Lafayette – On the strength of four home runs over a six-game span last week, UL softball’s Gabriele Bridges was named Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week.

Gabrielle Bridges, Ragin' Cajuns Softball, University of LouisianaBridges batted .471 on the week, going 8-for-17 with four home runs, six runs scored and eight RBI. She boasted a slugging percentage of 1.176 and walked two times for an on-base percentage of .526.

The sophomore reached base safely in all six games she played on the week, hitting safely in five games. She knocked back a pair of home runs against both Middle Tennessee and FIU.

Bridges scored a run in each of the six games she played in and had two multiple hit games on the week, including a 3-for-3 performance against Middle Tennessee with a home run and three RBI and a 2-for-3 effort with a home run and two RBI.

The performance moved her into double figures in home runs this season with 11, tying her single-season best set as a freshman last season.

This is the second time this season that Bridges won Sun Belt POW. She earned the award on Feb. 16 after finishing the Louisiana Classics 7-for-15 with four home runs, including a grand slam and three doubles.

Bridges and the Ragin' Cajuns return to the field on Tuesday, April 7 as they host McNeese State in a 6 p.m., game at Lamson Park. Then its off on a six-game road swing that takes Louisiana to South Alabama (April 10-11) and Florida Atlantic (April 14-15).