Lori Lyons, Rougarou Writer
After two days off — one planned, one not — the Baton Rouge Rougarou finally got its first win on its home field this season.
The Rougarou took an early 7-0 lead then fended off a late River Monsters rally for a 7-4 win at Pete Goldsby Stadium Sunday night. Seguin was held scoreless until the eighth inning. The River Monsters scored three runs on three hits in the eighth and added one run on three hits in the ninth.
Baton Rouge had a planned day off on Friday, then got an extra one due to Saturday’s heavy rains in the area. After a week long road trip then three straight losses at home, the Rougarou players probably didn’t complain.
Well rested and refreshed (perhaps), the Rougarou knocked 13 hits off of three Seguin pitchers. One of those was a solo home run by Ethan Menard in the second inning, his first of the season and only the second by the Rougarou this season.
Elliot Hebert went 3-for-5 in the game, scoring one run and driving in another. Brennan Lambert went 3-for-4 with a triple, two RBIs and one run scored. J.T. Taylor was 2-for 3 with an RBI and a run scored.
Hunter Draper got the start for Baton Rouge, giving up no runs on four hits in four innings of work. Sonny Brandwood picked up the win, throwing three scoreless, hitless innings and striking out four. Hayden Oglesby and Chris Tonna each pitched an inning in relief.
The Rougarou hits the road again Monday to play a two-game series against the Acadiana Cane Cutters at Fabacher Field, then return home to play Brazos Valley Bombers on Thursday and the Cane Cutters on Friday.