The concerns about UL senior slugger Julie Rawls seem to be over.
Apparently all she needed was a trip to Decatur, Georgia.
After hitting two home runs in Friday’s doubleheader sweep of Georgia State, Rawls was at it again by smashing two more homers and collecting five RBIs to lead the No. 16-ranked Ragin’ Cajuns to a 13-1 win over the Panthers on Saturday.
The Cajuns improved to 25-6 overall and 11-1 in Sun Belt play, while Georgia State dropped to 12-18, 0-10.
Rawls’ big day highlighted a 12-hit performance that also produced 10 runners left on base. UL scored in each of the first four innings, highlighted by an eight-run inning in the top of the fourth.
UL's Bailey Curry went 2 for 2 with a homer and three RBIs.
Also enjoying big days for the Cajuns were Ciara Bryan (2 for 4, RBI), Kendall Talley (1 for 2, double, RBI) and Jade Gortarez ( 2 for 3, home run, RBI).
Cajuns pitcher Summer Ellyson (9-4) allowed one run on three hits, no walks and five strikeouts.
Karly Heath pitched a perfect fifth to the rout.
The Cajuns will now move to the Texas swing of the 10-game road trip, beginning with a 2 p.m. Monday doubleheader against Lamar in Beaumont, Texas.