LAFAYETTE, La. – Sophomore Todd Lott’s two-homer night lifted the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns baseball team to a 7-6 victory over Tulane on Tuesday night at M.L. “Tigue” Moore Field at Russo Park as the squad completed the season series sweep of the Green Wave.
Sophomore Todd Lott Launched @RaginCajunsBSB To A 7-6 Victory Over Tulane! 💪
— Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns® (@ULRaginCajuns) May 16, 2018
With the win, the Ragin’ Cajuns (30-23) finish the year with an 11-3 mark in midweek games. Louisiana has also notched 30-plus wins in each of the last six seasons.
— Tulane Baseball (@GreenWaveBSB) May 16, 2018
Junior Nick Lee picked up the victory in a short start tossing two scoreless innings with two walks and three strikeouts.
Keagan Gillies took the loss for the Green Wave (24-29) after giving up five runs on six hits in 4.0 innings of work.
LEADING THE CAJUNS
Lott led the Ragin’ Cajuns offensively going 2-for-3 with a pair of home runs and was also hit by a pitch. Gavin Bourgeois, Hunter Kasuls and Zach LaFleur each had two hits in the game as Louisiana outhit Tulane 10-9 in the contest. The Cajuns three homers in the game tied a season high.
Junior Daniel Lahare extended his hit streak to a team-best 14 games going 1-for-4 with a run.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Louisiana took an early lead in the bottom of the first when Lahare scored on a Gillies wild pitch. Later in the inning, Kennon Fontenot tripled to right center to plate a run and give the Cajuns a 2-0 edge. LaFleur brought home the final run of the inning on an infield single to shortstop to make the score 3-0.
The Ragin’ Cajuns added a pair of runs in the bottom of the second as Kole McKinnon scored on a wild pitch and Bourgeois drove a solo homer over the fence in left to extend the lead to 5-0.
Todd Lott increased the Louisiana advantage to 6-0 in the fifth inning with a solo blast to right field.
Tulane got on the board in the top of the sixth inning on a two-run single up the middle by Luke Glancy to cut the lead to 6-2.
Glancy drove in his third run of the game in the top of the eighth on an RBI double to centerfield to make the score 6-3.
Lott got the run back for the Cajuns in the bottom half of the eighth with his second home run of the game launching a 1-1 pitch from reliever Ben White over the fence in left.
The Green Wave made things interesting in the top of the ninth as Trevor Jensen drove a three-run homer to left to cut the Louisiana lead to 7-6, but reliever Logan Stoelke retired the next three batters he faced to close out the game.