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jayrot

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Thoughts and prayers with the Glasco family.


Was utterly shocked when family sent me the article. So crazy and my heart breaks for all of them. All I can picture is how momma Glasco is doing. Thoughts and prayers to them all.
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A very nicely written article.

https://www.theadvocate.com/acadiana/sports/ul_lafayette/article_213b873c-28cc-11e9-b681-eb113f45b105.html
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http://espn1420.com/ragin-cajun-softball-coach-gerry-glasco-interview-on-espn1420-audio/
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Team media day with coach Roberts : https://www.klfy.com/sports/cajun-nation/assistant-head-coach-mike-roberts-addresses-media-for-ragin-cajuns-softball/1754770383
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Finally here, game day. Cajuns open up with Fordham at 5:00 pm. Should have a packed house, if we can avoid the rain that is heading our way.
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Cajuns open the season by beating Fordham 4-0, behind a one-hitter by Summer Ellyson. Summer also had 16 strikeouts and only 2 walks in the complete game. Raina O' Neil blasted a two run homer for the Cajuns. As a team the Cajuns had 8 hits to Fordham 1, which was recorded with two outs in the 7th.
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Raina O'Neal might have the sweetest swing in college softball.  She hit a lot of bombs for Texas Tech as a freshman before sitting out last year.  She is going to hit a lot of them this year for the Ragin Cajuns.  I predict top 5 in NCAA HRs this year for her if she can manage to keep the Ks down.  
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Cajuns open the season by beating Fordham 4-0, behind a one-hitter by Summer Ellyson. Summer also had 16 strikeouts and only 2 walks in the complete game. Raina O' Neil blasted a two run homer for the Cajuns. As a team the Cajuns had 8 hits to Fordham 1, which was recorded with two outs in the 7th.


That field looked amazing!  Congrats to the Cajuns on overcoming this to start the season off with a win.
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Kandra Lamb's first game for the Cajuns is a 5 inning no hitter (with 1BB, 5SO, 0er) in an 11-0 game against Incarnate Word.  This was followed with another nice performance by Ellyson, 4ip, 1h, 1BB, 0er, 8so and an appearance by Carrie Boswell (1ip, 0h, 0er, 1bb, 1so) in a 15-0 game against Texas A&M CC. Cajuns play again tomorrow against Texas A&M CC, and then a double header on Monday against Cal. Congrats to Kandra Lamb on her first collegiate game, to Summer Ellyson on her 24so in 11ip, and to all the Cajuns on their 3-0 start.
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Louisiana Ragin Cajuns open up conference play in San Marcus today against Texas State, should be a good series. First pitch set for 6:00 p.m. Geaux Cajuns, need a win tonight.
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Sarah Hudek with a solo shot in the first, Raina O'Neal with a 2 runner in top of second. 3-0, top 3.
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Louisiana takes game one of the three game series with Texas State 6-1. Cajuns outhit the Bobcats nine to four. Let's go take game two tomorrow Cajuns.
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Louisiana and Texas State fixing to start game two of the series, Cajuns won the first game 6-1. Kandra Lamb will get the start for Louisiana.
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Louisiana gets by Texas State 5-3 in a hard fought game. Cajuns have taken the first two games in the series. Cajuns outhit the Bobcats 10 to 5. Courtney Gremillion led the Cajuns going 3 for 4 with a 2 run homer. Sarah Hudek also went 2 for 4. Final game of the series is tomorrow, Geaux Cajuns and get the sweep on the road.
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Louisiana finishes off the Texas State Bobcats 7-4 to complete the sweep in San Marcos. Leading the way for the Cajuns was Allisa Dalton going 2-4 with a solo home run and Lexie Comeaux also with a solo home run as she went 2-2 in the game. Cajuns out hit the Bobcats 7 to 1 as Summer Ellyson pitched an excellent game. Texas State scored 4 runs on walks and 1 hit in the 5th as Kandra Lamb could not find the plate when she came in for Ellyson, as the Cajuns were forced to bring Ellyson back in to put out the rally. The Cajuns will come home after 3 weeks on the road and play Baylor Monday afternoon. Keep it going Cajuns.
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It is probably WAY too soon to think about this, but it has been discussed on this board many times that in order to host a regional, a team must have a magic number of top 25 wins on its resume.  And I think that magic number is 4.  Assuming that Cal and Baylor end up outside the top 25, any worries about the UL resume being strong enough?   
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Baylor probably won't be in the top 25...........I watched 'em play tonight and they have multiple players on the field who don't wanna be on the field..........Baylor batters struck-out 17 times in tonight's game and defense was just as poor...........
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There isn't really a magic number so much as how did you fare compared to teams that are also in contention to host a regional. And generally speaking the primary measure of "fared" is RPI, although they do consider things like SOS, head to head record, bad losses, signature wins and such as well. The committee doesn't put any stock into nfca, espn etc rankings.

