Ragin’ Cajuns get best of UH
The Cougars lost two different types of games on Wednesday night at Cougar Softball Stadium.
In the first part of their doubleheader, the Cougars were outslugged 12-7 by No. 11 Louisiana-Lafayette, and in the second match they lost a low-scoring affair 3-2.
UH jumped out to a quick two-run lead in the first game with a Jamie Edwards home run, and doubled their lead in the fourth inning when Haley Outon hit a two-run shot.
Outon and Edwards each recorded multi-hit games.
The Cougars held the Ragin’ Cajuns scoreless until the fifth inning.
UH surrendered three runs in the fifth and four more in the sixth to fall behind 7-4.
A Sydney Gerbracht three-run home run in the bottom of the sixth forced extra innings.
The Cougars and Ragin’ Cajuns battled three more innings, until Louisiana-Lafayette exploded for five runs in the top of the ninth to seal the 12-7 win.
UH starter Ty’ara Law lost just one inning. In relief, Diedre Outon went three-and-two-thirds innings, allowing three earned runs, and Summer Groholski gave up nine earned in four-and-a-third.
Outon started the second game and went three innings, allowing one earned run.
The Ragin’ Cajuns scored one run in the second and fifth innings, and the Cougars answered with two runs in the bottom of the fifth.
The Ragin’ Cajuns broke the tie in the top of the seventh on a two-out RBI single by Megan Granger.
The Cougars had no answer in the bottom of the seventh and dropped to 10-11 on the season. Groholski earned the loss in both games, giving her a 3-4 record for the year.