Lori Lyons, Rougarou Writer
The Baton Rouge Rougarou continued to enjoy their return home to Goldsby Field, posting a 1-0 win over the Brazos Valley Bombers Wednesday night.
After five consecutive losses to the Bombers (15-7), who are tied for first place in the Texas Collegiate League, the Rougarou (8-15) got their first win against them on Tuesday.
The Rougarou’s lone run came in the third inning when Brock Slaton walked and advanced on a ground out by Derrald Moore Jr. After Reed Eason singled to load the bases, Lane Hutchinson singled to score Slaton.
After that, it was up to the Rougarou arms to hold off the Bombers. Starter Hunter Draper (2-0) threw an impressive six innings, giving up only four hits. He walked none and struck out four. Ty Ringo pitched two innings in relief, giving up two hits, walking one and striking out one. Ethan Brister closed it out, giving up one hit and striking out two in the ninth.
Hutchinson was the top hitter, knocking three of the Rougarou’s seven hits and driving in the only run.
After a night off, the Rougarou return to action on Friday against the Victoria Generals. It’s Pack The Park Friday with free admission for everyone courtesy of Mercedes Benz of Baton Rouge. Friday night fireworks, courtesy of Gerry Lane Auto Dealerships, go off during the seventh inning stretch.
UPDATE: Friday night’s game has been postponed to a later date yet to be determined. Baton Rouge’s homestand resumes Saturday night versus Acadiana. First pitch is set for 7 p.m.