2022 Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns softball team

The 2022 Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns softball team represented the University of Louisiana at Lafayette during the 2022 NCAA Division I softball season. The Ragin' Cajuns played their home games at Yvette Girouard Field at Lamson Park and were led by fifth-year head coach Gerry Glasco. They were members of the Sun Belt Conference.

2022 Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns softball
Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns wordmark.svg
Sun Belt Conference Tournament Champions
Sun Belt Conference Regular Season Champions
Clemson Regional appearance
ConferenceSun Belt Conference
Record47–13 (23–4 SBC)
Head coach
Assistant coaches
  • Lacy Prejean
  • Justin Robichaux
Home stadiumYvette Girouard Field at Lamson Park
Seasons
← 2021
2023 →
2022 Sun Belt Conference softball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
Louisiana  ‍y 23 4   .852 47 13   .783
South Alabama  ‍‍‍ 16 6   .727 26 21   .553
Texas State  ‍‍‍ 19 8   .704 39 19   .672
Troy  ‍‍‍ 15 12   .556 32 20   .615
UT Arlington  ‍‍‍ 12 15   .444 22 28   .440
Appalachian State  ‍‍‍ 10 15   .400 29 26   .527
Georgia State  ‍‍‍ 9 15   .375 21 34   .382
Louisiana–Monroe  ‍‍‍ 10 17   .370 27 27   .500
Coastal Carolina  ‍‍‍ 7 17   .292 25 29   .463
Georgia Southern  ‍‍‍ 6 18   .250 13 34   .277
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 5, 2022[1]; Rankings from NFCA/USA Today

PreseasonEdit

Sun Belt Conference Coaches PollEdit

The Sun Belt Conference Coaches Poll was released on January 31, 2022. Louisiana was picked to finish first in the conference with 97 votes and 7 first place votes.[2]

Coaches poll
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Louisiana 97 (7)
2 Texas State 87 (2)
3 Troy 82 (1)
4 South Alabama 74
5 UT Arlington 49
6 Appalachian State 46
7 Coastal Carolina 37
8 Georgia Southern 32
9 Louisiana–Monroe 27
10 Georgia State 19

Preseason All-Sun Belt teamEdit

[3]

  • Olivia Lackie (USA, Pitcher)
  • Leanna Johnson (TROY, Pitcher)
  • Kandra Lamb (LA, Pitcher)
  • Jessica Mullins (TXST, Pitcher)
  • Kamdyn Kvistad (USA, Catcher)
  • Sophie Piskos (LA, Catcher)
  • Faith Shirley (GASO, 1st Base)
  • Kelly Horne (TROY, 2nd Base)
  • Daisy Hess (GSU, Shortstop)
  • Sara Vanderford (TXST, 3rd Base)
  • Iyanla De Jesus (CCU, Designated Player)
  • Raina O'Neal (LA, Outfielder)
  • Mackenzie Brasher (USA, Outfielder)
  • Emily Brown (GSU, Outfielder)
  • Jade Sinness (TROY, Outfielder)


National Softball Signing DayEdit

[4]

Player Position Hometown Previous Team
Mihyia Davis Outfielder Lovelady, Texas Lovelady HS
Kylei Griffin Infielder Tyler, Texas Chapel Hill HS
Chloe Riassetto Pitcher Friendswood, Texas Friendswood HS
Cecilia Vasquez Infielder New Waverly, Texas New Waverly HS
Lauren Allred Infielder Texarkana, Texas Texas HS
Kyleigh Pitzer Pitcher Mount Juliet, Tennessee Wilson Central HS

