MONROE, La. – Louisiana’s bats were virtually unstoppable on Saturday afternoon, racking up a season-high 25 hits, the most since 2005, to take down ULM, 19-8, in seven innings and clinch a series victory at Warhawk Field.
Hunter Kasuls highlighted the offensive barrage, becoming the first player in program history to record six hits in a single game. The senior saw just seven pitches during his 6-for-6 effort and finished his day with five RBI and three runs scored.
The Ragin’ Cajuns’ (27-29, 15-15) 25 hits fell two shy of the school record of 27, which was set against New Mexico State on May 5, 2005, while the 19 runs scored against ULM was the most since the team also scored 19 runs in a Sun Belt Tournament win over Little Rock on May 23, 2018.
Louisiana tacked on two more homers against ULM, bringing its weekend total to nine, the most in a single series by the Ragin’ Cajuns this year.
Junior Todd Lott was perfect at the plate as well with a 4-for-4 outing, his third, four-hit game of the season. He was also responsible for two RBI and three runs scored. Daniel Lahare and Hayden Cantrelle added three hits apiece in the victory, with Lahare adding a game-best five RBI in the process.
Four other Ragin’ Cajuns recorded two hits in the victory, while Brennan Breaux, who only notched one hit in two plate appearances, finished the day with four RBI.
On the bump, Logan Savoy (2-2) earned the start and the win, allowing just two earned runs and five hits on 5.0 innings pitched. The sophomore left-hander also struck out three batters.
Already holding an early 2-1 advantage Louisiana’s first big push of the game came in the top of the third when two singles and a sacrifice fly extended the Ragin’ Cajuns’ lead to 5-1.
Louisiana pounced again after ULM cut into the deficit, going up 10-2 after posting a five-spot in the fifth that was highlighted by Kasuls’ three-run homer to left field, his third home run of the series.
ULM scored a run in the fourth and sixth to pull within 10-4 heading into the seventh inning, where the Ragin’ Cajuns’ offense absolutely exploded with nine runs on 11 hits to extend its lead to 19-4. Nine different players notched a hit in the seventh, with Kasuls and Connor Dupuy each tallying two.
The Warhawks made things interesting in the bottom of that same inning, scoring four times on three hits to trim the margin to 19-8. However, that was all the home team could muster as the game ended in run-rule fashion.
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