UL-L rallies by Ga. Tech, stays perfect
Orgeron becomes school's all-time RBI leader on grand slam
LAFAYETTE, La. -- Eighth-ranked Louisiana-Lafayette used an eight-run fourth inning to erase a seven-run deficit in Game 1, and Christi Orgeron became the school’s all-time RBI leader in Game 2 as the Cajuns remained unbeaten on the year and extended their nation’s longest home winning streak to 33 games.
With her team trailing 8-1 in the bottom of the fourth, Paige Cormier hit a three-run double and Sarah Draheim launched a two-run shot to aid the Louisiana comeback.
UL-L was behind a run in the bottom of the sixth, before Cormier evened the score on a sacrifice fly and Draheim gave the Cajuns a 12-10 lead with her second two-run homer of the game.
Louisiana (28-0, 3-0) hung on to win by a score of 12-11 and used a six-run fifth inning to come away with a 10-2 victory in the second game.
Orgeron blasted her third grand slam of the year in Game 2, giving her 249 career RBI, passing Danyele Gomez as the school’s career leader. The home run was the senior’s 11th of the year and upped her RBI total for the season to 55.
Jordan Wallace (14-0) was in the circle for Game 1, throwing six and a third innings, while allowing a season-high seven earned runs and struck out five Georgia Tech (19-16) hitters.
Ashley Brignac (11-0) surrendered two first-inning runs in the second game, but settled in to hurl a one-hit complete game, striking out five in the five innings.
“Ashley is very good,” co-head coach Michael Lotief said. “In Game 1 she was sitting in the dugout screaming at Jordan and encouraging her as she was battling. She showed great leadership, and when it was her turn she went out and go the job done. She was a leader on the field and off tonight.”
Cormier equaled her season-best with four RBI in the first game, while Draheim tied her career-high by also driving in four runs. Nerissa Myers recorded four hits on the evening, while Katie Smith and Natalie Fernandez had three apiece.
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