By Lori Lyons, Rougarou Writer
Sunday night was a long night for the Baton Rouge Rougarou, but in a good way.
After a long road trip from Texas to Youngsville, La., the Rougarou had to endure a five and a half hour battle against the Acadiana Cane Cutters — which included a lengthy rain delay — to take a 12-6 win shortly after midnight on Monday. The game was shortened to eight innings.
Besides the lightning over Fabacher Field, there was some electricity in the Rougarou bats for this one. With a distinctly different lineup, Baton Rouge finished with 16 hits and a season-high 12 runs in a whopping 41 at-bats. The team scored three runs in the third before the weather delay, then put together a 4-run fourth and a 5-run seventh.
Elliot Hebert led the offensive onslaught, going 5-for-5 with three RBIs. Brennan Lambert went 2-for-3, including a triple, with three RBIS. Lane Hutchinson went 2-for-6 with two RBIs and three runs scored. Tripp Haddad went 2-for-4 with one RBI and two runs scored, Reed Eason went 2-for-5 with two runs, and Landrey Wilkerson went 2-for-5 with one run.
A trio of Rougarou pitchers held the Cane Cutters off. Aiden Vosburg picked up the win, throwing three innings, giving up two runs on five hits, walking one and striking out one. Ty Ringo threw three innings, allowing two runs on five hits, walking three and striking out four. Jack Walker threw two innings giving up two runs on two hits and walking two.
The Rougarou will take Monday off then return to Goldsby Field for a 6-game homestand starting Tuesday at 7 p.m. against the Victoria Generals.