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UL softball coach Gerry Glasco releases his 2020 schedule, which includes a Feb. 15 visiting from LSU.

The 2020 UL softball season is one of the most anticipated in school history.

On Tuesday, the Cajuns released their schedule, which begins with the 34th Annual Louisiana Classics on Feb. 7-8.

The schedule, however, is highlighted by a home-and-away, two-game series with LSU Tigers. The game at Lamson Park is Feb. 15 and then at Tiger Park on Feb. 16.

Coach Gerry Glasco taking urgent approach to UL softball's fall season

Those two games are only the beginning of a top-notch, nonconference schedule for the Cajuns. UL has 14 games against teams that finished in the Top 25 of the RPI last season.

In addition to the two games against LSU, the Cajuns are scheduled to play Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Texas, Florida, Florida State and Alabama.

Oklahoma State and Ole Miss will be played in the UAB Blazer Classic on Feb. 21-23, followed by road games at Texas on Feb. 25 and Florida on Feb. 28-March 1.

Then in mid-April, the Cajuns will extend a conference trip to Troy by visiting Florida State on April 13-14 and Alabama on April 15. 

 “This schedule was made with the intention of providing our team a chance to prove themselves on the field against some of the top teams in the country,”coach Gerry Glasco said. “The focus was also for our program to have an opportunity to possess one of the strongest strength of schedule ratings this spring.

 “Without a doubt this schedule is going to challenge and test our club very early in the season. In all we’ll compete against seven opponents who advanced to the Super Regionals or WCWS in 2019 — all but one game away from home.”

Glasco will rely on one of the the top 1-2 punches in the country in the circle in seniors Summer Ellyson and Megan Kleist.

The squad also features potential All-American candidates in shortstop Alissa Dalton, outfielders Sarah Hudek and Raina O'Neal and catcher Julie Rawls. Newcomers include freshman slugger Taylor Roman, as well as Division I transfers Mia Camuso of Oregon and the Missouri duo of Callie Martin and Geana Torres.

The Cajuns are coming off a 52-6 season a year ago that ended with a loss to Ole Miss in the finals of the Oxford Regional.

2020 UL SOFTBALL SCHEDULE

February

(Louisiana Classics, Feb. 7-8)

7 BALL STATE

7 TEXAS-SAN ANTONIO

8 NORTH TEXAS

8 TEXAS-SAN ANTONIO

11 LAMAR

14 NORTH DAKOTA

15 SAMFORD

15 LSU

16 At LSU

(UAB Blazer Classic, Feb. 21-23)

21 Oklahoma State

21 Ala.-Birmingham

22 Oklahoma State

22 Ole Miss

23 Ole Miss

25 Texas

Feb. 28 Florida

March

1 Florida

4 CAMPBELL

6-8 Coastal Carolina

11 SAM HOUSTON STATE

13-15 APPALACHIAN STATE

18 McNeese State

20-22 Georgia State

27-29 TEXAS STATE

April

1 MCNEESE STATE

3-5 SOUTH ALABAMA

7 Southeastern, La.

9-11 Troy

13-14 Florida State

15 Alabama

17-19 Georgia Southern

24-26 Texas-Arlington

29 LOUISIANA TECH

30 ULM

May

1-2 ULM

6-8 Sun Belt Conference Tournament, Atlanta, Ga.

15-17 NCAA Regionals

21-23 Super Regionals

28-J3 Women's College World Series, Oklahoma City