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Cajuns rally for 5 runs in the 9th inning, stun Rice 7-6 in Houston regional opener

Advocate Photo by LEE CELANO  - University of Louisiana at Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns' Evan Powell, left, is congratulated by teammates after scoring during a ninth inning-rally as they went on to defeat the Rice Owls 7-6 at HoustonÕs Cougar Field in the first game of the Houston regional Friday, May 29, 2015.

HOUSTON — The Louisiana-Lafayette baseball team scored five runs in the top of the ninth inning Friday to erase a four-run deficit and shock Rice 7-6 while also evading the losers’ bracket at the NCAA tournament’s Houston regional. “They lost track of the strike zone a little bit, and we were able to… Continue reading →

Houston regional scouting reports: Houston and Houston Baptist

Advocate staff photo by A.J. SISCO  --  Houston pitcher Seth Romero (41) throws against Tulane at Turchin Stadium in New Orleans Sunday, May 3, 2015.

HOUSTON Houston shook off an inconsistent regular season and rode an eight-game winning streak into the American Athletic Conference tournament championship game, which it lost 9-1 to East Carolina. … This is the Cougars’ first time hosting regional since 2000, and the back-to-back 40-win seasons are the first since 1999-2000. … The Cougars’ 2.99 team… Continue reading →

On deck: UL-Lafayette vs. Rice

Advocate photo by Buddy Delahoussaye-  Cajun's Kyle Clement sliding under the tag by Houston's first baseman Chris Iriart on Tuesday night.

WHEN: 2:30 p.m. Friday WHERE: Cougar Field, Houston ONLINE STREAMING: ESPN3.com TV: None RADIO: KPEL-AM, 1420; KPEL-FM 96.5 IN-GAME UPDATES: @LukeJohnsonAdv STARTING PITCHERS: UL-Lafayette, Fr. RH Wyatt Marks (6-1, 3.25) vs. Rice, Jr. LH Blake Fox (8-2, 3.34) WHAT TO WATCH: The regional opener sets up as Cajuns power hitting against solid Owl… Continue reading →

On deck: Houston Baptist vs. Houston

Southland Conference photo by ERIK WILLIAMS -- Houston Baptist players celebrate their win over Sam Houston State in the Southland Conference championship game last Friday in Sugar Land, Texas. The Huskies face Houston at 7 p.m. Friday in the Houston reg

Houston Baptist (28-25) vs. Houston (42-18) WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday WHERE: Cougar Field, Houston ONLINE STREAMING: ESPN3.com TV: None RADIO: None IN-GAME UPDATES: @UHCougarBB, @HBUHuskiesBSB STARTING PITCHERS: HBU, Jr. LH Matthew McCullough (8-2, 2.55) vs. UH, So. RH Andrew Lantrip (8-2, 2.01) WHAT TO WATCH: The Cougars were scalding hot entering the regional… Continue reading →

Cajuns freshman Wyatt Marks ready to start vs. Rice in Houston regional opener

Advocate Photo by LEE CELANO  - University of Louisiana at Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns' Wyatt Marks delivers a pitch against the South Alabama Jaguars in the first inning Sunday, May 10, 2015.

HOUSTON — UL-Lafayette coach Tony Robichaux has his rotation set for the regional tournament this weekend — after some deliberaton. He wasn’t exactly sure who would start the first or second games at the Houston regional, but eventually settled on freshman Wyatt Marks for Friday’s game against Rice. Evan Guillory, another freshman, will start the Cajuns’… Continue reading →

Young Ragin’ Cajuns grew up fast after slow start

Advocate Photo by Brad Kemp UL player Evan Powell ,right, hits helmets with batter Greg Davis (39) has he crosses home plate after hitting a solo home run against UALR at Tigue Moore field  in  Lafayette, La., Friday, April 11, 2014. UL defeated UALR 7-0.

HOUSTON — After the runaway success of the 2014 season, and the massive personnel losses following that dream campaign, few expected Louisiana-Lafayette’s baseball team to be back in postseason play. Most expected the Ragin’ Cajuns to follow the path they were walking at midseason, when they were barely above the break-even mark and were languishing… Continue reading →

For Alyson Habetz, the Alabama assistant and former Ragin’ Cajun, this is ‘the best time of the year’

Advocate file photo by HEATHER McCLELLAND -- Alyson Habetz is greeted by her mother and father, Deanna and Leonard, after accepting a job with Patrick Murphy at LSU on June 10, 2011. Habetz and Murphy made a U-turn to Alabama, however, where they've led the Crimson Tide to its 10th appearance in the Women's College World Series.

