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After improving 20 wins and reaching a regional final last season, the Ragin' Cajun baseball team still feels there is more ground and respect to be gained. (Associated Press)

After improving 20 wins and reaching a regional final last season, the Ragin' Cajun baseball team still feels there is more ground and respect to be gained. (Associated Press)

ULL gets top biling in poll

Last Modified: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 12:33 PM

By Rhett Manuel / American Press

A sweet Louisiana-Lafayette start in baseball got a bit sweeter on Monday.

The Ragin’ Cajuns leaped five spots in the Collegiate Baseball poll to No. 1 — the school’s first No. 1 ranking in any sport — after sweeping Sun Belt Conference foe Georgia State in Lafayette over the weekend.

ULL also rose to new highs in the Baseball America and the Perfect Game polls, where it came in at No. 4 and No. 3 respectively. It also ranks No. 6 in ESPN’s college baseball poll.

“We are only a third of the way through the season and not much is given at this point,” ULL head coach Tony Robichaux said. “We are going to have to earn the rest of the way, because we want to be there in the end.”

ULL (22-2, 6-0) have won 12 straight games and 22 of its last 23 games, including a win over then No. 1 LSU in a rain-shortened February contest, after dropping its season opener to Eastern Illinois.

The Cajuns continue a nine-game homestand tonight at 6 p.m. against in-state opponent Northwestern State and welcomes in Southern at 6 p.m. tomorrow. They’ll play a three-game SBC series against Western Kentucky this weekend.

Louisiana-Lafayette comes to Lake Charles at 6 p.m. on April 9 to play McNeese, who sits at 14-8 after taking two out of three games from Oral Roberts last weekend.

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