PersonnelEdit

2022 Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns softball team
Players Coaches
# Pos. Name Bats/Throws Height Year Home town
2 OF Raina O'Neal L/R 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) Sr Richmond, Texas
3 OF Maddie Hayden L/R 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m) Fr West Monroe, Louisiana
5 INF Frankie Izard L/R 5 ft 2 in (1.57 m) Jr St. Joseph, Illinois
6 INF Ari Quiñones L/R 5 ft 3 in (1.6 m) Jr Vista, California
7 RHP Karly Heath L/R 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Jr North Augusta, South Carolina
8 INF Taylor Roman   R/R 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Fr Missouri City, Texas
10 INF Kramer Eschete L/R 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) Fr Brenham, Texas
12 RHP Sam Landry R/R 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Fr Mont Belvieu, Texas
13 INF Jourdyn Campbell R/R 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) So Kingwood, Texas
14 RHP Meghan Schorman R/R 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) Jr Hazelwood, Missouri
15 INF Laney Credeur L/R 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m) Fr Old Mines, Missouri
16 RHP Tyler Oubre R/R 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Fr Destrehan, Louisiana
19 C Sophie Piskos R/R 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m) So Paris, Tennessee
21 U Melissa Mayeux R/R 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Sr Le Barcares, France
22 INF Stormy Kotzelnick   L/R 5 ft 3 in (1.6 m) Fr Carmel, Indiana
23 INF Alexa Langeliers R/R 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) Fr Keller, Texas
26 RHP Taylor Snow R/R 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Fr Columbia, Louisiana
27 LHP Vanessa Foreman L/L 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Jr Lakewood, California
29 OF Kayla Falterman L/R 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m) Fr The Woodlands, Texas
33 OF Samantha Graeter R/R 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) Fr Spring, Texas
44 OF Jenna Kean L/R 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Sr Los Alamitos, California
53 RHP Kandra Lamb R/R 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Jr Kurrajong, Australia
Head coach

Gerry Glasco (Illinois)

Assistant coach(es)

Lacy Prejean (Alabama)
Justin Robichaux (Louisiana)
Kevin Meyers (St. Francis)


Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Current redshirt

Roster
Last update: 8 June 2022

Schedule and resultsEdit

Legend
  Louisiana win
  Louisiana loss
  Postponement/Cancellation
Bold Louisiana team member
2022 Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Softball Game Log
Regular Season (41–11)
February (10–2)
Date Opponent Rank Site/Stadium Score Win Loss Save TV Attendance Overall Record SBC Record
Louisiana Classics
Feb. 11 UAB No. 23 Yvette Girouard Field at Lamson ParkLafayette, LA W
2–0
Lamb
(1-0)
Cespedes
(0-1)
Schorman
(1)
1,633 1–0
Feb. 11 UAB No. 23 Yvette Girouard Field at Lamson Park • Lafayette, LA W
23–05
Landry
(1-0)
Tindell
(0-1)
None 1,633 2–0
Feb. 12 North Texas No. 23 Yvette Girouard Field at Lamson Park • Lafayette, LA W
5–0
Schorman
(1-0)
Cook
(0-1)
None 1,750 3–0
Feb. 12 Texas Southern No. 23 Yvette Girouard Field at Lamson Park • Lafayette, LA W
8–05
Landry
(2-0)
Reyes
(0-2)
None 1,750 4–0
Feb. 13 Tulsa No. 23 Yvette Girouard Field at Lamson Park • Lafayette, LA W
8–05
Lamb
(2-0)
Llamas-Howell
(0-1)
None ESPN+ 1,574 5–0
Feb. 15 Nicholls No. 20 Yvette Girouard Field at Lamson Park • Lafayette, LA W
10–25
Landry
(3-0)
Lehman
(0-1)
None ESPN+ 1,604 6–0
Feb. 24 No. 2 Alabama No. 20 Yvette Girouard Field at Lamson Park • Lafayette, LA L
1–95
Kilfoyl
(3-0)
Schorman
(1-1)
None ESPN+ 2,714 6–1
Mardi Gras Mambo
Feb. 25 vs. Eastern Illinois No. 20 Youngsville Sports Complex • Youngsville, LA W
3–29
Schorman
(2-1)
Kaufman
(1-2)
None 419 7–1
Feb. 25 vs. St. Thomas No. 20 Youngsville Sports Complex • Youngsville, LA W
10-05
Landry
(4-0)
Baniecke
(1-2)
None 291 8–1
Feb. 26 vs. Portland State No. 20 Youngsville Sports Complex • Youngsville, LA W
11–6
Landry
(5-0)
Lemos
(0-3)
None 748 9–1
Feb. 26 vs. Lipscomb No. 20 Youngsville Sports Complex • Youngsville, LA W
11–36
Heath
(1-0)
Barefoot
(1-2)
None 332 10–1
Feb. 27 vs. No. 2 Alabama No. 20 Youngsville Sports Complex • Youngsville, LA L
0–85
Fouts
(6-0)
Lamb
(2-1)
None 1,039 10–2
March (11–6)
Date Opponent Rank Site/Stadium Score Win Loss Save TV Attendance Overall Record SBC Record
Mar. 1 at Stephen F. Austin No. 21 SFA Softball FieldNacogdoches, TX Game postponed due to poor field conditions
Mar. 1 at Stephen F. Austin No. 21 SFA Softball Field • Nacogdoches, TX Game postponed due to poor field conditions
LSU-UL Crossover
Mar. 3 No. 22 LSU No. 21 Yvette Girouard Field at Lamson Park • Lafayette, LA L
0–4
Sunseri
(4-1)
Landry
(5-1)
Kilponen
(1)
ESPN+ 2,689 10–3
Mar. 4 Central Connecticut No. 21 Yvette Girouard Field at Lamson Park • Lafayette, LA W
12–05
Lamb
(3-1)
Marks
(0-4)
None ESPN+ 11–3
Mar. 4 Louisiana Tech No. 21 Yvette Girouard Field at Lamson Park • Lafayette, LA W
8–06
Schorman
(3-1)
Menzina
(1-2)
None ERSPN+ 12–3
Mar. 5 at No. 22 LSU No. 21 Tiger ParkBaton Rouge, LA L
2–5
Kilponen
(8-2)
Lamb
(3-2)
Sunseri
(1)
SECN+ 2,142 12–4
Mar. 9 McNeese State No. 22 Yvette Girouard Field at Lamson Park • Lafayette, LA W
5–3
Lamb
(4-2)
Vallejo
(5-5)
None 1,772 13–4
Mar. 11 Georgia State No. 22 Yvette Girouard Field at Lamson Park • Lafayette, LA L
1–4
Adams
(2-2)
Lamb
(4-3)
None 1,439 13–5 0–1
Mar. 12 Georgia State No. 22 Yvette Girouard Field at Lamson Park • Lafayette, LA W
10–6
Schorman
(4-1)
Mooney
(0-4)
Foreman
(1)
1,733 14–5 1–1
Mar. 13 Georgia State No. 22 Yvette Girouard Field at Lamson Park • Lafayette, LA W
9–05
Lamb
(5-3)
Adams
(2-3)
None 1,817 15–5 2–1
Mar. 16 Texas No. 23 Yvette Girouard Field at Lamson Park • Lafayette, LA L
