LAFAYETTE – Senior outfielder Kyle Clement is expected to miss about a month as he recovers from a broken bone in his right forearm sustained in Tuesday night’s game against the University of New Orleans.
Leading off the second inning, Clement attempted to check his swing at an offering from Privateers pitcher Bryan Warzek, and the pitch hit him on his arm. He remained in the game on the base paths, but was substituted out when the Cajuns took the field defensively.
“That’s a lot of thump out of our lineup,” said coach Tony Robichaux. “It is what it is, somebody’s going to have to step up. We’re going to have to pitch and play defense and keep the score down.”
Clement spent the majority of the first eight games hitting cleanup in the Cajuns order, and he was off to a hot start, hitting .429 with three doubles and five RBI.
He was named a preseason All-Sun Belt Conference player after hitting .346 with eight homers and 32 RBI last season.
Derek Herrington replaced Clement in the lineup Tuesday night and hit a game-tying single in the seventh inning.