The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns left too many on base, and committed too errors in Wednesday night’s game against the visiting LSU Tigers.
No. 11 LSU defeated Louisiana 11-2 at Russo Park and the Tigers improved to 3-1 on the season, while the Ragin’ Cajuns fall to 3-2.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
The Ragin’ Cajuns fielding miscues began with the very first at-bat in the game. Third baseman CJ Willis was unable to cleanly field a hard hit ball by Dylan Crews and the Tigers leadoff hitter reached first. Two batters later, Cade Beloso drew a walk from Connor Cooke. The Ragin’ Cajuns starter managed to get Zach Arnold to groundout to end the threat
LSU’s Garrett Edwards would retire the side in the bottom of the first, including striking out the first two baters.
LSU then seized control in the top of the second.
Mitchell Sanford led off with drawing a walk, followed by an infield single by Gavin Dugas. Jordan Thompson reached first on an error by Connor Kimple. Alex Milazzo then drove in Sanford with a ground out.
After Crews struck out, Cade Doughty drove in a run and another scored run on a throwing error.
LSU would add another run in the fourth with a single by Thompson which drove in Beloso. After adding a run in the sixth and seventh innings, the Tigers made the game a route by plating five runs in the top of the ninth.
Louisiana meanwhile was unable to get anything going at the plate. The Ragin’ Cajuns were held to just two runs on five hits.
The lone bright spots for Louisiana was a solo home run by former LSU player and St. Thomas More star Brennan Breaux, a third-inning blast that took a branch off one of the pine trees behind right field. The other score was in the eighth when Carson Roccaforte drove in Tyler Robertson with a single.
Big Number: 5
The Ragin’ Cajuns defense committed five errors in Wednesday night’s game. Those errors would lead to four unearned runs for Cajuns pitching staff.
Players of the Game: Cade Doughty & Gavin Dugas
Doughty went 3-for-6 with 2 RBIs and one run scored, while Dugas went 3-for-5 and scored two runs.
Up Next: The Ragin’ Cajuns (3-2) will begin a three-game series at home this weekend against Rice. The Tigers (3-1) will return to Alex Box Stadium and play two games against Youngstown State and then one against Nicholls.