Cajuns, Warhawks Suspended by Rain
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The game between the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns and UL Monroe Warhawks was suspended by weather in the fifth inning Thursday evening, with ULM leading 1-0.
The game will be picked up from the point of suspension at 4:00 pm tomorrow, with the regularly scheduled game to follow.
Crew chief Mike Grace called a halt to play when a lightning strike was in the area at 7:15pm. The lightning continued along with rain and the decision was made to suspend the game.
ULM starter Keegan Curtis handcuffed the Cajuns through the first four innings, facing the minimum twelve batters and allowing just a one out walk to Joe Robbins in the first inning. Robbins was thrown out trying to steal.
The Warhawks got an unearned run off Louisiana starter Gunner Leger in the third inning. Nathan Reynolds singled with one out.. Leger picked him off, but Grace called a balk, sending Reynolds to second. Anthony Herrera flied to left field and Ross Moore walked. Jacob Stockton then grounded to third but the ball was booted by Robbins allowing Reynolds to score.
ULM was threatening again in the fifth, as Herrera doubled down the left field line with two out and Moore was hit by a pitch. Stockton was coming up to bat when play was halted.
Leger allowed three hits, with two walks and a hit batsman through 4.2 innings. He struck out seven.
Fans who attend the suspended game will not need a ticket; however, the stadium will be cleared between games and Friday tickets will be honored for game two of the series.
The suspended game will be aired on ESPN1420. The regularly scheduled game will be heard on 96.5 KPEL-FM.