Bridges and Bourgeois Garner Weekly Honors

For consecutive weeks, Louisiana's Ragin'Cajuns softball had an athlete honored by the Sun Belt Conference for their efforts. Donna Bourgeois was tabbed SBC Pitcher of the Week, while Gabriele Bridges was co-Player of the Week.

Bourgeois was named the Louisiana Classics Most Outstanding Player. The sophomore made five appearances with a 4-0 record with a save. She boasted a 0.32 ERA in 21.2 innings pitched, allowing just one earned run on the week. Bourgeois struckout 36 batters compared to just four walks. She scattered 10 hits on the weekend with just one extra base hit, holding opponents to a .130 batting average. Bourgeois combined for a pair of shutouts and had a perfect game before being relieved against 2008 NCAA Regional participant Louisiana Tech. She recorded 12 strikeouts against Nicholls State and followed that with 11 strikeouts against McNeese State.

Bridges was named to the Louisiana Classics All-Tournament team. The slugger batted .467 on the weekend, finishing the tournament 7-for-15 with four home runs, including a grand slam and three doubles. Bridges scored seven runs on the weekend while driving in a team best 11 RBI. She had a slugging percentage of 1.467 with an on-base percentage of .571 in five games. Bridges led the team with 22 total bases and was second on the team with five walks. The sophomore finished the game against Big East opponent Providence, 3-for-4 with two home runs, including a grand slam, a double, three runs scored a career high six RBI to go along with a career best 10 total bases. Bridges also had home runs against Lipscomb and McNeese State, with doubles against 2008 NCAA Regional participant Louisiana Tech and McNeese State.

The award was the second of the season for Bourgeois and the first of Bridges UL career.

Bridges shared the award with Caitlyn Bliss of Florida Atlantic and Lindsay Antone of Western Kentucky.

The Ragin' Cajuns return to action on Friday as they play host to the Fifth Annual Mardi Gras Classic at Lamson Park. The Cajuns welcome UConn, Kentucky and San Diego State to Lafayette.

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