Lori Lyons, Rougarou Writer
A new rule for base runners in extra innings and a fielding error helped the Acadiana Cane Cutters take a 6-5 victory over the Baton Rouge Rougarou Monday night at Fabacher Field in Youngsville.
After playing to a 5-5 tie through nine innings, both the teams had a chance in the 10th. By Major League Baseball rule, each team begins the extra innings with a runner at second base.
In the top of the 10th, Rougarou right fielder Tanner Wilson was intentionally put on second base and advanced to third. With one out, Reed Eason reached on an error by the Cane Cutters’ pitcher. Lane Hutchinson reached on another error and Elliot Hebert reached on a fielder’s choice but Wilson was forced out at home. With bases loaded, Brennan Lambert popped up to center field to end the threat.
In the bottom of the 10th, the Cane Cutters had Jarrett McDonald at second. He advanced to third and scored on an error by Rougarou shortstop Hutchinson on a ball hit by Landon Manson.
Elliot Hebert had three of the Rougarou’s nine hits and one RBI. Ethan Menard also had an RBI. Four Rougarou pitchers gave up 15 hits to the Cane Cutters. Jaden Brasseaux got the start, allowing six hits in five innings and striking out five. Closer Chris Tonna got the loss.
The Rougarou (5-6) and the Cane Cutters (7-3) will meet again Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at Fabacher Field.