By Lori Lyons, Rougarou Writer
The Baton Rouge Rougarou won their third straight game Sunday night, taking a decisive 6-0 victory over the Brazos Valley Bombers at Pete Goldsby Field. The team improved 8-4-1 in the second half of the Texas Collegiate Summer League Schedule and 14-18 overall.
The Bombers, who are in first place in the league standings at 22-12, have been the Rougarou’s nemesis this summer, winning six out of the eight previous meetings between the teams.
But the Rougarou shut down the Bombers on Sunday, holding them to five hits in the shutout. Pitcher Landry Alligood set the pace early, allowing just one hit, three walks and striking out seven in four innings of work. Reliever Kade Lin gave up three hits, walked two and struck out five over four innings and picked up the win. Ethan Brister closed it out, giving up one hit and striking out one in the final inning.
The offense needed only six hits to dispatch the Bombers, thanks to five errors and six walks. Samuel Plash was the leading hitter with two hits, including a 2-run double in the first inning. Landrey Wilkerson and Brock Slaton also drove in runs.
Baton Rouge jumped out early with four runs on three hits and an error in the first inning. With one out Reed Eason walked, Lane Hutchinson singled and Brennan Lambert walked to load the bases. Wilkerson singled to score Eason and an error by the Bombers’ third baseman score Hutchinson. Lambert and Wilkerson scored on Plash’s double to make it 4-0, Rougarou.
In the second inning, Holt walked, advanced on an error and scored on a wild pitch to make it 5-0. In the fourth inning, Derrald Moore Jr. walked, stole second and scored on a single by Slaton to make it 6-0.
The Rougarou will travel to Victoria, Texas on Monday for a 7 p.m. game against the Generals, then return home Wednesday to take on the Seguin River Monsters at 7 p.m.