By Lori Lyons, Rougarou Writer
The Baton Rouge Rougarou had the Victoria Generals right where they wanted them Friday night following a 5-run second inning that included a 3-run home run by Monray Van der Walt.
But things didn’t go so well for the Rougarou after that.
In a game that lasted three hours and 55 minutes, the Generals chipped away at the Rougarou lead, tying the game at 6 in the fifth inning then running away with it in the remaining innings to take a 14-7 win.
After their big second inning, which saw the Rougarou knock four hits to score five runs, the team would score one run in the fifth and one more in the ninth. They would finish with a total of six hits in the game. Van der Walt knocked his first home run of the summer (the team’s third). Brennan Lambert had two hits and drove in one run. J.T. Taylor and Lambert both hit triples. Cameron Yadon and Lane Hutchinson both hit doubles.
The Rougarou arms struggled as four pitchers gave up 12 hits and walked 13. Landry Alligood got the start and picked up the loss. He threw three innings, allowing three hits, four runs (all earned), and striking out four. He also walked four. Hayden Ogelsby, Dominic Dotson and Ethan Menard all threw in relief.
The Rougarou and the Generals will face off again Saturday at 7 p.m. at Riverside Stadium in Victoria.