Louisiana-Lafayette used seven home runs to power past North Texas in a doubleheader sweep at Lovelace Stadium. The Ragin’ Cajuns run-ruled the Mean Green 10-0 in the first game and won the nightcap 8-2.
Louisiana-Lafayette (25-11, 7-4 Sun Belt) jumped out early in both games.
In the opening win, Nerissa Myers led off the game with a solo home run. After Sarah Draheim drew a walk, Matte Haack hit a two-run homer to put ULL up 3-0.
ULL sealed the win with a five-run fifth inning. Haack led off the fifth with her second home run. Myers hit a grand slam to right-center field.
Myers went 3-for-4 in the game with two home runs, a double and six RBIs.
Jordan Wallace (14-6) picked up the win. She pitched four innings and allowed just one Mean Green hit. ULL outhit the Mean Green 11-2.
In the nightcap, Draheim homered in the first inning.
North Texas tied the game in the bottom of the second on Karly Williams’ RBI single up the middle. The Mean Green left three runners stranded in the inning.
ULL responded with five runs in the third. Myers and Shellie Landry both homered. The Ragin’ Cajuns walked three times in the inning.
Lesley Hirsch knocked in the Mean Green’s second run of the day with an RBI single in the fourth. UNT left two more runners stranded.
The Mean Green (18-16, 6-6) left nine runners on base in the nightcap.
Each team posted eight hits in the game, but four of ULLs hits were for extra bases.
Ashley Kirk (8-6) took the loss in the nightcap. She pitched seven innings and gave up seven runs and eight hits. She walked five batters and struck out 11 — her second-best strikeout total this season.
North Texas and ULL will play the series finale at 11 this morning.