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Cajuns set for home-and-home with SLU starting Tuesday

Posted at 10:20 PM, Apr 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-01 23:52:06-04

LAFAYETTE (KATC) – Louisiana Baseball is set to play nine of its next 10 contests at M.L. “Tigue” Moore Field at Russo Park, beginning with an in-state matchup with Southeastern Louisiana on Tuesday evening. First pitch is slated for 6:30 p.m.

Following Tuesday’s contest, the team will make the return trip to Hammond to face off with the Lions beginning at 6 p.m. from Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field. The game was originally scheduled for February 26, but was moved due to severe weather.

The Ragin’ Cajuns (13-16, 4-5) are coming off a 2-2 week, but claimed victory in its most recent outing after taking down Troy, 4-3. Both Todd Lott and Handsome Monica went yard in Sunday’s finale, with Hayden Cantrelle adding an RBI double in the ninth to clinch the victory.

Cantrelle leads the way for the offense with a .327 (34-for-104) average, a team-high 31 runs scored and 14 extra-base hits, six of which were home runs. Lott’s hot bat continues to be effective, producing 26 hits in 80 at bats for a .325 average, while Hunter Kasuls has notched 30 hits.

Louisiana’s pitcher for both contests is currently listed as TBA.

Southeastern Louisiana (14-13, 6-3) won its most recent conference series of Stephen F. Austin, but dropped the finale, 4-2, to the Jacks. Kyle Schimpf produced one of the team’s two runs in that game with a home run as part of a 2-for-4 effort.

Schimpf has led the Lions’ offense all season, batting .317 (32-for-101) with four home runs and 26 RBI. Cody Grosse is second on the team with a .301 (31-for-103) average with 20 RBI and eight extra-base hits.

The Lions also list their pitchers as TBA for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Tuesday will be the 118th all-time meeting between the two programs, with Louisiana leading the series, 66-51. Under head coach Tony Robichaux, the Ragin’ Cajuns are 22-16 against the Lions, including a 13-5 mark in Lafayette.