After defeating the Blue Raiders 14-11 on Thursady, the Cajuns lost to Middle Tenneessee 17-8 Friday before before losing today in a single elimination game ending the 2009 season.
The Ragin' Cajuns end the season at 27-30-1 overall and 14-15 in SBC action, after finishing fifth in the final regular season standings and pulling off upsets in their first two games of the league tournament with wins over No. 4 FIU (11-3) and No. 1 Middle Tennessee (5-4). The Cajuns were then rematched with the Raiders, who won an elimination game with FAU and then a Friday semifinal with the Cajuns (17-8) and this Saturday semifinal elimination game.
Blue Raiders starter Chad Coley held the Cajuns to one hit and two runs in 2.1 innings to earn the win, but Middle Tennessee turned to its bullpen after Coley gave up three straight walks. The four relievers combined for 6.2 scoreless innings and gave up just three hits.
Louisiana's Greg Wilborn took the loss for the Cajuns, giving up six runs—just two earned—on seven hits in 2.2 innings.
The Cajuns scored their only two runs of the game in the top of the third inning, taking advantage of mislocation from Coley. Coley allowed a base hit from Thad Griffen, then walked three straight batters to force in a run. The Cajuns tallied the second score on a sacrifice fly from Chad Keefer that brought inKyle Olasin.
Luke Wagley entered in the third and pitched the rest of the in excellent fashion, going 5 1/3 innings while allowing just three hits to a powerful Blue Raider offense while striking out four and walking none.
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