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Cajuns’ surging offense takes on sturdy Southeastern pitching

Advocate photo by LEE CELANO --- UL-Lafayette's Evan Powell scores past Jackson State catcher Jovany Felipe earlier this month in Lafayette. The Cajuns offense has averaged 8.5 runs in the past 10 games.

HAMMOND — The University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s awakened bats made a believer out of Texas State last weekend. In fact, since the midpoint of the season two weeks ago, the Ragin’ Cajuns have made believers out of most teams. The notable exception to that is Southeastern Louisiana, which held the Cajuns… Continue reading →

Even without coach Michael Lotief, Cajuns softball squad keeps the offense rolling

LAFAYETTE — Sophomore Haley Hayden said it has been different for the Louisiana-Lafayette softball team without coach Michael Lotief in the dugout since March 28. The outcomes haven’t been different — the Ragin’ Cajuns are 9-1 in Lotief’s health-influenced absence — but Hayden said the team has had to draw from its memory of Lotief’s… Continue reading →

Rain washes out Ragin' Cajuns softball series finale at Appalachian State

. Storm clouds and rain called off Sunday's softball matchup between No. 9-ranked UL-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns and Appalachian State. The game will not be made up. Friday, April 24 the Ragin' Cajuns will travel to play No. 1-ranked Oregon in a three game series. Friday's first pitch is at 6 p.m. and Saturday's doubleheader is… Continue reading →

Cajuns baseball squad splits doubleheader at Texas State

SAN MARCOS, Texas — The Louisiana-Lafayette baseball team split a doubleheader at Texas State on Saturday at Bobcat Ballpark, winning the first game 11-3 before falling in the nightcap 10-4. The Ragin’ Cajuns (22-15, 9-7 Sun Belt) and Bobcats (18-19-1, 10-7) will meet in the rubber match at 1 p.m. Sunday. Texas State was… Continue reading →

Ragin’ Cajuns softball team begins long road trip with Appalachian State

Advocate Photo by LEE CELANO  - University of Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns' celebrate Kelsey Vincent's(#28) three-run homer against the Baylor Bears in the fourth inning in Lafayette Sat., April 11, 2015.

For the remainder of the regular season, the UL-Lafayette softball team is a road show. The Ragin’ Cajuns’ home schedule is complete. They visit hapless Appalachian State this weekend, and Cajuns associate head coach T.J. Hubbard has to be concerned the team will looking past the Sun Belt Conference’s bottom dwellers. The Mountaineers come in with just one… Continue reading →

UL-Lafayette adds two to basketball signing class

LAFAYETTE — The Louisiana-Lafayette men’s basketball team officially added two members to its 2015 signing class Friday in Jerekius Davis and Jay Hedgeman, bringing the class to four members. Hedgeman, who is transferring from San Jacinto College, and Davis, a Jackson, Mississippi prep star, are joining Lafayette High guard Corey Davis and Itawamba Community College… Continue reading →

Southeastern’s eighth-inning rally yields 5-3 win, snaps Cajuns’ six-game winning streak

Louisiana-Lafayette's Tyler Girouard (9) is greeted by teammates after he hit a solo home run against Southeastern at Moore Field on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, in Lafayette. Photo by Brad Kemp/

LAFAYETTE — Southeastern Louisiana brought home three runs in the eighth inning to rally to a 5-3 win Tuesday night, ending the Louisiana-Lafayette baseball team’s winning streak at six games. “We just didn’t get it done,” Cajuns coach Tony Robichaux said. “We had one bad inning.” Six consecutive Southeastern (27-11) batters reached… Continue reading →

Visit from a familiar face is highlight of Ragin’ Cajuns’ softball game against Houston on Wednesday

LAFAYETTE — Before the Louisiana-Lafayette softball team hits the road for the rest of the season, the players will get a glimpse of past Women’s College World Series success. The Ragin’ Cajuns (32-5) are set to host Houston (19-23) at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Lamson Park. The Cougars are led by coach Kyla Hall… Continue reading →

Cajuns face challenge against Southeastern

Advocate file photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD --  UL-Lafayette coach Tony Robichaux said the Cajuns' defense  and base running improved in last weekend's sweep over Jackson State.

It’s on a six-game win streak, tying its longest of the season, and a lot of things went right for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette baseball team in that eight-day stretch. Ragin’ Cajuns coach Tony Robichaux contributed that recent success to several factors, but he said that continuing the hot streak will provide… Continue reading →

Back in the dugout — at least unofficially — Michael Lotief ‘had fun’ with his Ragin’ Cajuns softball team Saturday

Advocate Photo by LEE CELANO - UL-Lafayette coach Michael Lotief congratulates Haley Hayden after her first-inning home run against Iowa on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015.

