home sitesearch contact fan about
  Submit/Update Profile  

Search the Network:

Baseball: Robichaux reaches a milestone

UL closer Justin Robichaux tied the program’s single-season record for saves with his eighth of the year in Saturday’s first game against Troy.

The sophomore gave up two runs but struck out a season-high five batters in 3.2 innings to seal a 5-3 win. His eight saves are tied for the most by a Cajun, matching the mark set by Aaron Welbourne in 2000.

Robichaux, a Notre Dame graduate, is five saves short of UL’s all-time record of 12 held by Kraig Schambough, who played for the Cajuns from 2002-05.

"He’s a winner and can win under pressure," UL coach Tony Robichaux said of his son. "He can pitch under pressure."

Making memories

UL catcher Dillon Guillory made the most of his first career start in Sun Belt play with a 2-for-4 showing in Saturday’s first game. The redshirt freshman also added a game-high two RBIs and slugged his first home run as a Cajun with a solo shot in the third inning of the 5-3 win.

"That felt good," the Teurlings Catholic graduate said of his first homer as a Cajun. "It felt good to get that first one."

In a slump

UL designated hitter Scott Hawkins went 1-for-11 in the three-game series – including a hitless effort in seven at-bats on Saturday.

The preseason All-American has one hit in his last 20 at-bats. Still, he leads the team in batting average, home runs (10) and RBIs (31) this season.

Remember me?

The rivalry between the Cajuns and LSU will be revived at 6:30 Tuesday night at Alex Box Stadium in Baton Rouge. The teams have not played since 2002, when UL took three of five from the Tigers.

LSU leads the series, 43-21.

Wild Bill

Saturday was a rough day for Troy baseball and softball, but Trojan fans had something to celebrate as cornerback/kick returner Leodis McKelvin was selected by the Bills with the 11th overall pick in the first round of this year’s NFL draft.

McKelvin terrorized the Cajuns over the past four years and held former Georgia Tech wide receiver Calvin Johnson, the second overall pick in last year’s draft, to two receptions for nine yards in 2006.

The speedster also tied an NCAA Division I-A record with eight kicks returned for touchdowns and set another mark with 3,817 career kick-return yards. And despite getting only two touches on offense, he set the school career record with 3,909 all-purpose yards – the third-most in Sun Belt history.

McKelvin, the first cornerback selected in this year’s draft, is expected to bolster a Buffalo defense that finished among the league’s worst last season.

Having a ball

Cajun radio announcer Jay Walker had a foul ball in the second inning of Friday’s 7-3 win over Troy crack the bottom of his windshield.

According to Walker, former Cajun Dallas Morris found the baseball in question and gave it to him as a souvenir.

Daily Advertiser, April 27, 2008