Shellie Landry hit three home runs on the day, and the No. 5 Louisiana-Lafayette softball team got solid pitching from Alex Stewart and Kylee Jo Trahan to sweep a Sun Belt Conference softball doubleheader from Troy on Friday in Troy, Ala.
The Cajuns (24-2, 6-1 SBC) picked up an 11-0 win in the first game and capped the sweep with an 8-1 victory.
The teams close out the series with a single game Saturday at noon.
LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE 11, TROY 0: Landry homered twice and Sara Corbello once as the Cajuns won the opening game of the doubleheader.
It’s the 14th time in 25 games the Cajuns have hit multiple home runs.
The Cajuns scored one in the first, two in the second and three in the sixth before closing out with a five-run seventh.
Corbello (2-for-3) tied a career-high with four RBIs.
Stewart (11-0) threw a complete game, giving up five hits while tying a career high with 11 strikeouts.
Ashley Rainey (11-7) gave up eight hits, six runs and three walks without a strikeout in 6.2 innings to take the loss for Troy (21-9, 4-4).
LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE 8, TROY 1: Lexie Elkins gave the Cajuns a 2-0 lead in the first inning with a two-run home run — her nation-leading 17th of the season and 73rd of her career, leaving her three shy of cracking the NCAA’s all-time top 10.
Landry’s three-run homer in the second inning was her third of the doubleheader and gave the Cajuns a 6-0 lead. She finished 3-for-4 with her third three-hit game of the season. Landry went 5-for-8 with three home runs and six RBIs in the doubleheader.
Trahan (10-2) gave up three hits and struck out eight in a complete game win. She reached eight strikeouts for the sixth time in her eighth start of at least five innings. It was her longest outing of the season since a complete game, one-hit shutout of Samford on Feb. 13 in Gulf Shores, Ala.