2–10
Czech
(6-1)
Lamb
(5-4)
None ESPN+ 1,947 15–6
Mar. 16 Texas No. 23 Yvette Girouard Field at Lamson Park • Lafayette, LA L
2–3
Dolcini
(6-3)
Landry
(5-2)
None ESPN+ 1,947 15–7
Mar. 19 at Georgia Southern No. 23 Eagle Field at GS Softball Complex • Statesboro, GA W
11–36
Landry
(6-2)
Belogorska
(2-7)
None ESPN+ 351 16–7 3–1
Mar. 19 at Georgia Southern No. 23 Eagle Field at GS Softball Complex • Statesboro, GA L
10–12
Belogorska
(3-7)
Schorman
(4-2)
None ESPN+ 351 16–8 3–2
Mar. 20 at Georgia Southern No. 23 Eagle Field at GS Softball Complex • Statesboro, GA W
12–16
Landry
(7-2)
Waldrep
(3-3)
None ESPN+ 351 17–8 4–2
Mar. 25 UT Arlington Yvette Girouard Field at Lamson Park • Lafayette, LA W
9–16
Landry
(8-2)
Adams
(7-8)
None ESPN+ 1,854 18–8 5–2
Mar. 26 UT Arlington Yvette Girouard Field at Lamson Park • Lafayette, LA W
10–05
Lamb
(6-4)
Bumpurs
(4-4)
None 1,893 19–8 6–2
Mar. 27 UT Arlington Yvette Girouard Field at Lamson Park • Lafayette, LA W
10–05
Landry
(9-2)
Adams
(7-9)
None ESPN+ 1,739 20–8 7–2
Mar. 30 at No. 21 Texas Red and Charline McCombs FieldAustin, TX W
6–58
Schorman
(5-2)
Dolcini
(11-4)
None LHN 1,123 21–8
April (17–3)
Date Opponent Rank Site/Stadium Score Win Loss Save TV Attendance Overall Record SBC Record
Apr. 1 at Texas State Bobcat Softball Stadium • San Marcos, TX W
1–0
Landry
(10-2)
Mullins
(12-10)
Schorman
(2)
ESPN+ 562 22–8 8–2
Apr. 2 at Texas State Bobcat Softball Stadium • San Marcos, TX W
10–15
Schorman
(6-2)
Pierce
(4-3)
None ESPN+ 575 23–8 9–2
Apr. 3 at Texas State Bobcat Softball Stadium • San Marcos, TX L
4–5
Mullins
(13-10)
Schorman
(6-3)
None ESPN+ 547 23–9 9–3
Apr. 6 at McNeese State Joe Miller Field at Cowgirl DiamondLake Charles, LA L
5–613
Tate
(6-7)
Schorman
(6-4)
None ESPN+ 560 23–10
Apr. 8 Troy Yvette Girouard Field at Lamson Park • Lafayette, LA W
7–1
Landry
(11-2)
Johnson
(14-6)
None ESPN+ 1,583 24–10 10–3
Apr. 9 Troy Yvette Girouard Field at Lamson Park • Lafayette, LA W
7–1
Lamb
(7-4)
Johnson
(14-7)
None ESPN+ 1,608 25–10 11–3
Apr. 10 Troy Yvette Girouard Field at Lamson Park • Lafayette, LA W
10–06
Landry
(12-2)
Baker
(6-4)
None ESPN+ 1,596 26–10 12–3
Apr. 12 at Southeastern Louisiana North Oak ParkHammond, LA Game cancelled
Apr. 14 at South Alabama Jaguar FieldMobile, AL W
10–7
Schorman
(7-4)
Lackie
(9-5)
Landry
(1)
ESPN+ 302 27–10 13–3
Apr. 15 at South Alabama Jaguar Field • Mobile, AL W
7–1
Lamb
(8-4)
Hardy
(6-8)
None ESPN+ 504 28–10 14–3
Apr. 15 at South Alabama Jaguar Field • Mobile, AL W
2–1
Landry
(13-2)
Lackie
(9-6)
None ESPN+ 504 29–10 15–3
Apr. 18 at Saint Louis Billiken Sports CenterSt. Louis, MO W
19–05
Schorman
(8-4)
Wendling
(12-11)
None 250 30–10
Apr. 19 at Illinois Eichelberger FieldChampaign, IL W
4–28
Schorman
(9-4)
Wiles
(5-3)
None B1G+ 200 31–10
Apr. 19 at Indiana Andy Mohr Field • Bloomington, IN W
11–26
Landry
(14-2)
Montgomery
(10-6)
None B1G+ 511 32–10
Apr. 20 at Appalachian State Sywassink/Lloyd Family Stadium • Boone, NC L
1–4
Buckner
(11-8)
Landry
(14-3)
None ESPN+ 205 32–11 15–4
Apr. 21 at Appalachian State Sywassink/Lloyd Family Stadium • Boone, NC W
8–2
Schorman
(10-4)
Neas
(6-3)
None ESPN+ 311 33–11 16–4
Apr. 22 at Appalachian State Sywassink/Lloyd Family Stadium • Boone, NC W
10–1
Landry
(15-3)
Nichols
(4-4)
None ESPN+ 229 34–11 17–4
Apr. 27 Houston Yvette Girouard Field at Lamson Park • Lafayette, LA W
5–1
Schorman
(11-4)
Wilkey
(8-9)
None ESPN+ 1,556 35–11
