Softball Sets Program Wins Record In Split With Louisiana Lafayette
April 30, 2008
HOUSTON -- The University of Houston softball team spit a doubleheader with Louisiana Lafayette Wednesday at Cougar Softball Stadium. With their 2-0 game one win the Cougars set a program record for most wins in a season with a 45-8 mark, passing the previous record of 44 set in 2007.
The ninth ranked Cougars move to 45-8 overall. They are now 2-7 in the all-time series against the Ragin' Cajuns.
In game one, senior pitcher Angel Shamblin advanced to 28-2 in the circle after registering her 14th shutout this season. She added 10 strikeouts for her eighth double-digit strikeout game this season, while holding UL Lafayette to one hit.
Junior Elaina Nordstrom put the Cougars on the board in the third inning after hitting her 13th home run of the season. She is tied for the second most home runs on the team and has the fourth most home runs in UH single season history.
Houston added a single run in the sixth inning after freshman Baillie Lott reached base on a walk. After reaching third on a double by junior Christa Raley, Lott would score on a fielder's choice by junior Jessica Valis.
Game Two: Houston 0, UL Lafayette 4
Senior Barbie Love 6.1 innings moved to 10-3 this season. She allowed six hits, four runs, six strikeouts and two walks. Shamblin completed the game allowing one hit in 0.2 innings.
The Ragin' Cajuns jumped on the board early, scoring two runs in the first inning on a fielding error by the Cougars.
UL Lafayette added two final runs in the seventh inning. With the bases loaded Melissa Verde hit a single down the left field line scoring two runners.
In the bottom of the seventh, Houston had two runners on base with one out but they were unable to score as the final two batters were struck out.