The pitching for both Cajuns baseball and softball shined over the weekend and received a pair of honors courtesy of the Sun Belt Conference on Tuesday.
After a dominant performance on the mound against Coastal Carolina last Friday night, Spencer Arrighetti earned Sun Belt Pitcher of the Week honors. The Katy, Texas, native threw a masterful 7.1 innings of one-run baseball against the Chanticleers and struck out 11 on the evening. This is Arrighetti’s second Pitcher of the Week honor, the first coming after his performance against Louisiana Tech at the beginning of the year.
Kandra Lamb played a key role in Louisiana holding South Alabama scoreless for the duration of a key Sun Belt Conference series sweep and turned in a commanding performance against Georgia Southern on Sunday afternoon.
This is the first SBC weekly honor of the season for Lamb and the 16th-ranked Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns. It’s the second award overall for Lamb, adding to the honor claimed on Feb. 12, 2019 after beginning her collegiate career with back-to-back no-hitters.
Lamb struck out a career-high 12 batters and stranded a South Alabama runner at third base with less than two outs three times in the series clincher on Saturday.
On Sunday, she wrapped up the series shutout of USA with 2-1/3 innings of one-hit softball, promptly retiring the visitors in order after being handed the lead entering the sixth inning.
Her weekend dominance continued in the Georgia Southern series opener later Sunday afternoon, retiring the side in five of the six innings pitched.