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Cajuns up to no. 10 in latest coaches poll

Posted: 4:16 PM, Feb 19, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-19 22:34:56-05

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.

USA Today/NFCA Top 25 poll
ESPN.com/USA Softball Top 25 poll

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