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McDOWELL DRIVES IN 100TH RUN; LU SPLITS

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LAKE CHARLES — The Lamar Cardinals defeated the McNeese Cowgirls for the first-time ever at Cowgirl Diamond as the Cardinals and Cowgirls split their Southland Conference softball doubleheader on Friday. LU was a 6-1 winner in the first game before McNeese responded with a 10-2 win in the nightcap.

The Cardinals are now 23-22 overall and 13-7 in the Southland Conference. McNeese is 31-16 overall and 17-3 in the SLC, one game ahead of Abilene Christian for the top spot in the standings.

Ashley McDowell became the first player in program history with 100 career RBIs as the Cardinals pounded out 10 hits to take the opener.