., then wrap up round robin play on Saturday with North Texas at 10 a.m., all games airing on SportsRadio ESPN 1420-AM. Bracket play begins Saturday afternoon with matchups determined by round robin results.
RAGIN’ CAJUNS IN THE 2019 POLLS
Week NFCA ESPN/USA
Preseason 15 18
Feb. 12-18 13 13
Feb. 19-25 10 11