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HAMMOND, La. – The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns baseball team jumped out to a early lead and cruised to a 7-2 victory Tuesday night against Southeastern Louisiana at Alumni Field.
The Cajuns (24-15) outhit the Lions (30-12) 11-8 as they posted double digit hits for the fifth straight game and the ninth time in the last ten outings.
Junior shortstop Blake Trahan let the squad with three hits on the night including a double and had two RBI. Outfielders Kyle Clement and Brians Mills also had a pair of hits in the contest as Clement also drove in a couple runs.
Junior Will Bacon improved to 2-1 on the year after scattering four hits through three scoreless innings of work in an abbreviated start. Colton Lee was strong in relief for the Cajuns tossing four scoreless innings with a strikeout.
“We came here and played a complete game, and that is what we needed to do against a very good team,” head coach Tony Robichaux said. “He (Bacon) stayed at the bottom of the zone, he's like a utility knife … he can do a little bit of everything.”
Starter Pat Cashman took the loss for Southeastern La. giving up three runs (one earned) on seven hits with two strikeouts in five innings.
The Cajuns got out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first on an error by Lions second baseman Carson Crites and a RBI ground out to third by right fielder Dylan Butler.
Clement increased the Louisiana advantage to 3-0 in the top of the fifth as he launched a solo homer to right off of Cashman for his third home run of the season.
Louisiana added two more runs in the top of the sixth on a sac fly to center by Trahan and a two-out RBI single to left by Clement to make the score 5-0.
Trahan tacked on an insurance run in the top of the eighth as he sent a double just inside of the third base bag to plate third baseman Evan Powell from second with two outs to give the Ragin' Cajuns a 6-0 lead.
Catcher Nick Thurman brought home Louisiana's final run of the game in the top of the ninth scoring pinch runner Jam Williams on a ground ball to shortstop.
The Lions rallied in the ninth loading the bases with no outs. After centerfielder Jacob Seward drew a bases loaded walk from reliever Dylan Moore, right field Julian Service made it 7-2 on a sac fly to left field.
Moore would settle down and get designated hitter Daniel Midyett to fly out and first baseman Kevin Carr to ground out to end the contest.
The Cajuns return to action tomorrow at 6 p.m. as they host Southern in the first of four straight games at M.L. “Tigue” Moore Field. Junior right-hander Eric Carter will make the start on the mound for Louisiana, while left-hander J'Markus George will take the bump for the Jaguars.
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