Cajun Baseball Suffers 5-4 Walk-Off Loss To Nicholls State
After waiting an hour and a half before starting due to weather, the Cajuns suffered a 5-4 walk-off loss to Nicholls State in Thibodaux.
The Cajuns jumped out to the early two run lead after Stefan Trosclair scored on crafty base running in the first and Greg Davis smashed a solo shot in the second inning. Nicholls responded for a run in the third, then the Cajuns responded with two in the fifth off a pair of long balls from Dylan Butler and Kyle Clement. The exchange of blows continued when the Colonels went off for three runs to tie it in the sixth...and the ninth inning finished it off in gut-churning fashion for Cajun Nation.
Dylan Moore did a solid job of getting the Cajuns out of a bind in the eighth, but he left a ball over the plate for Seth Stevens and he sent it over the wall for the win. It made nine straight victories for the Colonels. It also made yet another walk-off loss for the Cajuns this year. Those are the hardest to stomach, especially with a long bus ride home.
Will Bacon started for the Cajuns and only allowed one run through three innings. Chris Charpentier went two innings but allowed two runs, both earned. Colton Lee gave up a run, then Logan Stoelke bridged the gap to the late inning hurlers. Reagan Bazar was ineffective in his time out, and the story of Moore has already been told. Not a terrible outing on the mound or in the field, which makes things sting.
Nicholls outhit the Cajuns, 10-6, with three Colonels putting in multi-hit days. The Cajuns had three home runs, but they were all solo shots. After waiting for 90 minutes to get started due to rain, their drive back was dampened by Nicholls' only home run of the night. Baseball is a fickle beast.
Up next, the Cajuns head to Monroe for their final series of the regular season. Nothing like a heated matchup with an in-state rival to shake the dust off the shoulders. It would help a great deal heading into the conference tournament.