Sunday, January 29, 2023

A Preview of hard-hitting ULL Ragin' Cajuns

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M.L. “Tigue” Moore Field. Photo courtesy of Google

Let’s be honest. Rebel fans were hoping for a Magnolia State Super Regional matchup with the Mississippi State Bulldogs for the right to move on to Omaha.

That didn’t happen, but here’s the lowdown on the Ragin’ Cajuns from Louisiana-Lafayette.

The Ragin’ Cajuns are known as a high-powered attacking offensive club that had the most wins in the country with a record of 57-8. ULL did drop their first game of regional play to Jackson State 1-0 — so they can be beat and their offense can be neutralized.

After that game, however, ULL’s bats came to life as they out-scored and outplayed the rest of the teams in the field. On Sunday, the Cajuns had to beat the Bulldogs to force a game seven. Thats exactly what they did, winning 14-8.

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The Cajuns are a high-powered offense. Photo courtesy of Louisiana-Lafayette Athletics

Louisiana-Lafayette is led at the plate this season by Caleb Adams, who boasts a .387 average, including 11 home runs. Adams’ teammate Jace Conrad leads the team with 65 RBIs.

As a club, the Cajuns come into the Super regional hitting at a .319 clip, with 515 total runs scored on the season and 467 RBI.

At M.L. “Tigue” Moore Field, the Ragin’ Cajuns are pretty hard to beat. They’ve suffered only five losses all season long at home and celebrated a total of 32 wins.

With both teams having explosive offenses and dominating pitching, this weekend’s Super Regional will not be for the faint of heart.

Fans that are wanting to watch every minute of all the action can on ESPN2 or listen to the call on the Ole Miss Baseball Network.

– Adam Brown, sports editor of HottyToddy.com, adam.brown@hottytoddy.com

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