• Vanessa Soto is the key to softball success in Louisiana. Last season, Soto was a member of the LSU team that advanced out of a loaded Palo Alto Regional and played Arizona State tough in the Tempe Super Regional. Now Soto is a big reason why unseeded Louisiana is heading to the Houston Super Regional at the expense of the hosts in the Baton Rouge Regional. An offseason transfer, Soto picked up multiple hits in each of Louisiana's three wins in Baton Rouge. That included three hits, one run and one RBI against her old teammates in a 9-3 win Saturday that kept the Ragin' Cajuns in the winner's bracket and set up Sunday's 6-3 clincher.