Cajuns Baseball Baffled in Conference Opener
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns fall in their first conference series opener of the the season on Friday, 6-3 to Georgia Southern.
It was the first time that we saw Nick Lee struggle with his command, he went three innings and only allowed one hit. However, he walked four, threw two wild pitches, and hit three batters.
In this one the Cajuns started quick as they got out to a 1-0 lead in the second inning when Windham laid down a bunt to sacrifice himself to score Hayden Cantrelle from third.
The Eagles would come right back in the third inning when Lee walked and hit a batter to put runners on first and second with nobody out. After GA Southern sacrificed over the runners, Curry hit a fly ball that would tie the ballgame at 1-1.
Unfortunately that wouldn't be it, Lee continued his wild ways, hit the next batter, fired a wild pitch that allowed both runners to get in scoring position, and then he struck out Anderson with two outs but the ball got away. Anderson was safe at first and the run would score to increase the lead to 2-1. Then it was McWhorter who got the only hit off Lee to score another run to make it 3-1. This all happened with two outs, Lee would go on to hit one more in the inning before finally getting out of it.
From there UL would close the gap in the 5th inning as the Eagles would get a little error happy. Lahare reached on a throwing error and then would score when Jeddediah Fagg was wild throwing to first from third. Cajuns cut it to 3-2.
Unfortunately that's as close as they would get in this one. The Eagles would tack on two more runs in the bottom of the fifth inning off of Brock Batty to increase the lead to 5-2.
UL would add another run on yet another error by GA Southern in the 6th but the Eagles would get it right back in the seventh for an eventual 6-3 victory.
Louisiana out-hit Georgia Southern in this game 7-4, the Eagles committed three errors to UL's one, and both teams left nine men on base. However, the difference in this one was that Cajun pitching hit six batters, threw five wild pitches, and walked five.
It'll be Jack Burke on the bump for the Cajuns tomorrow to try to even this series up. First pitch is at 2pm.