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Roller coaster season is all about keeping perspective

Posted at 11:01 PM, Apr 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-16 00:06:47-04

LAFAYETTE (KATC) Louisiana baseball’s roller coaster season carries on Tuesday at the Wally Pontiff Classic.

The Cajuns beat LSU a season ago in Metaire 3-1, and another win Tuesday would be 3-straight for Louisiana. It also would feel ‘par-for-the-course’ for the Cajuns to top the 14th ranked team in the nation.

Louisiana’s season has been all about ups and downs, and right now the Cajuns are trending up after wins over South Alabama Saturday and Sunday.

Heading into last week the Cajuns appeared to have gained their footing, winning five of six before dropping three-in-a-row. But as they have all year, Louisiana bounced back and took the weekend series from South Alabama.

Coach Tony Robichaux said Monday navigating the peaks and valleys of the season is all about keeping perspective.

“I tell em all the time it’s like a $100 bill. You can take it to a homeless guy and crumble it and ask him if he would take it, he’s gonna say yes. You can tear it in half, he’s still going to take it. The $100 bill never loses it’s value,” Robichaux said. “We’ve been kicked, we’ve been stomped, crushed. But you gotta get ’em to understand that they don’t lose value.”

The 16th annual Wally Pontiff Classic begins at 7:00 p.m. from The Shrine on Airline in Metairie.