Baseball: Bayou Boys Top Swampers 8-1 To Win Fall World Series
LAFAYETTE, La. – Despite dropping the first game of the series, the Bayou Boys battled back to pick up an 8-1 victory over the Swampers in the rubber match on Thursday night at M.L. "Tigue" Moore Field to claim the 2014 edition of the Ragin’ Cajuns Fall World Series.
Michael Morvant, Colton Lee and Riley Cooper combined to throw six shutout innings for the Bayou Boys with Morvant picking up the victory going 2.3 innings in a start with three strikeouts. Cooper also had three strikeouts in the contest.
Offensively, the Bayou Boys outhit the Swampers 11-6 led by Tyler St. Philip who was 3-for-4 with a triple and two RBI. Kennon Fontenot and Nick Thurman also had two hits apiece while Thurman and Kyle Clement each drove in two.
Cole Jackson had the only multi-hit performance for the Swampers going 2-for-3 and scored a run.
The Bayou Boys jumped out in front early scoring three runs on five hits, all coming with two outs, in the top of the first. After a two-out double by Clement, Thurman singled through the right side of the infield to score Clement from second. Following a Derek Herrington single, Joseph Trahan and St. Philip each had RBI singles to left to make the score 3-0 Bayou Boys.
Clement added a run for the Bayou Boys in the second inning bring home Fontenot on a sacrifice fly to center to increase the advantage to 4-0.
The Bayou Boys broke the game wide open in the top of the fourth scoring four runs on four hits and an error to take an 8-0 edge. An RBI double by Thurman highlighted the scoring in the inning.
The Swampers picked up their only run of the game in the bottom of the seventh inning on a RBI double to left by Joe Robbins scoring Cole Jackson from first.
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