Louisiana Softball Reveals Schedule for 2023 Season
LAFAYETTE – A non-conference schedule featuring several matchups with Power 5 programs, a conference series with Sun Belt newcomer James Madison, and the Sun Belt Tournament at Lamson Park are the highlights of the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Softball team’s 2023 season schedule which was released on Tuesday (Nov. 8, 2022).
The three-time defending Sun Belt regular season and tournament champion Ragin’ Cajuns (47-13, 23-4 SBC in 2022) are scheduled to face upwards to 15 to 20 games against Power 5 programs during their quest for a 24th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance.
The challenging non-conference slate features an appearance in the prestigious TaxAct Clearwater Invitational in Clearwater, Florida, plus weekend tournaments involving LSU, Texas and Florida.
Louisiana begins its sixth season under the guidance of at Yvette Girouard Field at Lamson Park with the 37th Annual Louisiana Classics from February 10-12 hosting SFA and Lafayette College.
February finishes with the trip to Clearwater for the ESPN-run tournament from February 16-19 where the Ragin’ Cajuns will face an all-Power 5 slate that will be announced at a later date. Louisiana remains in Central Florida for a Mardi Gras day (Feb. 21) bout with UCF in Orlando, Florida before returning home for the LSU Crossover event that’s set for February 25-26.
March starts with a trip to Austin, Texas for a tournament (March 3-5) hosted by the 2022 NCAA Softball national runner-up Texas Longhorns, the annual midweek home game with McNeese (March 8) and a visit to Gainesville, Florida (March 10-12) for the final pre-conference tournament.
Sun Belt play begins on the road at Southern Miss the weekend of March 17-19, followed by the conference home opener with App State from March 24-26 at Lamson Park.
The last week of March the Ragin’ Cajuns visit Houston on March 28 for a single game, then the first-ever SBC series with James Madison (March 31-April 2) in Harrisonburg, Virginia rounds out the month and begins April.
In April, Louisiana hosts key Sun Belt series with South Alabama (April 6-8) and Texas State (April 14-16) at Lamson Park. In between the two series is the team’s annual Spring Break trip which this year brings the Ragin’ Cajuns to Texas for midweek games at Baylor and Texas A&M on April 11 and April 12, respectively.
After concluding the regular season at Lamson Park with ULM to begin the month of May, the Ragin’ Cajuns remain at home to defend their Sun Belt Tournament crown in front of the home crowd from May 10-13.
NCAA Tournament play begins the following weekend (May 19-21) with the regional round, marking the start of the journey to the Women’s College World Series which is scheduled for June 1-9 in Oklahoma City, Okla.
2023 Louisiana Softball Schedule
Feb. 10-12 (Fri.-Sun.) 37th Annual Louisiana Classics Lamson Park
(SFA, Lafayette College)
Feb. 16-19 (Thurs.-Sun.) at TaxAct Clearwater Invitational Clearwater, Fla.
Feb. 21 (Tues.) at UCF Orlando, Fla.
Feb. 25-26 (Sat.-Sun.) LSU Crossover Baton Rouge/Lafayette
(LSU, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi)
Mar. 3-5 (Fri.-Sun.) at Texas Tournament Austin, Texas
(Texas, Purdue, Princeton)
Mar. 8 (Wed.) McNeese Lamson Park
Mar. 10-12 (Fri.-Sun.) at Florida Tournament Gainesville, Fla.
(Florida, Rutgers, Mercer)
Mar. 17-19 (Fri.-Sun.) at Southern Miss* Hattiesburg, Miss.
Mar. 22 (Wed.) at Louisiana Tech Ruston, La.
Mar. 24-26 (Fri.-Sun.) App State* Lamson Park
Mar. 28 (Tues.) at Houston Houston, Texas
Mar. 31-Apr. 2 (Fri.-Sun.) at James Madison* Harrisonburg, Va.
Apr. 4 (Tues.) at McNeese Lake Charles, La.
Apr. 6-8 (Thurs.-Sat.) South Alabama* Lamson Park
Apr. 11 (Tues.) at Baylor Waco, Texas
Apr. 12 (Wed.) at Texas A&M Bryan-College Station, Texas
Apr. 14-16 (Fri.-Sun) Texas State* Lamson Park
Apr. 18 (Tues.) Southeastern Louisiana Lamson Park
Apr. 21-23 (Fri.-Sun.) at Troy* Troy, Ala.
Apr. 28-30 (Fri.-Sun.) at Coastal Carolina* Conway, S.C.
May 4-6 (Thurs.-Sat.) ULM* Lamson Park
May 10-13 (Wed.-Sat.) Sun Belt Conference Tournament Lamson Park
May 19-21 (Fri.-Sun.) NCAA Regional Campus Site
May 25-28 (Thurs.-Sun.) NCAA Super Regional Campus Site
June 1-9 (Thurs.-Fri.) Women’s College World Series Oklahoma City, Okla.
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