By Lori Lyons, Rougarou Writer
The Baton Rouge Rougarou played a little possum Wednesday night. The team was trailing 5-1 after six innings only to score four in the seventh to tie it, then one in the top of the ninth to take a 6-5 win over the Acadiana Cane Cutters.
The Rougarou loaded the bases in the seventh, then Davis Meche hit an infield single to score one run. Newcomer Kyle Walker hit a sacrifice fly to score one run to make it 5-3, but the outfielder’s throw to home was wide and another run scored. The catcher threw to third to try to get the advancing runner, but the ball went into left field allowing another run to score and tie the game at 5-5.
Acadiana loaded the bases in the bottom of the eighth, but reliever Connor Spencer got out of the jam.
In the top of the ninth inning, Walker hit a base hit up the middle. He stole second and went to third on an error. That set the stage for Josh Shelly, who came through with a double off the outfield wall to score Walker and give the Rougarou a 6-5 lead.
Spencer then retired the side in the bottom of the ninth to preserve the win.
The Rougarou head back home for Thursday night’s Ironman Night against the Brazos Valley Bombers. Utility player Davis Meche will play all nine positions throughout the game, moving to a different spot in each inning.