Cajuns’ Hitting Approach Paying Dividends – From the Bird’s Nest
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns are sitting six games below .500 on the season and four games under .500 in conference play.
But, the Cajuns are scoring runs and hitting the ball better.
This year, the Cajuns' hitters have concentrated more on approach and less on technique, and the results speak for themselves.
Here are some comparative numbers over the last five seasons showing the improvement:
OVERALL STATS 2015/16/17/18/19
GAMES PLAYED 65/60/57/59/50
BATTING AVERAGE .272/.274/.266/.242/.271
HOME RUNS 34/45/41/29/47
SLG PCT .416/.407/.398/.348/.412
ON BASE PCT .360/.361/.357/.323/.369
It took a few weeks for the new hitting approach to really kick in. Here are some conference numbers
SUN BELT STATS 2015/16/17/18/19
BATTING AVG .279/.268/.267/.257/.293
HOME RUNS 34/21/27/17/25
SLG PCT .495/.401/.419/.375/.442
ON BASE PCT .365/.347/.367/.334/.390