Cajuns edge McNeese 12-10 in wild affair

Posted at 11:37 PM, Apr 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-11 00:37:26-04

LAFAYETTE – Louisiana baseball earns a season sweep over McNeese with a 12-10 win, but it didn’t come without drama Tuesday night at Russo Park.

In the fourth inning, Kennon Fontenot’s single to center gave Louisiana a 7-2 lead, and from there things got a little out of hand.

McNeese responded with seven runs in the fifth taking their first lead of the night 9-7. The Cowboys sent ten to the plate, picking up six hits and seven runs in the inning. A majority of the damage was put on pitcher Brett William’s tab. Williams was the third Cajuns pitcher of the night after Tony Robichaux pulled starter Hogan Harris after two, in a move that was announced before the game, as Harris will pitch again this weekend.

Tony Robichaux was proud of his team’s response saying afterward "We have an saying, don’t play the scoreboard play the game. I though they did a good job tonight of not looking at the scoreboard and playing the game."

In the sixth the Cajuns hung five back on McNeese taking a 12-9 lead.  Zach LeFleur and Kennon Fontenot both adding to their RBI totals in the sixth. The two combined for seven of the Cajuns nine RBIs in the game.

In the 8th pitcher Logan Stoelke came out before throwing his first pitch, signaling for a trainer after his warmup pitches. Stoelke has a 1.31 ERA and 8 saves this season.

The Cajuns return home Wednesday to face Southeastern.