Lions Hammer Cajuns, 16-5
Ryan Byers homered twice and drove in five runs and Southeastern Louisiana scored in all but one inning as the Lions jumped out to an early lead and never looked back in a 16-5 trashing of the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Saturday night at Pat Kenelly Diamond/Alumni Field.
Southeastern (26-10) jumped on Cajuns' starter Wyatt Marks (3-4) for two runs in the first on Carson Crites' two run double, added a run in the second on Daniel Midyett's single and put the game away on Byers' first homer, a three run blast to left, to jump out to a 6-0 lead.
The Cajuns (23-12) had chances, but stranded eight base runners in the first five innings and scored only on Stefan Trosclair's solo homer in the fourth during that span. After Jameson Parker's solo homer, his ninth of the season, the Cajuns closed to within 7-3 in the sixth, but the Lions scored three runs in each of their final three at bats to break the game open.
Carson Crites had three hits and drove in four runs for the Lions, while Brennan Breaud also had three hits and scored three times. Fisher, who came into last night's game as the nation's leading hitter, had two hits and scored three times.
Brenn Conrad led the Cajuns'12 hit attack with three hits, while Trosclair and Joe Robbins had two hits apiece.
Mac Sceroler (6-2) worked 5.2 innings, giving up nine hits but only two earned runs, to earn the victory. Marks, who gave up six runs in 2.1 innings, was saddled with the loss.
The teams will play the rubber game of the three game series tomorrow in Hammond Nick Lee (5-1, 2.68) will get the start for the Cajuns, while Southeastern will counter with lefty Domenick Carlini (4-1, 1.40). Game time is 1:00 pm.