Cajuns Head to Alex Box Stadium to Face LSU
Louisiana's Ragin' Cajuns begin a four game road trip tonight as they head to Baton Rouge to take on the #14 (ESPN/USA Today poll) LSU Tigers at Alex Box Stadium in Baton Rouge.
The Cajuns (13-10) have dropped their last two games, this past Saturday and Sunday to Arkansas State in Sun Belt Conference action. LSU (18-6) dropped two of three at Auburn in SEC play.
Freshman right-hander Austin Robichaux (0-2, 3.60) will get the start for the Cajuns, but is expected to go no more than two innings. Head coach Tony Robichaux plans to use several pitchers for short stints so all will be available this weekend when the Cajuns head to Boca Raton, FL to take on Florida Atlantic in a league series.
LSU had originally named Joey Bourgeois as its starter, but on Tuesday announced Joe Broussard will get the nod. Broussard, a sophomore from Gretna is 2-0 with a 5.27 ERA. This will be Broussard's second start of the season.
The Cajuns have won two of the three games played at the new Alex Box Stadium, including an 11-5 win last year.
The game is being promoted by LSU as a "Pink Game" to promote breast cancer awareness and research. LSU will wear pink batting helmets and pink wristbands during the game. In addition, breast cancer survivors Cathy Manieri Gagnon, the sister of LSU head coach Paul Manieri, and Mary Ann Mahtook, mother of former LSU and St. Thomas More star Mikey Mahtook, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
Gametime is scheduled for 6:30. The game will be broadcast on ESPN 1420 beginning at 6pm.