Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns
ULL softball picks up honors
The Ragin’ Cajuns finished second in the NFCA Leadoff Classic despite going a perfect 5-0 on the weekend. Depaul took first place based on run differential between common opponents.
Four Cajuns were recognized on the All-Tournament Team. Ashley Brignac, Matte Haack, Nerissa Myers, and Katie Smith were all selected to the team.
Brignac was 3-0 in the tournament and picked up a save in the win over No. 12 Michigan. The senior ace threw a total of 20 innings allowing just three earned runs and struck out 20 hitters. Brignac started two games and threw a complete game in both and finished with an ERA of 1.05.
Haack was the Cajuns most prolific run producer in the Classic driving in a team-high nine runs and posted a .421 batting average. The junior had three doubles, a triple, .684 slugging percentage and posted an on base percentage of .421.
Myers led the squad with an on base percentage of .550, drawing five walks. The shortstop recorded a .357 average, with six runs scored and a perfect 3-for-3 in stolen bases. Myers had a two-run inside the park homerun against Michigan and totaled four RBI over the five games.
Smith led the Cajuns with a .471 batting average and was tied for the team lead with Haack for the team lead with eight hits. The outfielder scored five runs, a double, one RBI and was 2-for-2 in stolen base attempts.
Louisiana returns to action this weekend as they play host in the 2012 Ragin’ Cajuns Invitational at Lamson Park March 2-4. UL will be joined in the tournament by Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Kentucky, Stephen F. Austin and Nicholls State.
List of NFCA Leadoff Classic All Tournament Team:
Most Valuable Player – Raven Chavanne, Tennessee
Most Valuable Pitcher – Ellen Renfroe, Tennessee
Ashley Brignac, Louisiana
Amanda Chidester, Michigan
Megan Coronado, DePaul
Samantha Dodd, DePaul
Matte Haack, Louisiana
Kenshyra Jackson, USF
Nerissa Myers, Louisiana
Sara Nevins, USF
Hannah Penna, DePaul
Katie Smith, Louisiana
Kirsten Verdun, DePaul
Megan Volpano, Boston U.
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