The Final Score Archives

Wyatt Marks’ strong start guides Cajuns to 4-1 win, series sweep of Texas-Arlington

LAFAYETTE — Right-hander Wyatt Marks became the third Louisiana-Lafayette freshman in as many days to pitch seven stingy innings, and his offensive teammates had his back as the Ragin’ Cajuns completed a three-game sweep with a 4-1 win against Texas-Arlington on Sunday at Moore Field. With the win, the Cajuns (28-15, 13-7 Sun Belt)… Continue reading →

Kyle Clement’s infield single boosts Cajuns to 3-2, walk-off victory over Texas-Arlington

Advocate photo by Buddy Delahoussaye- Cajun's catcher Nick Thurman tries to put the tag on a Maverick sliding into home but the ball comes loose as the Cajuns go on the beat the Mavericks 3-2 at the Tigue on Saturday night.

LAFAYETTE — Really, it was a lose-lose situation for Texas-Arlington in the bottom of the ninth. With the go-ahead run 90 feet away, should the Mavericks have pitched to All-American Blake Trahan, or should they have taken the left-on-left matchup and pitched to the hottest hitter in the Louisiana-Lafayette lineup? The Mavericks chose the… Continue reading →

Oregon softball team rallies in second game to sweep Ragin’ Cajuns

EUGENE, Ore. — Janelle Lindvall lifted a sacrifice fly with the bases loaded in the bottom of the eighth inning to score Jenna Lilley and help No. 2-ranked Oregon rally for a 2-1 victory over the No. 9-ranked UL-Lafayette softball team, completing a three-game sweep Saturday at Howe Field. In the opener, Koral Costa went… Continue reading →

Oregon’s Cheridian Hawkins throws five-inning no-hitter

E ugene , Ore. — It was a banner afternoon for second-ranked Oregon as it blanked No. 9 Louisiana-Lafayette 8-0 in a battle of top-10 teams at Howe Field in five innings. Ducks pitcher Cheridian Hawkins tossed a five-inning no-hitter while Oregon outfielder Janie Takeda set school career records for hits… Continue reading →

Cajuns’ Gunner Leger shuts down UTA

Advocate photo by Buddy Delahoussaye- Cajun's Kyle Clement giving the high fives after hitting a two run homer against UT Arlington on Friday night.

LAFAYETTE — Freshman starter Gunner Leger pounded the strike zone for seven strong innings, and the scorching Kyle Clement gave him an early cushion in Louisiana-Lafayette’s 5-0 series-opening win against UT-Arlington. “We pitched, we played defense and we got timely hitting,” coach Tony Robichaux said. “It’s hard to lose when you do all three.”… Continue reading →

Cajun Field, M.L. ‘Tigue’ Moore Field get green light for second phase of renovations

Advocate file photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Workers build forms to pour concrete into last May at the south end zone of Cajun Field in Lafayette. The end zone got new seats as part of the first phase of a sports complex reconstruction plan.

LAFAYETTE — Tier II of UL-Lafayette’s athletic facilities master plan was approved by the UL system board Thursday, officially putting in motion the beginnings of a revamped M.L. “Tigue” Moore field and Cajun Field. Director of Athletics Scott Farmer read the proposal verbatim as “the University of Lousiana-Lafayette’s request for approval to… Continue reading →

Ragin’ Cajuns softball team figures to experience a super regional-style atmospehere at Oregon

Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- University of Louisiana at Lafayette's Haley Hayden gets a hit against Arizona during  the NCAA super regional in Lafayette.

UL-Lafayette softball coach Michael Lotief says the team’s trip to Oregon this weekend is a trial run for the NCAA super regionals. “Oregon is No. 2 in the country,” he said. “They have a first-team All-American in (pitcher) Cheridan Hawkins and they get us at their place. We get to go see what it’s about and experience it.… Continue reading →

Sallie Guillory leaves Ragin’ Cajuns’ women’s basketball staff

Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- UL-Lafayette assistant women's basketball coach Sallie Guillory works with the team during practice last month in Lafayette.

LAFAYETTE — After playing a big role in leading the UL-Lafayette women’s basketball team to the Women’s Basketball Invitational championship, associate head coach Sallie Guillory will soon leave to pursue a new career, the school announced Thursday. Guillory’s last day will come on April 30, as she is set to join Our Savior Church in Lafayette.… Continue reading →

Ragin' Cajuns assistant women's basketball coach Sallie Guillory to leave the university

Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- University of Louisiana at Lafayette Assitant Women's Basketball Coach Sallie Guillory works with the team during practice Tuesday in Lafayette.

. LAFAYETTE – Ragin' Cajuns women's basketball assistant coach Sallie Guillory is leaving the program effective April 30 to pursue a position with Our Savior’s Church in Lafayette. Guillory was an assistant coach for three seasons. A national search for her replacement will begin immediately.

“Sallie has decided to take a position where she will continue… Continue reading →

Big sixth inning lifts Cajuns to 5-4 win over SU

Advocate photo by Buddy Delahoussaye -- Southern's Gavin Webster sildes safely into second with a double as UL-Lafayette  Blake Trahan shortstop Blake Trahan tries to make a tag in the sixth inning Wednesday at M.L. 'Tigue' Moore Field in Lafayette.

LAFAYETTE — For five innings, J’Markus George and Southern had UL-Lafayette’s number. Then, with a little prodding from associate head coach Anthony Babineaux, the Cajuns hung a number of their own on the scoreboard. Trailing 4-0 with just two hits to their credit as they entered the bottom of the sixth, the Cajuns’ bats awoke with… Continue reading →

Junior-college forward Larenz Stalcup signs with Cajuns basketball squad

LAFAYETTE — Junior-college forward Larenz Stalcup officially became the fifth member of the Louisiana-Lafayette men’s basketball signing class Wednesday, coach Bob Marlin announced. “Larenz is a long, athletic post player who will help our front court,” Marlin said of the 6-foot-11 Stalcup. “He is an active rebounder and shot blocker. We are excited to have… Continue reading →

Cajuns go coast-to-coast for long softball road trip

LAFAYETTE — Now that the Ragin’ Cajuns have seen the Blue Ridge Mountains and shared some stories, a coast-to-coast work trip will continue with a battle against the No. 2 ranked team in the country. When the No. 9 ranked University of Louisiana at Lafayette softball team enters Howe Field at the University of Oregon campus… Continue reading →

Junior-college forward Larenz Stalcup commits to Ragin’ Cajuns

The Louisiana-Lafayette men’s basketball team could be adding some size to its roster after receiving a verbal commitment from 6-foot-11 forward Larenz Stalcup of Snow College, a junior college in Ephraim, Utah. Stalcup committed late Monday and is expected to sign with the Ragin’ Cajuns in the coming days, which would bring the team’s 2015 signing class… Continue reading →

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 →