Cajuns Complete Sweep of Sacred Heart, 4-0
Freshman Nick Lee and three relievers combined on a four hit shutout Sunday as Louisiana completed a three game sweep of the Sacred Heart Pioneers, 4-0, at M. L. "Tigue" Moore Field before 4,265 fans.
Lee (2-0) worked six masterful innings, allowing just three hits in a 73 pitch performance. He didn't walk a batter and struck out six. Jevin Huval, Eric Carter and Dylan Moore threw the final three innings with Moore picking up his second save. Cajuns pitchers struck out ten without issuing a walk.
John Sostarich (0-1) was the losing pitcher, allowing six hits and two runs with a pair of walks in four innings of work.
Ishmael Edwards and Brad Antchak each had a pair of hits for the Cajuns (8-4), which accounted for half of the eight hits Louisiana tallied in the game. Jayson Sullivan had two hits for the Pioneers (0-6).
The Cajuns got on the board in the second inning when Edwards singled, stole second and scored on Antchak's single. The Cajuns increased the lead to 2-0 one inning later when Stefan Trosclair singled and stole second, scoring on Alex Pinero's double.
Sacred Heart had a threat in the eighth inning against Carter when Shaw reached on a throwing error by Carter and Sullivan reached on an error by Trosclair. But Carter struck out Jesus Medina and Moore came on to get Zach Short on a grounder to end the inning.
The Cajuns got a pair of insurance runs in the ninth when Edwards walked and went to third on Antchak's single. Edwards scored on a throwing error by pitcher Baylor Sundahl. Antchak was thrown out trying to steal, but Dered Herrington walked, went to second on an errant pickoff throw and scored on Joe Robbins' single to end the scoring..
Moore retired the side in order to end it.
The Cajuns' pitching staff allowed only two earned runs in the series.
Louisiana now heads to New Orleans to take on Tulane Tuesday night at 6:30 at Turchin Stadium.