Panthers Knock Off Cajuns 11-5
Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajun baseball team dropped the rubber game of a Sun Belt Conference series, on Sunday, falling to the FIU Panthers 11-5, in Miami, Florida. Ragincajuns.com has the story, below.
Louisiana was able to work around FIU’s leadoff runner reaching base in the first four innings to stay ahead, but in the fifth inning it all came undone as the Panthers broke free with the first of eight unanswered runs that led to an 11-5 win over the Cajuns in the series finale on Sunday at FIU Baseball Stadium.
T.J. Geith, who stranded nine Panthers over the first four innings and threw 92 pitches, came back out for a fifth inning of work attempting to protect a 5-4 lead. He surrendered a leadoff single to T.J. Shantz marking the fifth consecutive leadoff batter to reach base.
Geith hit the next batter (Jose Behar) and was relieved by Joey Satriano. A wild pitch was followed by a walk by Satriano and the bases were loaded. The Panthers (22-16, 7-8 Sun Belt) drew even on a fielder’s choice grounder off the bat of Jeremy Patton.