Tech Hammers Cajuns, 15-2
Mason Robinson hit for the cycle and drove in five runs and David Leal scattered three hits over seven innings as Louisiana Tech used a 17-hit attack to run away from the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns, 15-2 Wednesday night at M. L. "Tigue" Moore Field at Russo Park.
"There are three facets to this game and we didn't do any of them tonight," head coach Tony Robichaux said. "We had a bad rhythm early on the mound, we didn't get any hits and we played as bad defensively as we have all year. When you do that, this is what you get."
Robinson got things started for Tech (26-13) in the second inning after a leadoff walk to Parker Bates with his homer to left field to get the Bulldogs on the board. Tech batted around in the third, scoring four runs, two earned in knocking Cajuns' starter Austin Perrin (2-5) out of the game. Reliever Brett Williams didn't fare any better, giving up four runs, one earned in one inning of work. Tech led 11-0 after four innings and added a pair of runs in the seventh and two more in the ninth, when Robinson got the double he needed to complete the cycle.
Hunter Wells, who hit for the cycle earlier this season for Tech, had two hits and drove in three runs, while Mason Mallard had two hits and scored three times. Five of the Tech runs were unearned as a result of three Cajun errors and a pair of passed balls.
Louisiana (20-18) avoided the shutout on Todd Lott's two run double in the ninth inning. Lott had two of the four Cajuns' hits in the game.
"I told these guys to flush this thing. It doesn't smell pretty. But they've been good at flushing bad performances this season and we'll need that with Little Rock coming in this weekend.
The Cajuns and Trojans will begin a three game series Friday at 6:00 pm.