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Baseball: Ragin’ Cajuns Fall To South Alabama 7-3 To Even Series

LAFAYETTE, La. – The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns baseball team couldn't overcome a four-run fifth inning as the Cajuns fell to South Alabama 7-3 to even the series on Saturday at M.L. "Tigue" Moore Field at Russo Park.
Starter Jack Burk was handed the loss for the Cajuns (6-8) after giving up five runs on six hits in 4.2 innings of work. Burk walked three and struck out four in the outing. Nick DeSantis claimed the victory for the Jaguars (8-7) after tossing 3.1 scoreless innings of relief with a pair of strikeouts.
The Ragin' Cajuns were outhit 10-2 in the contest as Paul Russo had a game-high three hits for the Jags.
Junior Gavin Bourgeois increased his on base streak to nine games with his hit in the fifth inning, while Monroe Moll reached base twice on a pair of walks.
Reliever Grant Cox had a good outing on the mound posting 1.2 scoreless innings with two strikeouts.
South Alabama went in front 1-0 in the top of the fourth on a squeeze bunt by Carter Perkins with runners on the corners and one out.
The Jaguars added to the advantage an inning later bringing home four runs on three hits and four free passes to make the score 5-0. A two-out, three-run homer to right field by Wells Davis highlighted the scoring in the inning.
The Ragin' Cajuns answered in the bottom half of the fifth loading the bases with two outs before Daniel Lahare was hit by a pitch to cut the lead to 5-1. In the next at bat, Bourgeois drove a single to centerfield to bring home two more runs and pull Louisiana within two runs at 5-3.
South Alabama got a run back in the top of the sixth when Travis Swaggerty sent the first pitch he saw from Dylan Moore over the fence in right center for a solo home run.
The Jags tacked on the final run of the game in the eighth inning on an RBI single through the right side of the infield by Russo.
Louisiana and South Alabama close out the series tomorrow at 1 p.m. with the rubber match. Freshman left-hander Austin Perrin will make his third start of the season for the Cajuns, while the Jags will start right-hander Chase Shell. Live video and stats are available on RaginCajuns.com.
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