Little Rock Tops Cajuns, 7-1 to Win Series
Ryan Scott's two run double capped a four run fifth inning, leading Little Rock to a 7-1 win over Louisiana Sunday afternoon before 4,260 fans at M. L. "Tigue" Moore Field.
Freshman Joe Corbett (3-0) handcuffed the Cajuns on just three hits on 5.1 innings to earn the win as four Trojans' pitchers held the Cajuns to just five hits.
Freshman Nick Lee (0-1) breezed through the first four innings but started the fifth by hitting Cameron Knight with a pitch. Kyle Kirk followed with a single and Zach Baker sacrificed the runners to second and third. Riley Pittman then singled to score Knight with the first run and a safety squeeze bunt by Hayden Martin got the second run home. Lee then walked Hunter Owens before Scott doubled into the cap in left-center to cap the four run inning.
Scott came into the game as the nation's leading hitter at .500. He had six hits in the series and drove in nine runs.
The Cajuns (12-8, 3-3 Sun Belt) got their only run in the sixth when Joe Robbins singled with one out and eventually scored on a wild pitch.
Little Rock (8-11, 2-4) added single runs in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings for the final margin of victory.
Corbett and three relievers combined to hold the Cajuns to just five hits, walking two and striking out eight in the contest.
The Cajuns will head to Metairie Tuesday night to face LSU in the annual Wally Pontiff Classic. First pitch is scheduled for 7:00pm.