Cajuns Pick Up Two Losses in Hammond
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns picked up a pair of losses to Southeastern Louisiana Wednesday, falling in the suspended game, 5-4 in 14 innings and 15-3 in the regularly scheduled game.
In the suspended game, Taylor Schwaner hit a walk off home run with two outs in the 14th inning and, in the process, became only the second player in Lions' baseball history to hit for the cycle.. The homer to left came on a 3-2 pitch from Wyatt Marks (1-1). Marks had come on when the game resumed with two out in the 11th inning.
Louisiana (14-11) had their chances to score in the 12th and 13th inning. Brenn Conrad led off the 12th with a single and moved to second on a sacrifice by Handome Monica. Steven Sensley got an infield single to shortstop with Conrad holding second and Alex Pinero had an infield hit to load the bases. But Hunter Kasuls flied out to end the threat. In the 13th Jam Williams had a one out infield single and moved to second on Joe Robbins' single. Brenn Conrad then hit a line drive that shortstop Brennan Breaud made a diving catch on and turned it into an inning ending double play.
Josh Green (1-0) got credit for the win despite allowing seven hits.
In the regularly scheduled game, six Cajun pitchers combined to issue 19 free base runners, issuing ten walks and hitting nine batters. Freshman Hayden Erbe (0-1) failed to get out of the first inning, allowing two runs on one hit with two walks and two hit batsmen. Southeastern had eight hits, including home runs by Breaud and Carson Crites. Kasuls homered for the Cajuns.
It's back home for Louisiana Friday night when they entertain South Alabama at M. L. "Tigue" Moore Field at Russo Park. First pitch is scheduled for 6:00 pm.