Ragin’ Cajuns honor Yvette Girouard, sweep Houston

LAFAYETTE — On a day in which Louisiana-Lafayette welcomed back former coach Yvette Girouard to Lamson Park, the Cajuns swept Houston 9-1 and 10-5 on Wednesday, improving their winning streak to 14 games.

“It’s good to have coach Girouard back here,” ULL coach Michael Lotief said. “What she has been to me and (former coach Stefni Lotief) and this program, you can’t overstate it. You can always come home. That’s what it’s like being a Ragin’ Cajun.”

Nerissa Myers opened the doubleheader with her third leadoff home run of the season, crushing the ball over the scoreboard in right field. It was her sixth home run of the season, and it sparked the Cajuns to a 9-1 win that lasted five innings because of an eight-run mercy rule.

Jordan Wallace tossed all five innings, allowing just one run on two hits and three walks while fanning 10 batters.

In the second game, Houston scored three runs in the first inning off starter Christina Hamilton, but ULL scored three in the bottom of the first, aided by homers from Brianna Cherry and Shellie Landry.

The Cajuns blew the game open with five runs in the bottom of the fifth, making a winner of reliever Kristin Martinez.