There’s no question that UL third baseman Jourdyn Campbell was a little frustrated, maybe even angry.
The home plate umpire ruled that he swung on a down court and away, and Campbell vehemently disagreed.
Shortly after exiting the area, she regrouped enough to deliver a three-run home run in the center of the field for a 10-0 win over Troy on Sunday at Lamson Park.
“At the time, I was a little angry at first,” Campbell said. “Then I just calmed down and realized it’s out of my control and what I can control is the rest of this line. I took a deep breath and coach Gerry called me and said the same thing.
Instead of dealing with the emotions, the visit with Glasco adapted his mindset to the strategy.
“At that point, I knew it was going to drop low and out because that’s what I missed and got lost or rolled over, so I was just prepared for that,” Campbell said. “I changed my swing a bit to prepare myself. There was nothing left to do but hit him. “
The big swing closed a sixth inning of six runs to pick up a weekend sweep that left UL 26-10 in total and 12-3 in the Sun Belt game.
Troy, who entered the weekend to a single game from Cajuns, dropped to 22-13 and 8-7.
“It couldn’t have been better,” Glasco said. “It couldn’t possibly have been better. Team chemistry was amazing and it didn’t go well for a while. Sometimes less is more.
“With our roster this weekend, I think we’ve finally found a group of girls who know how to win a softball game and know how to play together and know how to get out on the pitch and fight for each other. He showed himself in their effort ”.
For the weekend, the Cajuns beat Troy 30-7 and beat the Trojans 24-2.
“We had a good game plan,” said Kayla Falterman, who was 3 out of 3 with a triple and an RBI in the win. “We knew we were going to face a drop-ball pitcher. Coach Glasco gave us a really good game plan, so we knew what to do at the plate. “
Falterman tripled in a run in the second, had a single infielder to help score a run in the third, and added a single bunt in the six-point sixth inning.
“This was a major change they made to go from pitching only with the ball on the rise for two days to pitching with the ball straight on the third day,” said Glasco. “It’s really a complicated adjustment. You saw her early in the game hitting some balls on the ground and making us look really stupid.
“But if you understand the fields we got two days in a row and then what we were getting today, it’s really a tough fit for a club with the ball. I thought they handled it with precision. “
Troy holder Libby Baker conceded 10 points (nine earned) on 10 hits, four walks and knocked out three.
UL freshman Sam Landry continues to look like a right-handed ace. Two days after handling Troy in the opening, Landry was even better, conceding just one hit, one walk, and knocked out two of 82 shots for the shutout.
“Sam Landry, come back out there for the second time in three days against the strongest team we will face all year in the Sun Belt,” said Glasco. “I thought it was a great statement from him.”
Maddie Hayden also played a key role by going 1 for 3 with two RBI.