Jul 22, 2013 12:04 AM by Cane Cutters Media Relations
Your 2013 Acadiana Cane Cutters returned to Fabacher Field back in the 21st century this evening, after last night's Roaring 20's walk-off win. The Cutters entered the contest, not only looking to sweep the visiting Texas Marshals out of Lafayette, but also eyeballing a chance to extend their two-game lead in the second-half Texas Collegiate League standings.
University of New Mexico hurler Victor Sanchez was given the nod in the finale of this weekend's two-game set against the visiting Texas Marshals. Hits were in a surplus for the Cane Cutters, as they were able to get 11 base knocks on the night. Acadiana struck first when Michel Nau was pushed over by a Logan Taylor double and then scored on a Marshal error. Texas was able to take the lead away scoring two in the 2nd, but then Nau struck again in the 4th when he delivered on a two RBI single. Back and forth they went, as the Marshals were able to scratch three runs across in the seventh giving them a 6-5 advantage. The Acadiana bats were able to rally in the bottom of the frame, scoring on a fielder's choice by Chance Vincent, and another RBI by left fielder Jordie Hein. Then in the 8th inning Ryan Deemes, who currently holds the record for saves in a season, came in for the two inning save. Deemes pitched two straight 3-up 3-down innings, striking out 3 Texas batters, to give the Cane Cutters the 7-6 victory and the series sweep.
The Acadiana Cane Cutters take Monday off before hosting the Victoria Generals to Fabacher Field this Tuesday and Wednesday. Be sure to join the seasonal festivities on July 24, as Lafayette Coca-Cola wishes Acadiana a "Merry Christmas Eve in July". Don't miss the between-innings white elephant gift game, and a special visit from a vacationing St. Nick. "Like" Acadiana Cane Cutters Baseball on Facebook, and "Follow" the team on Twitter @CaneCuttersBB for all of the latest news and notes, as the Texas Collegiate heads down the homestretch towards the postseason.