Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajun baseball team returns to the diamond on Friday evening, when coach Tony Robichaux’s squad plays host to the Troy Trojans 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 second game of a five-game homestand for UL, and the conference-opening series for both teams.

The Cajuns are currently 7-5 on the season, after defeating Northwestern St., 8-2, in non-conference action on Wednesday night.

Offensively, Louisiana is hitting a .276, along with five home runs, 61 runs batted in, and 19 stolen bases in 27 attempts, while out-scoring foes, 71-52.

Pitching-wise, the Cajuns sport an overall, combined, team ERA. of 3.27, compared to a 5.10 for the opposition, while holding foes to a .228 batting average against.

Troy will enter the match-up at 7-5.

The Trojans are currently hitting a .284 as a team, along with eight homers, and 57 RBI’s, while out-scoring opponents, 59-46.

On the mound, Troy currently has an overall, combined, team ERA. of 2.59, while holding opponents to a .210 batting average against.

A pair of freshmen right-handers will square off on the mound as Corey Childress (2-0, 1.35) will take the bump for Troy, while Evan Guillory (1-0, 4.30) gets the start for UL in Friday's opener. Grant Bennett (2-0, 0.90) and Greg Milhorn (0-0, 4.91) will take the ball on Saturday. Freshman left-hander Gunner Leger (0-0, 2.50) gets the nod on Sunday for the Cajuns, while Troy has yet to name a starter for the finale.

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.