LAFAYETTE — Home runs from senior Matte Haack and freshman Shellie Landry, along with a srong pitching performance by sophomore Jordan Wallace, led Lousiana-Lafayette to a 9-1 win over Mississippi State in softball Wednesday night at Lamson Park.
Haack was 2-for-4 with a double and five RBIs for the Cajuns (3-1).
“I thought we played very well.” coach Granger said. “Jordan spun the ball well. She gave up a home run but came right back with a strike out. Our bats showed up with Matte and Shellie stepping up and making good hits for us.”
Wallace (3-0) struck out 12 and allows one run on six hits in six innings.
LOYOLA SPLITS DOUBLEHEADER WITH CHRISTIAN BROTHERS: In Memphis, Loyola University New Orleans split a doubleheader with Christian Brothers University on Wednesday afternoon at Buc Field.
In the opener, Loyola (4-9) scored one run in the seventh inning and two in the eighth to rally for a 3-1 win and snap an eight game losing streak.
John Nicholson reached on an error and scored on another error in the seventh. In the eighth inning, Philip Cazayoux walked and stole second. Karson Cullins singled and moved to second on a wild throw before Carmelo LoSauro singled to right center to score both Cazayoux and Cullins.
Loyola’s Kevin Lindsey (1-2) pitched a complete game, allowing one run and six hits in eight innings while striking out five. Brandon Snow went 2-for-3 with a steal.
Tyler Burnett led the Bucs, going 2-for-4 with a run scored.
In the second game, a late Wolf Pack rally was thwarted by darkness in an 8-6 loss. Christian Brothers scored four runs in the fourth, keyed by Mac Cooley’s RBI double.
Loyola loaded the bases in the sixth, then LoSauro took an RBI walk, and Evan Turkish brought home a run when he was hit by a pitch.
But a fly out by John Nicholson ended the threat and the game was called because of darkness.
Brandon Snow and LoSauro led the Wolf Pack offense, both going 2-for-3 with a walk, two RBIs, and one run scored. Nicholson went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.
Cooley went 2-for-2 with two doubles, an RBI and two runs for the Bucs.