Louisiana Defeats Wright State To Pick Up Their 2nd Win Of The Year
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns baseball came into the 2nd game of the home opening series against Wright State to try and even it up at 1 game a piece. The Cajuns would earn a hard fought victory as they held off the Raiders 6-3.
The Cajuns were able to hold off Wright State in the first inning with a pickoff, a strikeout, and a runner caught stealing. The Cajuns were able to get 2 straight walks to start their half of the 1st and were able to bring in a run to start the scoring.
Wright State would return the favor in the top of the 2nd inning with a HBP and a double to have runners at 2nd and 3rd with no outs. They would then hit an RBI single to tie it up and then the Raiders would take a 2-1 lead on an RBI groundout.
Nick Lee sat down 9 straight batters leading up to the 5th inning before the Raiders scored 1 run in the 5th on a wild pitch to go up 3-1. The Cajuns had a chance to score as they got 2 hits in the inning and had runners at 1st and 2nd with no outs and they had a double steal but the runner got caught at 3rd base and then they had a fielder's choice and strikeout looking to end the 5th inning.
The Cajuns were able to get the bases loaded hanks to 2 walks and a single and they were able to get a run on a bases loaded walk to cut into the Raiders lead to make it 3-2. The Cajuns would then tie it up on a fielder's choice to make the score 3-3.
The freshman pitcher Brock Batty came into the game in the 7th inning replacing Nick Lee who pitched a great game. Lee finished the game with 7 strikeouts in 6 innings. He allowed 3 runs on 5 hits. Batty started his pitching performance with 2 strikeouts and he would finish with 2.
The Cajuns would get 2 straight walks to start the bottom of the 7th and they would be able to move both runners into scoring position. The Cajuns would be able to get 2 runs in on an incredible bunt and Kennon Fontenot would advance to 3rd on a throwing error.
The Wright State Raiders would load the bases in the top of the 8th thanks to 2 HBPs and a bunt single and would look to cut into the Cajuns lead. Logan Stoelke would come in to pitch for the Cajuns replacing Batty and would get 2 huge strikeouts to end the Raiders threat.
The Cajuns would add a big insurance run in the bottom of the 8th with a home run from Hunter Kasuls to make it 6-3.The Cajuns were able to get 2 big strikeouts and a diving catch to secure the win. The Cajuns will look to win the series tomorrow afternoon in the series finale against Wright State on Kpel 96.5