Cajuns Begin Busy Week Tuesday at McNeese State
Because of weather and scheduling, the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns baseball team has played only five games in the last two weeks.
Beginning tomorrow, they'll play five games in six days.
The Cajuns (12-8, 5-3 Sun Belt) start the busy stretch Tuesday night when they face McNeese State (16-8, 6-3 Southland) at the Cowboy Diamond in Lake Charles. Gametime is 6pm and will be heard on ESPN1420 and espn1420.com.
Freshman right hander Wyatt Marks (1-0, 2.35 ERA) will get his first career start for the Cajuns. He will be opposed by Cory LaPeze. The right hander who has been primarily used as the Cowboys' relief specialist, will make his first start of the season. LaPeze is 0-0 with three saves and a 1.62 ERA.
This will be the second meeting of the year between the two rivals who will be meeting for the 154th time in school history with the Cajuns leading the series 90-63. McNeese won the earlier meeting 5-4 in 17 innings at M. L. "Tigue" Moore Field.
The Cajuns are leading the Sun Belt in hitting with a .289 team batting average. Junior SS Blake Trahan is the league's leading hitter at .416 and has a .520 on base percentage. The team's ERA is 3.54.
The Cowboys have won six straight at home. They have a team batting average of .290 and a solid team ERA of 3.08.
After Tuesday's contest, the Cajuns will play four straight at home, with a Wednesday contest against Nicholls State followed by a three game Sun Belt series against Arkansas State this weekend.