By Lori Lyons, Rougarou Writer
Wednesday night the Baton Rouge Rougarou extended a streak. On Thursday night, they ended one.
For the first time this summer, the Rougarou got past the Victoria Generals, taking a 12-2 win at Pete Goldsby Field. The Generals had defeated the Roux seven times and tied once.
On Wednesday the Rougarou defeated the Seguin River Monsters for the 10th time with no losses. Baton Rouge is now 16-19-1 overall, 9-4-1 in the second half of the Texas Collegiate League and 8-1-1 in its last 10 home games.
Thursday night’s game was never in doubt as the Rougarou scored three runs in the first inning and three more in the second for a quick 6-0 lead.
Baton Rouge added two in the sixth and four in the eighth. The team knocked 12 hits off of four Generals pitchers, including homeruns by Monray Van der Walt, Brayden Caskey and Derrald Moore Jr. Reed Eason hit a double and a triple.
Van der Walt went 3-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs scored, Eason was 2-for-5, Brennan Lambert was 2-for-5 with two runs and an RBI, Landrey Wilkerson went 2-for-3 with three runs and two RBIs.
Pitcher Jaden Brasseaux (5-2) had another fine outing, allowing just two runs on four hits in seven innings of work. He walked two and struck out eight.
Brasseaux said it felt good to finally notch a win against the Generals with all of his pitches working for him.
“We were close all season,” the righty said. “We showed up, strapped up and left it all on the field. We played as a whole team.”
SCHEDULE UPDATE: The Rougarou were slated to face the Generals again Friday night at 7 p.m. at Pete Goldsby Field but the game has been canceled due to inclement weather. Baton Rouge’s next contest will be Sunday evening at 7 p.m. on the road against Acadiana.