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Late Rallies Push No. 7 Kentucky Past Ragin’ Cajuns

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HOUSTON, Texas – Two late rallies propelled No. 7 Kentucky past the Louisiana baseball team on Sunday as the Ragin' Cajuns fell 10-4 on the final day of the Shriners College Classic at Minute Maid Park.
 
Freshman Austin Perrin took the loss for the Cajuns (4-7) after giving up four runs on eight hits in five innings with a walk and three strikeouts. Justin Lewis notched his third win of the season for the Wildcats (11-1) going 6.1 innings with four runs (two earned) on seven hits with a walk and seven strikeouts.
 
LEADING THE CAJUNS
 
Freshman Monroe Moll had his first career multi-hit game going 2-for-4 with an RBI, while junior Gavin Bourgeois has reached back in six straight games.
 
HOW IT HAPPENED
 
The Cajuns grabbed a 1-0 lead in the top of the second when Hayden Cantrelle brought home Hunter Kasuls on sacrifice fly to centerfield. The lead would be short-lived though as Ryan Shinn put Kentucky in front 2-1 on a two-out, two-run triple to right center in the bottom half of the second.
 
Louisiana pulled even in the top of the sixth as Daniel Lahare came home to score on a passed ball. Later in the inning, Moll singled back up the middle with two outs to plate Kennon Fontenot and give the Ragin' Cajuns a 3-2 edge.
 
For the second time in the game, UK answered quickly exploding for four runs on four hits and a walk to regain the advantage 6-3. A solo home run to right field by T.J. Collett highlighted the scoring in the inning.
 
The Ragin' Cajuns and Wildcats traded runs in the seventh as Cantrelle scored on an RBI groundout by Lahare, while Kentucky picked up an insurance run on a pinch hit single by Zeke Lewis to make the score 7-4.
 
The Wildcats tacked on three more runs in the bottom of the eighth to make the final 10-4.
 
UP NEXT
 
Louisiana returns home for four straight contests at M.L. "Tigue" Field at Russo Park starting with a 6:30 p.m. contest on Wednesday against No. 16 LSU. The Cajuns then host South Alabama in a three-game series at Russo Park starting Friday, March 9 at 6:30 p.m.
 
For the latest updates on Ragin' Cajuns baseball, follow Ragin' Cajuns baseball on Facebook (RaginCajunsBaseball), Twitter (@RaginCajunsBSB) and Instagram (@RaginCajunsBSB) or check RaginCajuns.com.
 

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