Cajuns Split Doubleheader With Stony Brook

LAFAYETTE, La. – The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns baseball team split a doubleheader Saturday with Stony Brook falling in the first game 4-1, but battled back to win 2-1 in the rubber match to take its home opening series at M.L. "Tigue" Moore Field.

With the victory in the second game of the doubleheader, head coach Tony Robichaux moves one win away from claiming his 1,000th career victory as he has compiled a 999-649-1 record in 29 seasons.

"The pitchers did a good job today of coming in with intent," Robichaux said. "We needed (Greg) Milhon to stand up in the second game, and he stood up. He had great stuff today and came back and pitched with intent. That's what we've got to do. From Bacon to Zaunbrecher to the second game, that's a lot of zeros. The bullpen threw really well and we got two out of three."

Milhorn allowed just one run on three hits in a no decision going seven innings with four strikeouts in the second game of the day. Freshman Dylan Moore went on to claim his first career victory for the Ragin' Cajuns (4-3) in the contest closing the door on the Seawolves (2-4) throwing two scoreless innings of relief with three strikeouts.

In game one, sophomore starter Chris Charpentier was tabbed with his second loss of the season after surrendering three runs (two earned) on three hits in two innings with three walks.

Will Bacon and Nick Zaunbrecher were lights out in relief in the contest combining to allow just one unearned run over seven innings.

Stony Brook's Daniel Zamora was the winner in the afternoon contest limiting the Cajuns to just one run on four hits in six innings while striking out seven. Edwin Corniel was the losing pitcher of record in the nightcap giving up the go ahead run in the bottom of the eighth to fall to 0-1 on the year.

Offensively, Brian Mills led the way going 3-for-5 on the day and scored a run as the squad had 11 hits combined in the doubleheader.

The Seawolves had 12 hits on the day including nine in the opening game of the doubleheader led by Jack Parenty who was 2-for-8 on the day and drove in a run.

Stony Brook plated three runs in the third inning and one in the fourth to jump out to a 4-0 lead in the first game.

Louisiana would get on the board in the sixth on an Evan Powell RBI single to center, but the squad was unable to scratch across anymore runs in the contest falling 4-1.

In the second game, the Ragin' Cajuns took their first lead of the day on an RBI single to left center by catcher Nick Thurman scoring Greg Davis from second. Davis reached a fielder choice and then stole second.

Stony Brook evened the contest in the top of the sixth on a RBI single to right by Robert Chavarria scoring Jeremy Giles from third.

The Seawolves threatened in the top of the seventh putting runners on second and third with two outs, but Milhorn got Giles to ground out to third to end the inning and keep the contest tied.

Tyler Girouard came through with the game-winning hit in the bottom of the eighth as he roped a single up the middle to plate the speedy Mills from second. Mills walked to leadoff the inning and then moved to second on a sac bunt by Blake Trahan.

Louisiana returns to action on Tuesday at 6 p.m. as the Cajuns host in-state foe McNeese State in the final game of a four-game stint at the "Tigue". Following the mid-week contest with Cowboys, the Cajuns head to Birmingham, Ala. to face the Alabama Crimson Tide in a three-game series.


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