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Louisiana Lafayette Athletics | May 2, 2015

ULL sweeps ULM to capture Sun Belt title

  Louisiana Lafayette had 29 runs off 33 hits in the two wins, including 12 home runs.

MONROE, La. -- With a doubleheader sweep of ULM Saturday afternoon at the ULM Softball Complex by scores of 9-3, 20-2 (5 inn.) and South Alabama's split at Troy the No. 10 Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns softball team captured the 2015 Sun Belt Conference regular season championship.

ULL (36-8, 19-3 Sun Belt) generated 29 runs off 33 hits in the doubleheader, which included 12 home runs, to claim the program's second consecutive SBC regular season title and 13th in the 15 year existence of the league.

Aleah Craighton finished the doubleheader with four home runs, hitting two in each game for her second and third multi-home run games of the season. She finished 5-for-8 at the plate with nine RBI which included a career-high six RBI in Game 2. 

Shellie Landry turned in a 7-for-9 performance and tied her career-high for hits with four in Game 1. Lexie Elkins hit a home run in each game, increasing her season total to 27 which moves her within three of tying Danyele Gomez's single-season record 30 hit in 2006.

The home run production increased the Cajuns' season total to 95. Louisiana eclipsed 90 home runs for the second straight season (90 in 2014) and moved within five of reaching 100 for only the second time in school history (102 in 2006).

Jordan Wallace (15-4, 2.07 ERA) struck out 13 in Game 1 increasing her career strikeouts total to 862 which ties Ashley Brignac for second place. Christina Hamilton (9-2, 2.49 ERA) limited ULM to one hit and struck out six in her three innings of work in Game 2, extending her streak of undefeated starts in Sun Belt play to 20 games dating back to 2011.

With the sweep the Cajuns won their eighth Sun Belt series in as many played and stretched their win streak against the Warhawks to 11 games.

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