Take a team like KY for instance. They are going to have a lot of games against RPI top 25 schools, and probably several wins, but it's very likely they will have a much poorer record than UL. I don't know if Baylor, cal or ORST, will end up in the top 25 rpi or not but they will be up there pretty close and the game against OK will help UL even though they lost as it will help SOS. The committee has to balance things like that all the time.

I wish UL had played both games with OK and split but they may still be ok for hosting a regional if they do very well against the rest of their schedule. Even if they end up going to a regional, they will be a tough out.
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It is probably WAY too soon to think about this, but it has been discussed on this board many times that in order to host a regional, a team must have a magic number of top 25 wins on its resume.  And I think that magic number is 4.  Assuming that Cal and Baylor end up outside the top 25, any worries about the UL resume being strong enough?   


Cajun opponents and their current records:

Fordham  6-12
Incarnate Word  2-18
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi  4-20
California  16-7
Jackson State  4-20
Austin Peay  12-11
Stephen F. Austin  13-11
Kent State 6-11
Baylor  11-9
North Texas  13-9
Oregon State  16-5
Oklahoma  20-2
Texas State  9-14

Nicholls State  12-12
Troy  18-8
McNeese State  11-13
South Alabama  9-13
Georgia Southern  13-10
Texas-Arlington  13-10
Southeastern Louisiana  13-10
Appalachian State  13-6
Campbell  8-15
North Carolina-Greensboro  12-10
Georgia State  2-21
Louisiana Tech  15-7
Coastal Carolina  20-4
ULM  4-19

The teams from Fordham to Texas State are the ones the Cajuns have played thus far and their combined records, for rpi purposes, are right around the .500 mark. Of the six remaining non-conference opponents, McNeese State and Campbell are the only ones with current losing records going into what is essentially conference play, so, perhaps, the Cajuns may get some help from the remaining teams.

When I first saw the Cajuns' schedule and observed that there would be a maximum of 9 games against power conference opponents, I was concerned. When I saw that none of those 9 games were against SEC teams, I was more concerned. When I heard Gia Rodoni was out for the season, I was very concerned. When the Cajuns lost to the Sooners and the remaining games in Norman were cancelled, I said it's probably over.

I know there a lot of games left to play and, certainly, anything can happen between now and Selection Sunday. But since the committee has historically underseeded the Cajuns, even when they had strong schedules, it's difficult to imagine the combination of scenarios that could put the Cajuns in a position to host a regional. We'll see when the rpi rankings come out next week.

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Louisiana whips the Troy trojans for the second time in two days 8-0 in 6 innings. Yesterday the Cajuns won 9-1 in 6 innings. Final game of the series, at noon tomorrow. Keep it going Cajuns.
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Louisiana finishes off the sweep of the Troy Trojans by a score of 8-0 in five innings. Cajuns run-ruled the Trojans in all three games in impressive fashion, as they move to 6-0 in conference and 23-3 overall. Next up, Mcneese at home Wednesday. Keep it rolling Cajuns!!!!
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I haven't seen it posted here, so I wanted to let all know that the field at Lamson Park in Lafayette was named for Yvette Girouard. There are probably still some mixed feelings among the faithful, but there is no doubt there would not be a program if not for Yvette. The story of the origin of the program would sound like something that was made up for the movies. She had no budget, no field, no uniforms, no team, and very little salary. He mom made the uniforms, and the plot of land they played on after the first year or two was just that, a piece of field. She created the field, gathered the girls, worked tirelessly to create a successful field generating backing from some of the local business owners who took her in and helped to create what the program has become today.

