Cajuns Continue to Roll Midweek, Beat McNeese, 5-2
Your Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns win it tonight by the score of 5-2 over the McNeese Cowboys.
The Cajuns got off to a hot start in this game when they got the first two runners on via an infield single by Bourgeois and a bunt single by Lahare. Fontenot then sacrificed the runners to second and third for the meat of the order. From there it was a run scoring ground out to shortstop for Kasuls and a wild-pitch uncorked by Adam Goree, quickly it was 2-0 UL.
Louisiana wouldn't let those two runs stick up on the scoreboard by themselves for too long. In the second inning Todd Lott led off the inning with a walk, almost got caught in no-mans land between first and second when Lochridge pulled back on a bunt, but was able to reach second safely. After Lochridge was retired, Stover banged a double off the wall in right-center but Lott got a bad read and was only able to advance to third. No matter, Kole McKinnon was able to pick him up by perfectly placing a ball between first and second which would go for an infield RBI single, 3-0. The next batter was Bourgeois and he followed it up with another infield single, this one was of the RBI variety increasing the UL lead to 4-0.
Starting pitcher Austin Perrin was looking to get back on track after a shaky start his last time out against South Alabama and through three innings he was dealing. Heading into the fourth inning he had retired eight batters in a row until shortstop Reid Bourque tagged him for a deep home-run down the right field line, 4-1 UL.
In the bottom of the fifth Austin Perrin got into a bit of a jam as the Cowboys loaded the bases with two outs and then it took him only one pitch to get out of the inning when Shane Selman flew out deep to center.
As we moved to the 6th inning it was the Cajuns who were looking to continue to build on their lead. After Kole McKinnon worked a walk, he stole second as Bourgeois struck out, and then Daniel Lahare laced a ball to left-center that went up the gap as he raced into third for a triple. That extended the UL lead to 5-1.
Just when Louisiana was trying to pull away it was McNeese who was able to scratch across another run to finally chase Austin Perrin with two outs in the 6th. Brock Batty entered and was able to shut down the Cowboys to keep the score at 5-2.
However, that's as close as the Cowboys would get as Logan Stoelke came in during the bottom of the 8th to relieve Brock Batty with two on and two out. He was able to get out of the jam to pick up his teammate and he would go on to strike out the side in the ninth inning for the 5-2 victory.
The Ragin' Cajuns improve to 9-11 on the season and will be welcoming in their first conference opponents into The Tigue this season in the form of the Troy Trojans (14-7).