Middle Tennessee Softball Falls 12-1 to #17 UL-Lafayette

Face off against local rival Tennessee State on Thursday at 2 PM

March 16, 2008 · David Powell
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Corrie Abel was 1-for-3 with a homerun but the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (7-14, 2-3) gave up 10 runs in the final three innings in a 12-1 loss to the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns (19-5, 2-0) in the second game of a doubleheader at Blue Raider Field on Sunday.

Middle Tennessee was on the losing end of a 8-1 defeat in the first game earlier in the day. Justine Cerda went 1-for-3 with an RBI in the loss.

Kellie Head (3-6) got the start and the loss for the Blue Raiders. The righty gave up nine earned runs on 16 hits, while striking out one and walking two in 5.2 innings.

Lindsey Vander Lugt faced the final batter of the game in the relief appearance.

Ashley Brignac (12-3) worked 3.2 innings and picked up her second win of the day for Louisiana-Lafayette. She struck out five and walked one.

Brittany Cuevas started for the visitors but faced just three batters before being replaced by Brignac. Donna Bourgeois worked the final 2.0 innings, giving up one hit and striking out three in relief.

The Ragin' Cajuns opened the scoring in the 2nd inning when pinch runner Courtney Trahan scored off a Vander Lugt wild pitch.

They added another run in the 3rd inning to make it 2-0. Holly Tankersley led off with a double to left center field before Melissa Verde drove in Tankersley with a sacrifice fly to left field.

The Blue Raiders cut the lead in half in their half of the inning when Abel crushed a 3-2 pitch over the left field fence for a solo homerun. However, that was all the offense the Blue Raiders would have as the final three innings belonged to Louisiana-Lafayette in which they added 10 more runs to make it 12-1

The Blue Raiders return to action when they face local rival Tennessee State in a doubleheader at Blue Raider Field on Wednesday. Follow the action live at GoBlueRaiders.com.

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