LAFAYETTE — Michael Lotief’s fun at the old ballpark included some exciting plays, fist pumps and a few choice words. When the Louisiana-Lafayette softball team posted a pair of wins against Baylor on Saturday, their head coach was thrilled to be back with his squad — at least in an unofficial capacity. He watched the senior… Continue reading →

‘Hit parade’ in 12-run inning helps Ragin’ Cajuns softball team sweep out Baylor

Advocate Photo by LEE CELANO  - University of Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns' Kassidy Zeringue crosses the plate to score against the Baylor Bears in the fourth inning in Lafayette Sat., April 11, 2015.

LAFAYETTE — He felt like the offense was about to get going. But Louisiana-Lafayette softball associate head coach T.J. Hubbard didn’t expect it all to happen in one inning. After they were shut out for the first three innings of the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader against Baylor, the floodgates opened for the Ragin’ Cajuns in… Continue reading →

Ragin’ Cajuns get commitment from junior-college forward Jay Hedgeman

LAFAYETTE — The Louisiana-Lafayette men’s basketball team picked up its fourth commitment for its 2015 class this weekend from San Jacinto College forward Jay Hedgeman. The 6-foot-7 Hedgeman averaged 10.1 points and 7.4 rebounds in 21.2 minutes last season. Hedgeman joined forward Jerekius Davis and guards Corey Davis and Tyrone Wooten as verbal… Continue reading →

Ragin’ Cajuns baseball team’s Friday game against Jackson State postponed; teams slated for doubleheader starting at 10 a.m. Saturday

Advocate photo by LEE CELANO  - A lone fan sits as rain falls during the Ragin' Cajuns' game against Georgia Southern on Sunday, April 5, 2015.

LAFAYETTE — As expected, heavy rain and thunderstorms crisscrossed the Acadiana area Friday, forcing Louisiana-Lafayette and Jackson State to postpone the start of their baseball series. A doubleheader was scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Moore Field. In a new release, the school said only tickets for Saturday’s game will be honored… Continue reading →

Ragin’ Cajuns’ softball game Friday vs. Baylor canceled

LAFAYETTE — Friday’s series opener between No. 10 UL-Lafayette and No. 14 Baylor at Lamson Park has been canceled because of rain. The Ragin’ Cajuns (30-5) and Bears (29-7) will play at doubleheader at noon Saturday. The 2015 senior class will be honored before the start of the doubleheader. The games will be broadcast… Continue reading →

Knoxville knocks IceGators out of SPHL playoffs

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Louisiana IceGators’ roller-coaster ride of a season reached an end, thanks to a former member of the team. Dennis Sicard scored off a Jason Price feed with 8:10 remaining in the second overtime period to give the Knoxville IceBears a 4-3 victory, a 2-0 series win and a berth in the… Continue reading →

Freshman DJ Sanders adds a little hot sauce to the Louisiana-Lafayette softball team

Advocate Photo by LEE CELANO  - University of Louisiana at Lafayette Ragin Cajuns' shortstop DJ Sanders fields a ball in the second inning against the Idaho State University Bengals Friday, Feb. 13, 2015.

LAFAYETTE — When DJ Sanders came into the world of college softball from northeast Mississippi, she didn’t have a long list of details about Louisiana-Lafayette’s history, but she did have a basic blueprint for success from her oldest sister ... and a few bottles of hot sauce. Sanders, a freshman shortstop from Columbus, Mississippi, has… Continue reading →

Ragin’ Cajuns softball team welcomes No. 14 Baylor

Advocate file photo by LEE CELANO -- UL-Lafayette's Shellie Landry is congratulated by teammates after hitting a three-run home run against  Hofstra on Feb. 21. The No. 10 Ragin' Cajuns host No. 14 Baylor this weekend.

LAFAYETTE — The UL-Lafayette softball team will play its final home series of the regular season this weekend, and the opponent is no pushover. No. 14 Baylor (28-7) visits Lamson Park to take on the No. 10 Ragin’ Cajuns (30-5) in a matchup of two programs coming off Women’s College World Series appearances a year ago.… Continue reading →

As wet weather looms, flexibility is the keyword for the Cajuns baseball squad this weekend

LAFAYETTE — With rainy conditions in the forecast for the foreseeable future, Louisiana-Lafayette coach Tony Robichaux isn’t sure what’s going to happen for his team’s weekend series against nonconference opponent Jackson State. “Some things you can control,” he said. “The weather is one of them that you can’t.” The only planning the Ragin’ Cajuns… Continue reading →

Cajuns’ rally in ninth upends Houston

Advocate photo by Buddy Delahoussaye-  Greg Davis gets the hand shake from third base coach Jeremy Talbot after hitting a 2 run home run at the Tigue on Tuesday night.