Apr. 29 Coastal Carolina Yvette Girouard Field at Lamson Park • Lafayette, LA W
6–0
Lamb
(9-4)
Beasley-Polko
(10-8)
None ESPN+ 1,655 36–11 18–4
Apr. 30 Coastal Carolina Yvette Girouard Field at Lamson Park • Lafayette, LA W
6–3
Schorman
(12–4)
Volpe
(2-5)
None ESPN+ 1,832 37–11 19–4
Apr. 30 Coastal Carolina Yvette Girouard Field at Lamson Park • Lafayette, LA W
7–3
Landry
(16-3)
Beasley-Polko
(10-9)
None ESPN+ 1,832 38–11 20–4
May (3–0)
Date Opponent Rank Site/Stadium Score Win Loss Save TV Attendance Overall Record SBC Record
May 6 at Louisiana–Monroe Geo-Surfaces Field at the ULM Softball ComplexMonroe, LA W
14–15
Landry
(17-3)
Kackley
(9-9)
None 455 39–11 21–4
May 7 at Louisiana–Monroe Geo-Surfaces Field at the ULM Softball Complex • Monroe, LA W
10–3
Schorman
(13-4)
Abrams
(7-8)
None 585 40–11 22–4
May 7 at Louisiana–Monroe Geo-Surfaces Field at the ULM Softball Complex • Monroe, LA W
10–3
Landry
(18-3)
Abrams
(7-9)
None 585 41–11 23–4
Post-Season (6–2)
SBC Tournament (4–0)
Date Opponent (Seed)/Rank Site/Stadium Score Win Loss Save TV Attendance Overall Record Tournament Record
May 11 vs. (9) Coastal Carolina (1)/No. 25 Jaguar Field • Mobile, AL W
4–2
Schorman
(14-4)
Beasley-Polko
(13-10)
None ESPN+ 78 42–11 1–0
May 12 vs. (4) Troy (1)/No. 25 Jaguar Field • Mobile, AL W
9–15
Landry
(19-3)
Johnson
(20-12)
None ESPN+ 185 43–11 2–0
May 13 vs. (3) Texas State (1)/No. 25 Jaguar Field • Mobile, AL W
1–08
Schorman
(15-4)
Mullins
(27-12)
None ESPN+ 184 44–11 3–0
May 14 vs. (3) Texas State (1)/No. 25 Jaguar Field • Mobile, AL W
7–1
Landry
(20-3)
Mullins
(27-13)
None ESPN+ 269 45–11 4–0
NCAA Division I Softball Tournament (2–2)
Date Opponent (Seed)/Rank Site/Stadium Score Win Loss Save TV Attendance Overall Record Tournament Record
Clemson Regionals
May 20 vs. (2)/No. 17 Auburn (3) McWhorter StadiumClemson, SC L
3–4
Penta
(24-9)
Schorman
(15-5)
None ESPN+ 1,760 45–12 0–1
May 21 vs. (4) UNC Wilmington (3) McWhorter Stadium • Clemson, SC W
3–111
Schorman
(16-6)
Winstead
(13-10)
None ESPN+ 1,760 46–12 1–1
May 21 vs. (2)/No. 17 Auburn (3) McWhorter Stadium • Clemson, SC W
4–3
Schorman
(17-6)
Dismukes
(6-4)
None ESPN+ 1,760 47–12 2–1
May 22 vs. (1)/No. 14 Clemson (3) McWhorter Stadium • Clemson, SC L
0–85
Thompson
(15-3)
Schorman
(17-6)
None ESPN+ 1,760 47–13 2–2
Schedule Source:[5]

*Rankings are based on the team's current ranking in the NFCA/USA Softball poll.

Clemson RegionalEdit

Clemson Regional Teams
(1) Clemson Tigers (2) Auburn Tigers (3) Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (4) UNC Wilmington Seahawks
First Round Semi-Finals Finals
          
10 Clemson 9
UNC Wilmington 0
Auburn 0
Winner's bracket
10 Clemson 1
Auburn 4
Louisiana 3
10 Clemson 8 -
Louisiana 0 -
Louisiana 3
UNC Wilmington 1
Auburn 3
Loser's bracket
Louisiana 4

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
— = Not ranked. RV = Received votes.
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ReferencesEdit

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  3. ^ "Sun Belt Conference Announces Preseason Softball Honors". sunbeltsports.org. Retrieved 4 March 2022.
  4. ^ "Glasco and Staff Compose Another Highly Rated Recruiting Class for Louisiana". Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns. Retrieved 21 December 2021.
  5. ^ "Louisiana Softball Releases 2022 Season Schedule". Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns. Retrieved 21 December 2021.
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