It was love at first sight for Alyson Habetz 22 years ago. Habetz, a first baseman for Southwestern Louisiana (now Louisiana-Lafayette), was part of the program’s first trip to the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City. The Ragin’ Cajuns shed their relative national obscurity during the event with a third-place finish — a moment… Continue reading →

Photo provided by the Sun Belt Conference -- UL-Lafayette left fielder Shellie Landry follows through on her swing during Saturday’s Sun Belt tournament championship game Saturday in San Marcos, Texas. Catcher Lexie Elkins, right, awaits her turn at the plate.

LAFAYETTE – After outstanding junior seasons, catcher Lexie Elkins and outfielder Shellie Landry each represented the Louisiana-Lafayette softball team on the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-American teams Tuesday. Elkins was named a first-team All-American after hitting a school-record 32 home runs in 2015. It marked her second consecutive season as an All-American, and first as a… Continue reading →

Louisiana-Lafayette athletes do well in Academic Progress Report

LAFAYETTE — Louisiana-Lafayette student-athletes continued to thrive in the classroom as all 16 Division I varsity sports exceeded the required cutoff point of 930 as the annual Academic Progress Rate was released Wednesday by the NCAA. Twelve sports scored above a 960 on the multiyear average, with the men’s cross country team honored by… Continue reading →

Cajuns’ regional lineup much the same as what started the season

Louisisna-Lafayette pliers Dylan Butler (4) Kyle Clement (7) and Evan Powell (22) celebrate their victory 3-0 over Texas State during the 2015 Sun Belt Baseball Tournament at Riddle-Pace Field  Saturday May 23, 2015 , in Troy, AL. Brad Kemp/RaginCajuns.comThe Cajuns forced a second game to see who will advance to Championship Sunday.

Even in the ups and downs of a roller-coaster season, Louisiana-Lafayette’s baseball lineup has not deviated much from the one that began the season in San Antonio. When UL-Lafayette (39-21) begins play at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the NCAA’s Houston regional against second-seeded Rice, the Ragin’ Cajuns will likely start eight of the nine… Continue reading →

Cajuns’ Kyle Clement, Stefan Trosclair climb from complementary pieces to commanding presences

Louisisna-Lafayette batter Stefan Trosclair (23) is mobbed by team mates after he hit a grand slam during the 2015 Sun Belt Baseball Tournament Championship game at Riddle-Pace Field  Saturday May 24, 2015 , in Troy, AL. UL defeated South Alabama 5-1 to claim the title. Brad Kemp/RaginCajuns.com

LAFAYETTE — As the University of Louisiana at Lafayette baseball team smashed its way through the Sun Belt Conference tournament into the Houston regional, it was unsurprising that Kyle Clement and Stefan Trosclair led the way. The pair went 21-for-46 in the tournament with 16 RBIs and nine extra-base hits. Trosclair delivered… Continue reading →

Cajuns baseball notebook: Pitching powers both UL-Lafayette and Rice

Louisiana-Lafayette second baseman Stefan Trosclair swings during the game against LSU Tuesday April 1, 2015 at Zephyr Field in New Orleans, La.. Photo by Brad Kemp/RaginCajuns.com

Nobody on the current Louisiana-Lafayette baseball team has swung a bat or thrown a pitch against Rice, but Ragin’ Cajuns coach Tony Robichaux is plenty familiar with the Owls and knows the challenge his team faces this weekend. “They’re a good baseball team, and you know they’re going to be well-coached,” Robichaux said of his team’s opponent… Continue reading →

Cajuns land trip to Houston for NCAA baseball regional, open with Rice on Friday afternoon

Louisisna-Lafayette second baseman Stefan Trosclair (23) celebrates with his team after defeating South Alabama 5-1 in the 2015 Sun Belt Baseball Tournament Championship game at Riddle-Pace Field  Saturday May 24, 2015 , in Troy, Ala. Brad Kemp/RaginCajuns.com

LAFAYETTE — Once the NCAA baseball tournament’s Baton Rouge regional field was announced Monday, it didn’t take long for Louisiana-Lafayette to figure out where it was headed for the postseason. Houston’s logo popped up on the broadcast next. “That’s what we were expecting, either the LSU or the Houston regional,” shortstop Blake Trahan said. Trahan’s and… Continue reading →

UL-Lafayette headed to Houston for NCAA baseball tournament

Louisisna-Lafayette batter Stefan Trosclair (23) is mobbed by team mates after he hit a grand slam during the 2015 Sun Belt Baseball Tournament Championship game at Riddle-Pace Field  Saturday May 24, 2015 , in Troy, AL. UL defeated South Alabama 5-1 to claim the title. Brad Kemp/RaginCajuns.com

