Baton Rouge, LA – May 30, 2019 – The Baton Rouge Rougarou played in their first game ever on Wednesday when they traveled to Texarkana, Texas to take on the Texarkana Twins. The Rougarou lost 2-1 to the Twins when the game was called because of lightning after the top of the fifth inning.
Daxton Tinker took the mound for the Rougarou against the Twins on Wednesday night. The Rougarou got off to a slow start, not getting a hit until the fifth inning. Lee Thomas homered for the Twins in the first inning to put the twins up 1-0. The Twins scored again in the third inning to extend their lead 2-0.
In the top of the fifth, Logan LeJeune walked and then Kyle Boudreaux had the first ever hit in Baton Rouge Rougarou history, a double that barely landed fair in right field. Brennan Lambert then hit LeJeune home with a single for the Rougarou’s first ever run. This cut the Twins’ lead to 2-1.
After the Rougarou scored their first run, the game was interrupted by a lightning delay expected to be only 15 minutes. This delay was extended and the game was unable to be resumed. Since the game was unable to be resumed in the fifth inning and the Rougarou were trailing at this time, it will be a loss for the Rougarou against the Twins.
The Rougarou will play the Twins again on Thursday in Texarkana before returning to Baton Rouge for their first home game against the Victoria Generals on Friday. The Rougarou home opener on Friday is Fireworks Night at Pete Goldsby Field.
The Greatest Show in Town is Coming – for tickets and more information on Baton Rouge’s very own Minor League Baseball Experience for the inaugural season, go to brrougarou.com or call (225)-500-4FUN. Follow the Rougarou on social media: facebook.com/BatonRougeRougarou/ | Twitter: @BRRougarou | Instagram: brrougarou.
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