Cajun Softball Picks Up Big Commitment

The Cajun softball program has historically produced some of the best pitchers in women's college softball and this tradition has attracted one of Texas's best high school arms in the 2010 class.

The Ragin'Cajuns Softball programs appearance in the 2008 College Softball World Series has not gone unnoticed by some of the best high school softball talent around the nation. The Cajuns proved that outstanding pitching, led by then true freshmen Ashley Brignac and Donna Bourgeois was the key ingredient in returning to the Softball World Series. That success has not gone unnoticed and has garnered the Cajun Softball program a commitment for one of Texas's best high school pitchers in Allie Chenault.

Allie Chenault was MVP of District 26-3A and 3A All State, going 24-1, with over 300 strikeouts on the 2009 season. Chenault is a power pitcher, in the Ashley Brignac mold that throws upwards of 69-70 MPH. Allie talked about the reasons she decided to commit to the Cajun program early on.

When did Chenault first hear about the Ragin'Cajun program?

"A few years ago, one of my friends has always wanted to go to UL," Allie said. "I attended several games and also one their camps during the season."

Did you enjoy the atmosphere at the games that you attended?

"The Cajun fans and the people from Louisiana were just very nice," Chenault stated. "They made my family and I feel welcomed at the games. We enjoyed our trips down to the games and camp."

What did you like about the coaching staff and the program?

"The Coaches are very friendly and really know a lot about the game," Allie said. "I also like how everyone is close in the program. If you see one of the players, you will see another with them. They are always together and I believe being close and knowing the girls you will be playing with is a great key to success."

Did you watch the Cajuns in the 2008 College Softball World Series?

"I did watch some of the World Series," Chenault stated. "They did a great job of staying together and fought hard all the way through the last game."

Allie Chenault was also recruited by Georgia and LSU. Chenault is the second high school pitcher to commit to the Cajun program, Shelbee Rogers from Central High in Baton Rouge committed earlier in the spring.

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