Louisiana's Ragin' Cajun baseball fell in day two of the CenturyLink Bobcat Invitational on Sunday, dropping an 8-5 decision to the Santa Clara Broncos in San Marcos, Texas.

With the score tied, 2-2, in the top of the eighth inning, UL scored three runs, to make it 5-2, before Santa Clara scored six runs on only two hits in the bottom half of the inning, to take an 8-5 lead, and get the eventual win.

Cord Cockrell was tabbed with the loss for the Cajuns (1-1) after surrendering five runs (two earned) on one hit in 1.0 inning of work.

Jordan Nicholson had a quality start for UL limiting the Broncos (3-0) to just two runs on four hits with six strikeouts in 6.0 innings.

Paul Twining picked up the win for Santa Clara to move to 1-0 on the year.

Offensively, Dominick Francia and Chase Compton each had three hits for the Cajuns, while Ryan Leonards had a game-high two RBI after going 2-for-5 at the plate.

With the win, Santa Clara improves to 3-0, while UL dropped to 1-1.

The Cajuns will play Texas St., on Monday afternoon, at 2 pm.

You can hear all the play-by-play action on Sports Radio ESPN 1420, and espn1420.com, beginning with the pre-game show at 1:30 pm.

UL pitcher Jordan Nicholson


View the game box score.