Cajuns Take Final Game 14-7, For Sweep

Zach Osborne shut down the Middle Tennessee bats for 3 2/3 innings as Ragin'Cajuns baseball team wrapped up the sweep with a 14-7 win over the Blue Raiders at "Tigue" Moore Field Sunday.

The Cajuns used a nine-run explosion in the fifth inning, as they move to 15-12-1 overall and 8-6 in the Sun Belt, moving up a spot to fifth in the conference after this weekend.

Zach Osborne made his second three-plus inning relief appearance of the weekend after a perfect 3 1/3 inning appearance Friday night, where he picked up the win. This time, Osborne went 3 2/3 innings, allowing just one hit while striking out four. That wraps up a weekend of unbeatable relief for the Cajuns, in which Osborne, Luke Wagley, Blake Haagen and Justin Robichaux combined to throw 16 1/3 innings, allowing just six hits, two runs, both earned, on 13 strikeouts and just four walks.

The Cajuns' bats provided plenty of highlights, including the nine-run fifth inning. Greg Fontenot led the way with a 2-for-4, three RBI, three run day. Les Smith was right behind him, going 3-for-4 with two RBI, falling a home run short of the cycle as he hit a single, a double and a triple in the game.

Kyle Olasin extended his hitting streak to 12 games, the team's best on the season, with a 2-for-6 day, driving in one and scoring twice. Travis Whipple hit his second home run in as many games, his fifth of the year, to total two RBI on 2-for-5 hitting with two runs scored. Chad Keefer drove in two with a home run of his own, his third of the season, finishing at 1-for-4 with two runs scored. Alex Fuselier added an RBI to round out the production for the Cajuns.

It has been one impressive stretch for Greg Fontenot, who is now 15-for-24 (.625) in the last seven games, with eight RBIs and a .667 slugging percentage and matching on-base percentage. He is also 3-for-3 in stolen bases in that stretch. Les Smith had a great weekend as well, as he went 7-for-10 with a 1.300 slugging percentage with three RBI against Middle Tennessee.

The Ragin' Cajuns have a busy week ahead of them, with a trip to New Orleans to play Tulane on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., followed by a Wednesday engagement with Southern University at 6:30 p.m. at "The Tigue."

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