Cajuns Sweep Doubleheader from Troy; Now 30-3 on the Season
Louisiana's Ragin' Cajuns withstood a furious Troy rally in game one, then whitewashed the Trojans in game two for a doubleheader sweep, 11-8 and 11-0 at Riddle-Pace Field in Troy, Alabama Saturday.
The second game was called after seven innings by mutual agreement between the coaches.
Louisiana (30-3, 11-1 Sun Belt) outscored the Trojans 37-12 and out-hit them 45-21.
Ryan Wilson (4-0) pitched 5.1 innings of shutout ball to get the win in the first game, while Cody Boutee (4-0) allowed just one hit in six innings of the nightcap. Freshman Reagan Bazar recorded his fifth save in game one and pitched a scoreless inning in game two.
The Cajuns broke open a close game by scoring seven runs in the eighth inning, but the Trojans (16-16, 4-7) came alive in the bottom of the inning, scoring eight times against three Cajun pitchers before Bazar came on to get the final out in the eighth.
There was no such drama in game two, as Louisiana scored ten times in the first three innings and wound up with 14 hits in the game.
In game one of today's doubleheader, Jace Conrad and Caleb Adams each had two hits, with Adams hitting his second home run of the series and his sixth of the year. Adams and Evan Powell each drove in two runs.
In the nightcap, Seth Harrison tied a school record by going 5-5 with a homer, three doubles and a single, driving in four runs. Conrad added three hits and Adams had two to pace the 14-hit attack. The Cajuns had 20 extra base hits in the series.
The Cajuns return home Tuesday night when they host New Orleans at M. L. "Tigue" Moore Field at 6pm. Louisiana will then travel to McNeese State on Wednesday before returning home for a three game series with UALR next weekend.