There were those who weren't happy with all of the things that happened in her transition to LSU (I'm one of them), but I never forgot she was the architect and builder. She had turned down a number of offers to other major programs before the LSU offer to stay with her program, and only left because our university president at that time was not a fan of college athletics.

She played a part in our hiring Coach Glasco, who I think may be one of very few coaches in the country who could have come in at the time he did and the situation he had to deal with and be successful. I'm sure there were some fans at that regime change who have decided again not to be a part of the program, but I can't say enough about how Coach Glasco has handled the relationship with players, fans, and administration while maintaining the goal to be a national champion. I'm glad the times have enabled some of animosity to go by the wayside as I don't like to think the person who worked so hard to create the program and nurture it to national prominence should be standing outside the current gate looking in to what it has become.

https://ragincajuns.com/news/2019/3/15/softball-architect-of-ragincajunssb-honored-with-unveiling-of-yvette-girouard-field-at-lamson-park.aspx
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Louisiana finishes off the sweep of the Troy Trojans by a score of 8-0 in five innings. Cajuns run-ruled the Trojans in all three games in impressive fashion, as they move to 6-0 in conference and 23-3 overall. Next up, Mcneese at home Wednesday. Keep it rolling Cajuns!!!!


Man, Troy played like garbage all weekend.  Our SS is hurt, but we are getting worse as the season goes.  Just curious - Do the Cajuns have another pitcher?  Ellyson pitched pretty much every inning of all three games.  They didn't even attempt a Saturday starter.
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Man, Troy played like garbage all weekend.  Our SS is hurt, but we are getting worse as the season goes.  Just curious - Do the Cajuns have another pitcher?  Ellyson pitched pretty much every inning of all three games.  They didn't even attempt a Saturday starter.


My understanding is with Troy and Texas State expected to be the biggest threats in the Belt this year Coach Glasco didn't want to take any chances early in those games as he's looking at maintaining RPI as much as possible to give us the best chance of hosting a regional. You don't want to give another team early momentum in the game and energize the other pitcher if you can avoid it. With the games against Oklahoma & Oregon State getting cancelled our ability to maximize our RPI took a hit. Those games replaced the expected home weekend series against Florida State that got moved back to next year (I think). They did pitch Carrie Boswell in the 6th innings of the Friday (1 batter) & Saturday (3 batters) games that ended in the 6th and would have probably done the same on Sunday but it ended in the 5th. I expect them to give the other pitchers more opportunities in the second half of the season and conference games as we expect to be able to score a little more easily in those games but you can never tell how that will work out. A hot pitcher can always get you when you least expect it. It's sad to say but we almost have to go undefeated in conference and win convincingly to even be considered as a host site.
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I think Coastal Carolina is the biggest threat to the cajuns in the sun belt this year
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I think Coastal Carolina is the biggest threat to the cajuns in the sun belt this year


Could be, although playing in Lafayette in front of 1700 or so fans can be intimidating.
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Could be, although playing in Lafayette in front of 1700 or so fans can be intimidating.


oh definitely, they probably won't even win a game, but in the sun belt they are definitely the next strongest team after Louisiana.
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oh definitely, they probably won't even win a game, but in the sun belt they are definitely the next strongest team after Louisiana.


UTA struggled last weekend, but they've played well against some high level opponents
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I think Coastal Carolina is the biggest threat to the cajuns in the sun belt this year


I hope so, but I doubt it.

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The way this team is playing, I don't see any teams this year in the Sun Belt to be a threat. We might get upset once, but I just don't see it happening this year, undefeated in conference play is realistic.
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