. For the third straight year UL-Lafayette will take part in the NCAA Tournament as the third-seeded Cajuns face second-seeded Rice on Friday at 2:30 p.m. in the Houston Regional hosted at Cougar Field. Click here to see the full bracket. The host Houston is the top seed at the regional with Houston Baptist rounding… Continue reading →

Stefan Trosclair’s 12th-inning grand slam gives Cajuns the Sun Belt baseball tournament title, secures a spot in NCAA tournament

Louisisna-Lafayette batter Stefan Trosclair slaps fists with Associate Head Coach Anthony Babineaux after he hit a grand slam in the top of the 12th to defeat South Alabama during the 2015 Sun Belt Baseball Tournament Championship game at Riddle-Pace Field  Saturday May 24, 2015 , in Troy, AL. UL defeated South Alabama 5-1 to claim the title. Brad Kemp/RaginCajuns.com

TROY, Ala. — With the score tied in the top of the 12th inning of the Sun Belt Conference baseball tournament championship game, South Alabama elected to intentionally walk Louisiana-Lafayette center fielder Kyle Clement to load the bases for Stefan Trosclair. The league’s home run leader didn’t feel slighted or emotional. He stayed calm and… Continue reading →

Notebook: Cajuns step up to move on in must-win championship game

TROY, Ala. — They Cajuns are headed back to the NCAA tournament for the third straight year, but Sunday was the first time in those three seasons that the University of Louisiana at Lafayette faced a must-win situation in the Sun Belt Conference baseball tournament finale. The Ragin’ Cajuns were assured of… Continue reading →

Cajuns baseball squad sweeps Texas State, scores spot in Sun Belt tournament title game

Louisisna-Lafayette players Tyler Girouard, left, and Wyatt Marks celebrate their victory of Texas State 6-2 during the 2015 Sun Belt Baseball Tournament at Riddle-Pace Field  Saturday May 23, 2015 , in Troy, AL. The Cajuns defeated Texas State twice to advance to the championship game against South Alabama. Brad Kemp/RaginCajuns.com

TROY, Ala. — After Texas State knocked it into the losers’ bracket in embarrassing fashion in its first game of the Sun Belt Conference tournament, the Louisiana-Lafayette baseball team got some payback by dominating a Saturday doubleheader and ending the Bobcats’ season. Ragin’ Cajuns starter Will Bacon stifled the Texas State bats over 6.1 innings, the… Continue reading →

Cajuns softball squad’s season ends with super regional defeat at Auburn

Auburn's Emily Carosone turns a double play in the third inning. Louisiana-Lafayette vs Auburn softball NCAA Super Regional game 2 on Saturday, May 23, 2015 in Auburn, Ala.

AUBURN, Ala. — The Louisiana-Lafayette softball team’s season ended Saturday with a bit of its own medicine. Auburn’s Kasey Cooper hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning that provided all the insurance the Tigers needed in a 6-3 victory that clinched their first trip to the Women’s College World Series. The Ragin’ Cajuns will… Continue reading →

Auburn rallies in seventh, eighth to stun Cajuns softball squad 12-11 in super regional opener

Photo provided by Todd Van Emst/Opelika-Auburn News -- Auburn's Kasey Cooper tags out Kelli Martinez at thrid in the 2nd inning. Louisiana-Lafayette vs Auburn softball on Friday, May 22, 2015 in Auburn, Ala.

AUBURN, Ala. — The Louisiana-Lafayette softball team successfully danced around danger for six innings, but its high-wire act finally got the better of the Ragin’ Cajuns late — and Auburn didn’t even have to swing the bat. The Cajuns walked seven batters during a five-run seventh inning rally, the last five of which… Continue reading →

Cajuns set to face Auburn in softball super regional

Louisiana-Lafayette third baseman Samantha Walsh celebrates with fans after she hit a three run home run giving the Cajuns the victory over  Baylor  9-1 in six innings during the NCAA Softball Regional at Lamson Park Sunday May 17, 2015 , in Lafayette, LA. Brad Kemp/RaginCajuns.com

LAFAYETTE — Auburn University’s softball program has not seen the super regional stage before, but their fans are ready to find out about the environment Louisiana-Lafayette has lived in during each of the last three seasons. “We sold 1,700 tickets in 36 minutes,” Auburn coach Clint Myers said. “They are closing the street and bringing… Continue reading →

Kyle Clement and Stefan Trosclair rebound in Ragin’ Cajuns’ win over Troy at Sun Belt tournament

Louisisna-Lafayette second baseman Stefan Trosclair, center, celebrates with team mates after he hit a home run against Troy during the 2015 Sun Belt Baseball Tournament at Riddle-Pace Field  May 21, 2015 , in Troy, AL. Trosclair had 4 RBI's in the victory. Brad Kemp/RaginCajuns.com

TROY, Ala. — Wednesday was Kyle Clement’s birthday, but there was no joy in it. The junior outfielder committed a key error in the ninth inning of Louisiana-Lafayette’s 8-7 loss to Texas State in the Cajuns’ Sun Belt Conference tournament opener. But with age comes wisdom — sometimes from those who’ve been around longer. “Don’t… Continue reading →

Cajuns’ Michael Lotief, Auburn’s Clint Myers have much in common

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Auburn coach Clint Myers joins LSU coach Beth Torina and umpires Tim Kasate, left, and Keith Kearney in a game earlier this month.

