Return of Kyle Clement good news for Cajuns offense _lowres

Advocate photo by LEE CELANO -- UL-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns' Kyle Clement (center) celebrates with teammates Stefan Trosclair (left) and Blake Trahan after his two-run homer in the third inning against Texas-Arlington on Sunday, April 26, 2015.

RICE

Wayne Graham’s success at Rice has come largely because of stalwart pitching, and 2014 is no different. His Owls rank 21st in the country in strikeout-to-walk ratio and have a team ERA of 3.22. … Closer Matt Ditman leads a deep bullpen with 10 saves in 28 appearances. Kevin McCanna is the Owls’ top starter with a 3.05 ERA in 79.2 innings ... Though the Owls hit an even .300, they have only 16 home runs and 81 doubles. Rice is 8-7 in 15 one-run contests.

UL-LAFAYETTE

A year removed from notching the first No. 1 ranking in school history, the Cajuns got a 12th-inning grand slam from Stefan Trosclair to win its second straight Sun Belt tournament title, defeating South Alabama 5-1 … Trosclair and Kyle Clement lead a potent Cajun lineup, each hitting .358 with over a .650 slugging percentage. … Trosclair leads the team with 16 home runs, 15 of which came after April 1… Freshman Gunner Leger’s 2.95 ERA is the best among ULL starters … Closer Dylan Moore paces the staff with a 1.54 ERA in 29 appearances, including 11 saves.