Baton Rouge, La. – July 25, 2019 – The Baton Rouge Rougarou took on the Texarkana Twins on Thirsty Thursday in the first game of its two-game home set against the Twins. After the Twins got out to an early lead, the Rougarou came back and got a 5-4 win over the Twins.
The Rougarou gave up two runs to the Twins in the first inning on a two-run home run and trailed 2-0 until the bottom of the third. In the bottom of the third, Alex Galy drilled a double to right field and soon after scored on a double by Logan LeJeune cutting the Twins lead to 2-1.
In the bottom of the fifth inning, Reid Baty hit a single to left field scoring Bryan Aguilar and tying the game up 2-2. Kyle Flettrich pitched his fourth consecutive scoreless inning in the bottom of the fifth and the game remained tied 2-2 going into the sixth.
The Twins scored one run in the top of the seventh inning and took a 3-2 lead. The Rougarou had an offensive explosion in the bottom of the seventh started by Galy scoring on a base hit to right field by Johnny Johnson tying the game back up 3-3. The Rougarou then took the lead on an RBI by Austin Haensel that scored Brennan Lambert and Johnson. The Rougarou led 5-3 after seven innings.
The Twins scored one run in the top of the eighth cutting the Rougarou’s lead to 5-4. Luke Baley came in to pitch in the top of the ninth and retired the side, getting the save and giving the Rougarou a 5-4 win. Galy hit great on Thursday night going 3-for-5 with two runs scored.
The Rougarou are back in action at home on Friday night taking on the Twins in the second game of its two-game home set against the Twins. After that, the Rougarou will travel to Victoria to take on the Generals for the first game of the two-game road set against the Generals.
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