METAIRIE In the midst of a season where it's been a battle to get above .500 from the get-go, UL took a one large step toward that and did it in dramatic fashion Tuesday.

The Ragin' Cajuns beat No. 14 LSU 6-5 in the Wally Pontiff Classic at the Shrine on Airline here, doing it behind back-to-back home runs by Orynn Veillon and Handsome Monica in the eighth inning.