Cajuns Crush Panthers 13-0, Sweep Saturday Double Header
Greg Milhorn made his Ragin’ Cajun debut. Seth Harrison hit a solo homer. A true freshmen threw at 100 mph. It was quite a day for the Ragin’ Cajun baseball team, as they won 13-0 over Eastern Illinois in game 3 of the 4 game weekend series.
In game 2 of a beautiful day at M.L. Tigue Moore Field, Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajun baseball team saw their bats come alive, defeating Eastern Illinois 13-0, sweeping the Saturday double-header. (For a recap of Game 1 on Saturday, click here).
Milhorn, a JUCO transfer from Northeast Texas CC, who played for Arkansas his freshmen year, showed good command and solid poise in his Cajun debut. In 6 innings of work, he allowed 2 hits, 1 walk, and struck out 3. Milhorn’s most effective pitch was his slider, as he used it early and often.
With dominant pitching on the mound, Louisiana got plenty of offense, and a little lagniappe thanks to 3 Panther errors. 10 of the 13 Cajun runs were earned, thanks in large part to 11 hits.
Michael Strentz led UL with 3 hits, coming in the 5th, 6th, and 7th inning. He added an RBI and run to his stat line as well. Seth Harrison (pictured) knocked in the only home run of the game, a solo shot to kick off the 6th inning.
Louisiana batted through their entire lineup in both the 5th and 6th inning, scoring 5 runs in each. They added 1 run in the 3rd, 4th, and 8th.
Milhorn wasn’t the only impressive arm for Louisiana. 5th year senior Ben Carter pitched two innings of scoreless relief, not allowing a hit, striking out two.
Fans that stayed for the game’s ending were treated to an impressive debut. 6’7, 230 pound freshmen pitcher Regan Bazar came to the program with a reputation of throwing serious heat. That’s exactly what the Salado, Texas native did. In his first collegiate pitch, Bazar threw a fast ball that registered 100mph on the radar gun. He went on to throw several more pitches in the high 90s, before striking out the final batter of the day with his mean fastball.
With the victory, the Cajuns improve to 2-1 on the season. The final game of the 4-game series will take place tomorrow at 1. Louisiana will throw left handed senior Cody Boutte. Eastern Illinois will counter with right handed senior Troy Barton. Catch all the action with Jay Walker on News Talk 96.5 KPEL-FM, and KPEL965.com.