Louisiana’s Sam Landry was named the Sun Belt Pitcher of the Week for her no-hit gem in the Cajuns’ opening game Friday.
Landry pitched nine innings of one-hit softball, shutting out both teams she faced and striking out 19 batters.
She struck out 13 batters during her no-hitter over Lafayette College in the season opener on Friday, the first no-hitter of her collegiate career.
The sophomore righthander opened Sunday’s start vs SFA with three strikeouts in the first inning and over the first two innings has stranded runners in scoring position. After yielding a two-out double in the first inning, Landry closed the last three and a half innings of her appearance with no-hit softball including retiring in order the final seven batters faced.
The Mont Belvieu, Texas native and Barbers Hill High product picked up her third career SBC Pitcher of the Week honor. Landry received the award twice during her freshman season last spring.
Louisiana, who has received at least one Player or Pitcher of the Week award in the conference since 2000, now owns 95 Pitcher of the Week awards in program history.
Nationally ranked as high as 20 by Softball America, Louisiana will travel to Florida for the TaxAct Clearwater Invitational this weekend (Feb 16-18) before wrapping up the road trip with one game at UCF.
In Clearwater, the Ragin Cajuns will face Indiana, Michigan, Oklahoma State, Arkansas, UCLA, and Florida State. Their first game is Thursday at 12:00 pm against Indiana.