UL Baseball On Road To Meet UALR – Inside The Numbers
Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajun baseball team returns to the diamond on Friday evening, when coach Tony Robichaux’s squad travels to Little Rock, Arkansas to take on the UALR Trojans in the opening game of a three-game, weekend, Sun Belt Conference series.
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,
UPDATE: Games times for the series have been altered due to weather. For the latest games times, click here.
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 seven-game road swing for UL, who doesn't return home until March 25.
The Cajuns, winners of five-straight games, are currently 9-5, overall, and 3-0 in Sun Belt Conference play, while the Trojans will head into the series at 4-8, overall, and 1-2 in league play.
Offensively, Louisiana is hitting a .287, along with 8 home runs, 81 runs batted in, and 21 stolen bases in 30 attempts, while out-scoring foes, 93-64.
Pitching-wise, the Cajuns sport an overall, combined, team ERA. of 3.30, compared to a 5.54 for the opposition, while holding foes to a .220 batting average against.
The Trojans are currently hitting a .205 as a team, along with two homers, and 32 RBI’s, while being out-scored by opponents, 84-33.
On the mound, UALR currently has an overall, combined, team ERA. of 6.58, while holding opponents to a .302 batting average against.
Louisiana holds a 51-16 all-time advantage over UALR.
Game times are 6 o’clock on Friday night, 2 pm on Saturday afternoon, and 1 o’clock for the series finale on Sunday afternoon.
The probable starting pitchers for the series are below:
Friday: UL RHP Evan Guillory (1-0, 5.04 ERA.) vs. UALR RHP Cory Malcom (2-1, 1.80 ERA.)
Saturday: UL LHP Gunner Leger (2-0, 3.57 ERA.) vs. UALR LHP Jarrid Garcia (0-0, 1.29 ERA.)
Sunday: UL TBA vs. UALR RHP Sam Thoele (1-2, 4.95 ERA.)