LAFAYETTE — Brian Mills’ slicing double past a diving Kyle Survance down the right field line capped a three-run ninth-inning rally, leading Louisiana-Lafayette to stun a ranked Houston team 7-6 in walk-off fashion. Mills was 0-for-4 at the plate before he stepped up to the plate with one out and runners on first and second… Continue reading →

Home matchup with Houston begins busy week for Cajuns baseball team

Louisiana-Lafayette pitcher Will Bacon delivers a pitch against Alabama during their game at Hoover Met Stadium Friday Feb. 28, 2015 in Hoover, AL. Photo by Brad Kemp/

LAFAYETTE — Tuesday’s game isn’t your typical midweek outing for the Louisiana-Lafayette baseball team. After facing six straight Louisiana squads in midweek games so far this season, the Ragin’ Cajuns welcome Houston at 6 p.m. Tuesday in what UL-Lafayette coach Tony Robichaux calls a good challenge for his team. “Playing people like this helps… Continue reading →

Home or away, Cajuns softball squad keeps rolling

Photo by BRAD KEMP/ -- Louisiana-Lafayette's Alex Stewart

LAFAYETTE — Louisiana-Lafayette softball associate head coach T.J. Hubbard is happy to be home. “It’s always good to be home, but this weekend felt a little extra special,” he said. “It was great to be back this weekend.” The Ragin’ Cajuns are still without head coach Michael Lotief, who is battling complications from a… Continue reading →

UL-Lafayette, Sam Houston State cancel Tuesday’s softball matchup

LAFAYETTE — The Louisiana-Lafayette softball team’s game at Sam Houston State scheduled for Tuesday has been canceled, the schools announced Monday night. The coaching staffs made the decision to better prepare their teams for their weekend series. With inclement weather possible later in the week, the staffs wanted more days of outdoor preparation.… Continue reading →

Locked-in Ragin’ Cajuns softball team crushes Georgia State in doubleheader

Advocate Photo by LEE CELANO  -  University of Louisiana at Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns players, wearing t-shirts for Head Coach Mike Lotief, celebrate Kelsey Vincent's grand slam against the Georgia State Panthers in the first inning Sat. April 4, 2015. Mike Lotief is indefinitely with health issues.

LAFAYETTE — With the outcomes never in doubt — Louisiana-Lafayette swept its doubleheader with Georgia State Saturday 10-2 and 8-0 — associate head coach T.J. Hubbard said it was important to get the pitchers work. In the first game, Alex Stewart made her fourth consecutive start for the Ragin’ Cajuns (30-5, 15-3) and pitched five innings,… Continue reading →

Teammates forever: Jonathan Lucroy draws strength from John Coker Jr., who was seriously wounded in Afghanistan

Milwaukee Brewers' Jonathan Lucroy watches his two-run home run against the Cincinnati Reds during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Friday, March 27, 2015, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

PHOENIX — Before his former Louisiana-Lafayette teammate nearly died, before his buddy began a long, slow, painful recovery after getting ambushed in Afghanistan, Jonathan Lucroy figures he was like a lot of folks. “I was one of those dumb Americans that kind of took everything for granted,” the Milwaukee Brewers catcher said. “And all… Continue reading →

Georgia Southern gets best of UL-Lafayette in 2-1 pitchers’ duel

Louisiana-Lafayette third baseman Joe Robbins, left, throws to first on a bunt attempt by Georgia Southern batter Kody Adams during their game at M.L."Tigre" Moore Field Friday, April 3, 2015 in Lafayette, La., UL pitcher Gunner Leger watches on the right. Georgia Southern defeated the Cajuns in game one 2-1. Photo by Brad Kemp/

LAFAYETTE — Evan Challenger lived up to his billing. So did freshman Gunner Leger. With the pitchers stringing together scoreless innings, Georgia Southern went to one of its little-used weapons Friday night, and the result was a 2-1 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette in the opening game of their three-game Sun Belt Conference series.… Continue reading →

Alex Stewart, D.J. Sanders lead Ragin’ Cajuns softball team to 10-1 win over Georgia State

LAFAYETTE — She didn’t know she was getting the ball until half an hour before the game. Sophomore pitcher Alex Stewart was coming off a 2-0 performance last weekend, and Louisiana-Lafayette softball associate head coach T.J. Hubbard said she has the hot hand for the No. 10 Ragin’ Cajuns. Stewart maintained her dominance in… Continue reading →

Forward Jerekius Davis commits to the Ragin’ Cajuns men’s basketball team

LAFAYETTE — The Louisiana-Lafayette men’s basketball team picked up its third commitment for its 2015 signing class Friday: 6-foot-6 forward Jerekius Davis of Provine High School in Jackson, Mississippi. “They got a kid that’s going to battle on the boards,” Provine coach Otis Gaines said. “He can really stretch the floor with his shooting. He uses… Continue reading →

Ragin’ Cajuns softball team, hosting Georgia State, tries to press on without coach Mike Lotief

Advocate file photo by LEE CELANO -- UL-Lafayette pitcher Jordan Wallace (far right) shakes hands with teammate Samantha Walsh after coach Michael Lotief (left) replaced her during a game against Troy on March 21.

LAFAYETTE — The week of preparation for this weekend’s Georgia State series didn’t quite register for Louisiana-Lafayette associate head softball coach T.J. Hubbard. With head coach Michael Lotief out indefinitely as he tends to a medical issue, Hubbard will be the point man when the Ragin’ Cajuns (27-5, 12-3) take on the Panthers (23-12, 5-4) at… Continue reading →