UL Baseball Hosts Georgia Southern – Inside The Numbers
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