LAFAYETTE — Clint Myers won two NCAA softball championships at Arizona State, and now he is taking Auburn to that program’s first super regional in school history. When Myers talks about the Ragin’ Cajuns — he knows a couple of ways that he wants to be like Mike. (Louisiana-Lafayette softball coach Mike Lotief) gets… Continue reading →

Ragin’ Cajuns’ hot bats are not enough in opening-round loss at Sun Belt Conference tournament

TROY, Ala. — Before their gloves betrayed them in the ninth inning of their 8-7 loss to Texas State on the first day of the Sun Belt Conference tournament, the UL-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns had something pretty good going with their bats. They knocked the ball around against the Bobcats pitchers, collecting 11 hits and stranding only four base… Continue reading →

Sun Belt baseball honors: Cajuns’ Blake Trahan is Player of the Year; Gunner Leger named top freshman

Louisiana-Lafayette shortstop Blake Trahan (Photo by Brad Kemp/RaginCajuns.com)

LAFAYETTE — Junior shortstop Blake Trahan and freshman pitcher Gunner Leger headline a group of six Louisiana-Lafayette players who made the All-Sun Belt Conference teams announced Tuesday. Trahan was named the Player of the Year after hitting .332 with 25 RBIs and 15 stolen bases at the top of the Cajuns order. The league tabbed Leger… Continue reading →

Cajuns feeling good heading into Sun Belt tournament

Advocate Photo by LEE CELANO  -   University of Louisiana at Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns' Stefan Trosclair (#23) is congratulated teammates  Blake Trahan after his home run in the sixth inning against the University of Texas at Arlington Mavericks Sunday, April 26, 2015.

TROY, Ala. — There are a lot of things for Louisiana-Lafayette’s baseball team to smile about as it enters the Sun Belt Conference tournament. The Ragin’ Cajuns are the defending champions, sweeping through all four games a year ago for their first tournament title since 1998, and they have made the championship game each of… Continue reading →

Roller-coaster ride of a season is on the upswing for the Cajuns baseball team

Advocate photo by Buddy Delahoussaye- Short stop Blake Trahan with the back hand grab for the out on Wednesday night.

LAFAYETTE — The good news is that the streaky Louisiana-Lafayette baseball team is entering the Sun Belt Conference tournament on a three-game winning streak. “It was good to get rolling,” senior third baseman Tyler Girouard said of the Cajuns’ three-game sweep over the weekend at Louisiana-Monroe. “That’s what we need going into a tournament like this.”… Continue reading →

Cajuns softball blasts Baylor 9-1 to claim NCAA tournament’s Lafayette regional, spot against Auburn in super regionals

Louisiana-Lafayette third baseman Samantha Walsh celebrates with fans after she hit a three run home run giving the Cajuns the victory over  Baylor  9-1 in six innings during the NCAA Softball Regional at Lamson Park Sunday May 17, 2015 , in Lafayette, LA. Brad Kemp/RaginCajuns.com

LAFAYETTE — It was getting late, so Samantha Walsh ended it with one swing. The Louisiana-Lafayette third baseman hit a three-run, sixth-inning, game-ending homer Sunday night to send the Ragin’ Cajuns softball team to the NCAA tournament’s super regional round against Auburn as winners of the Lafayette regional by run-rule 9-1 over Baylor.… Continue reading →

Ragin’ Cajuns softball notebook: Double plays are doubly pivotal in decisive win over Baylor

Louisiana-Lafayette celebrates its victory over Baylor 9-1 in six innings  during the NCAA Softball Regional at Lamson Park Sunday May 17, 2015 , in Lafayette, LA. Brad Kemp/RaginCajuns.com

LAFAYETTE — A Louisiana-Lafayette softball season that yielded a team record in home runs got a big boost from a pair of double plays. The Ragin’ Cajuns’ 2-0 lead on Baylor in Sunday night’s win-or-go-home NCAA tournament Lafayette regional finale was being threatened by a Bears rally when left fielder Shellie Landry ended all… Continue reading →