Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajun baseball team returns to the diamond on Friday evening, when coach Tony Robichaux’s squad plays host to the Georgia Southern Eagles in the opening game of a three-game, weekend Sun Belt Conference series at M.L. "Tigue" Moore Field.

First-pitch is scheduled for 6 o’clock, and you can hear all the play-by-play action on News Talk 96.5 KPEL-FM,

All three games of the series can be heard on News-Talk 96.5 KPEL-FM and kpel965.com.

The contest marks the first game of a four-game homestand for UL, will also play eight of their next nine games in Lafayette.

The Cajuns, winners of their last two Sun Belt Conference series', are currently 15-11, overall, and 7-4 in Sun Belt Conference play, while the Eagles will head into the series at 17-13, overall, and 7-5 in league play.

Offensively, Louisiana is hitting a .280, along with 15 home runs, 133 runs batted in, and 34 stolen bases in 54 attempts, while out-scoring foes, 151-118.

Pitching-wise, the Cajuns sport an overall, combined, team ERA. of 3.70, compared to a 5.14 for the opposition, while holding foes to a .240 batting average against.

The Eagles are currently hitting a .270 as a team, along with 23 homers, and 148 RBI’s, while out-scoring opponents, 161-153.

On the mound, Georgia Southern is currently has an overall, combined, team ERA. of 3.89, while holding opponents to a .243 batting average against.

This will mark the first all-time meeting between Louisiana and Georgia Southern. Southern.

Game times are 6 o’clock on Friday night, 6 pm on Saturday night, and 1 o’clock for the series finale on Sunday afternoon.

The probable starting pitchers for the series are below:

Friday:  UL LHP Gunner Leger  vs.  Georgia Southern LHP Evan Challenger
Saturday:  UL LHP Greg Milhorn  vs.  Georgia Southern RHP Tripp Sheppard

Sunday:  UL RHP Evan Guillory  vs.  Georgia Southern LHP Connor Simmons