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Cajuns Clinch UT Arlington Series With 4-2 Victory

Posted: 11:40 PM, Apr 07, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-08 00:40:44-04

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LAFAYETTE, La. – The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns baseball team won its third straight contest on Saturday night defeating UT Arlington 4-2 to clinch the series at M.L. "Tigue" Moore Field at Russo Park.
 
Freshman  Austin Perrin  was stellar in relief notching his second victory of the year for the Cajuns (15-16, 5-6 SBC). Perrin tossed 3.2 scoreless innings with a career-high six strikeouts and limited the Mavericks (14-15, 6-5 SBC) to just one hit.
 
UTA reliever David Moffat took the loss giving up two runs on two hits with two walks and two strikeouts in 4.0 innings of work. Both teams had eight hits apiece in the contest.
  
LEADING THE CAJUNS
 
Junior  Hunter Kasuls  led the squad offensively going 2-for-4 with an RBI, while senior  Kennon Fontenot  extended his hit streak to 11 games going 1-for-2 with a walk and scored a run.
 
Starter  Jack Burk  limited the Mavs to two runs scattering seven hits with a career-best seven strikeouts in 5.1 innings.
 
HOW IT HAPPENED
 
The Ragin’ Cajuns got out to an early 1-0 advantage as Kasuls brought home  Hayden Cantrelle  on a two-out single through the left side of the infield in the bottom of the first inning.
 
UT Arlington pulled even at 1-all in the top of the third on a leadoff solo home run to left field by David Renning.
 
Louisiana regained the lead in the bottom of the fourth on a two-out RBI single to right centerfield by  Tyler Stover  to make the score 2-1.
 
The Mavericks tied the game for the second time on the night in the top of the sixth on an RBI single to centerfield by Christian Hollie. UT Arlington looked to take the lead later in the inning loading the bases with one out, but Perrin came in and struck out Noah Vaughan and then got Renning to ground out to third base to end the threat.
 
The Cajuns wasted no time answering as  Gavin Bourgeois  came home to score on a stolen base attempt by Kasuls in the bottom half of the sixth to go in front 3-2.
 
Kole McKinnon  brought home the final run of the game in the bottom of the seventh scoring  Zach LaFleur  on a squeeze bunt to make the final 4-2.
 
UP NEXT
 
Louisiana goes for the sweep of the Mavericks tomorrow at 1 p.m. at Russo Park. Junior right-hander  Nick Lee  will take the bump for the Cajuns, while UT Arlington will counter with junior right-hander Ka’ikepono Anderson. Fans can listen to the game on KPEL 96.5-FM. Live stats and video are available on RaginCajuns.com.