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Baseball: UL baseball holds ‘Strike out a Stroke’

Tim Buckley, The Advertiser, May 7, 2015


The UL baseball team is partnering with Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center to “Strike Out a Stroke” during its three-game Sun Belt Conference series against South Alabama This weekend at M.L. “Tigue” Moore Field.

Our Lady of Lourdes will donate $100 to the American Stroke Association for every strikeout recorded by a Ragin’ Cajun pitcher in the series.

Lourdes also will provide free stroke screening Saturday and distribute information on stroke awareness and the importance of early detection throughout the weekend.

Other activities during the series: a fireworks show during Friday’s seventh-inning stretch, an on-field graduation ceremony before first pitch at 6 p.m. Saturday, and Senior Day and Mother’s Day festivities prior to the first pitch of Sunday’s 1 p.m. game.


Due to a spring car show taking place this weekend near Cajun Field, parking for the baseball series will be limited to the grass lot next to The Tigue, the RCAF ‘A’ Lot for Cajun Field and the north endzone lot.


UL junior catcher Nick Thurman and senior designated Tyler Girouard were selected Thursday to the 11-man, nine-state 2014-15 Capital One Academic All-District Baseball Team, and UL sophomore second baseman Haley Hayden was one of 12 players named Thursday to the 2014-15 Capital One Academic All-District Softball team.

Girouard, hitting .342, posted a 4.00 grade point average in his first semester of graduate school working toward a master’s degree in business administration.

Thurman, batting .302, has a 3.56 cumulative GPA with a focus in management.

Hayden, who hit .380 in the regular season, is an exercise science major with a 3.83 cumulative GPA.

The College Sports Information Directors of America selected both teams.


UL All-American shortstop Blake Trahan did not make cut from the 60-man to the 30-man national watch list for Golden Spikes Award, which was released Thursday.

It’s a rolling list, though, so Trahan can play his way back on before semifinalists are named May 22.

Trahan is ranked No. 66 on Baseball America’s list of Top 100 MLB Draft Prospects, which also was released Thursday.