MOBILE, Ala. — The third-ranked Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns baseball team run-ruled South Alabama 13-3 in seven innings Sunday afternoon at Stanky Field.
The Ragin’ Cajuns (46-7, 23-4 Sun Belt) set a school record for most regular-season wins against Division I opponents.
UL-Lafayette had 16 hits, led by Caleb Adams, who was 4-for-4 with a double, RBI and two runs. Greg Davis was 3-for-4 with a double, three RBIs and two runs. He finished the series 6-for-8 with a grand slam, eight RBIs and four runs.
“The hitters did a great job of coming back today and getting after it,” Cajuns coach Tony Robichaux said. “The guys really took advantage of the wind. We never stopped competing, and this is special to get a sweep at South Alabama.”
Cody Boutte (7-0) limited South Alabama (21-29, 10-16 Sun Belt) to three runs (two earned) on seven hits with five strikeouts in six innings. Seth Harrison came on in the seventh and threw a scoreless inning with a two strikeouts to close out the game.
South Alabama’s Hunter Soleymani (0-3) gave up six runs on eight hits with a strikeout.
The Cajuns jumped out to an early lead, scoring three runs in the top of the second. Chase Compton’s ground out to second scored Jace Conrad from third. Davis followed with an RBI single to bring in Adams, and Michael Strentz added an RBI single.
South Alabama scored twice in the bottom half of the second on RBI singles by Drew LaBounty and Davis Knapp.
But UL-Lafayette added three runs in the top of the third on Compton’s RBI single and Davis’s two-run single through the left side of the infield.
Knapp gave the Jaguars their final run with an RBI single in the bottom of the fourth.
The Ragin’ Cajuns broke the game open in the top of the sixth, scoring five runs on four hits and two South Alabama errors. An Adams RBI double highlighted the scoring.
Dylan Butler’s solo homer and Girouard’s RBI single in the top of the seventh completed the run rule.
The Cajuns close out the regular season at home against UL-Monraoe in a three-game conference series. Thursday’s and Friday’s games start at 6 p.m., and Game 3 is at 3 p.m. Saturday.