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Cajuns Baseball Carries Win Streak Into Louisiana Tech Matchup

Posted: 4:48 PM, Apr 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-18 17:48:39-04

Press Release

THE MIDWEEK GAME
Dates: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Location: Lafayette, La.
Site: M.L. "Tigue" Moore Field at Russo Park (4,850)
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Opponent: Louisiana Tech (25-13)
Radio: ESPN 1420-AM
Television: None
Live Stats: www.RaginCajuns.com
 
STARTING PITCHERS
Wednesday: LHP  Austin Perrin  (LA) vs. LHP David Leal (LT)
 
LAFAYETTE, La. – Riding a season-best five game win streak, the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns baseball team will host Louisiana Tech in a midweek non-conference game on Wednesday at 6 p.m. M.L. "Tigue" Moore Field at Russo Park.
 
Where to Listen/Watch
 
Fans can listen to the game live on ESPN 1420-AM with Jay Walker and Brad Topham on the call. Live stats and video for the series are available on RaginCajuns.com. Dan McDonald will provide play-by-play on the Ragin’ Cajuns Digital Network.
 
The Series
 
Louisiana holds a 79-65 lead in the all-time series against Louisiana Tech after splitting a pair of games a year ago. The home team won each time as the Bulldogs edged the Cajuns 6-5 in 13 innings in Ruston, La. before the Ragin’ Cajuns responded with a 3-1 victory later in the season at Russo Park.
 
The Cajuns are 28-11 all-time against La Tech under head coach  Tony Robichaux . Louisiana has won 17 of the last 18 home meetings against the Bulldogs with the only loss coming in 2016.
 
Scouting Louisiana
 
Louisiana (20-17) picked up its first sweep of the season last weekend at Appalachian State winning 4-3, 5-4 and 6-2 to get over .500 for the first time on the year. The Ragin’ Cajuns are 8-2 in midweek games this season including a 4-0 mark at home.
 
Senior  Kennon Fontenot  has reached base in 17 straight contests, while  Zach LaFleur  and  Gavin Bourgeois  each have 11-game streaks coming into the week.
 
Junior  Daniel Lahare  continues to hold the top average on the club hitting .294 with five doubles, a triple, two home runs and 12 RBI. Bourgeois is second with a .291 average and a team-best 10 doubles.
 
Scouting Louisiana Tech
 
Louisiana Tech (25-13) is coming off of a series loss to Charlotte over the weekend dropping the first two games 9-1 and 6-4 before claiming the series finale 10-6. The Bulldogs are 6-4 in midweek games this season after a 2-0 loss at LSU last week.
 
La Tech enters the week ranked third in the nation in ERA at 2.56. Offensively, the Bulldogs are hitting .272 as a team with 58 doubles, 13 triples and 31 home runs while averaging 5.4 runs per game.
 
Hunter Wells paces the squad with a .331 average including six doubles, two triples, two home runs and 17 RBI. Louisiana Tech has six players on the roster with 20-plus RBI on the year led by Tanner Huddleston with 29 coming on seven doubles, one triple and five home runs.
 
Up Next
 
The Cajuns host Little Rock in a three-game Sun Belt Conference series starting Friday at 6 p.m. at Russo Park. Game two of the series is set for Saturday at 6 p.m., while the two teams close out the weekend on Sunday at 1 p.m.