BATON ROUGE, La. – The Rougarou entered Riverside Stadium for the first time this season in hopes of notching their first win of the 2021 season. They did just that, as they received a great performance across the bard tonight on their way to an 8-5 victory over the Victoria Generals.
Baton Rouge started slow, managing just one base runner through their first two trips to the plate. Meanwhile, the Generals struck first on a two-run homerun from Chase Sanguinetti who is fresh off a TCL Player of the Week award. Down 2-0 in the third frame, Baton Rouge flipped a switch, and the offense broke out of its shell for the first time this season. Hunter LeBlanc (Nicholls State) started the rally off with a single, then Nick Cupp-Allen (Chandler Gilbert CC) roped a triple into the alley that brought home the first run of the night for the Rougarou. Then, the next batter Cayle Webster (Black Hawk College) ripped one into the gap and he wound up at third with back-to-back triples to knot the contest at two apiece. Zavier Moore (Southern University) then belted an RBI double that gave Baton Rouge its first lead of the season, and Tayten Tredaway (Seminole State University) recorded an RBI groundout thanks to heads up base running from Moore to stretch the lead to 4-2 Baton Rouge.
After Victoria would creep a bit closer in a 4-3 ballgame in the fifth, Baton Rouge would wake up the offense once again.The green and black would send nine men to the plate in the inning and score three runs on four hits, thanks to another
RBI double from Moore, and Raegan Paulina (Oakland University) who chipped in with a single that brought in a run. Cole Plowman (Seminole State University) would also join in as well, working himself an RBI walk.
The bats weren’t the only ones doing their part in the win, however, as the Rougarou arms did their part to shut down Victoria when it counted. New arrival Al Thorington (Kellogg CC) was thrown into the fire right away, as he worked a
marvelous 3.2 IP before giving up two runs, but his line didn’t tell the whole story of just how good he was. Nate Kujawski (Chandler Gilbert CC) and Gage Bihm (Hinds CC) combined for 2.1 scoreless innings and six strikeouts to
finish the ballgame.
Baton Rouge was victorious for the first time this season with eight runs on ten hits, and will look to pick up the sweep tomorrow night. The Rougarou finish their two-game set in Victoria, TX tomorrow night before returning to Baton Rouge for their home
opener, this Friday, June 11 at Pete Goldsby Field versus the San Antonio Flying Chanclas.
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