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UL freshman to get a taste of 'big boy' baseball in opening series at Texas

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Louisiana head coach Tony Robichaux (Photo Credit: Louisiana Sports Info./Brad Kemp) Louisiana head coach Tony Robichaux (Photo Credit: Louisiana Sports Info./Brad Kemp)

The countdown to Ragin' Cajun baseball is 3-days.

Louisiana opens it's season on the road against 21st ranked Texas Friday night, first pitch is 6:30 p.m.

The game will be the first UL baseball game since UL-Monroe bounced the Cajuns from the Sun Belt Tournament last May. 2017 marked the first time UL didn't make the NCAA Tournament since 2012.

In 2018 the team returns less than 20 players from that roster, and this year the Cajuns will go without their ace Gunner Leger who is red-shirting after off-season surgery. It's a new look team that will have plenty of new names. UL rosters 15 true freshman.

Coach Tony Robichaux believe Texas will give his young group a taste of 'big boy' baseball, played in a big boy environment.

"The crowd is going to be against you not for you. There going to have to handle that," he said. "Some of them come from high schools where they had 100 in the stands and a lot of it was grandparents, the grandfather, mom and dad. People who were for them. now you have a guy drinking alcohol cursing at them. it's a little different."

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