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Baseball: Louisiana Baseball Announces Fall Roster and Fall Schedule
LAFAYETTE – Louisiana Baseball has announced its 2019 fall roster for the upcoming fall slate, head coach Matt Deggs confirmed on Sunday afernoon. The fall roster features 46 players and 25 of which are new to the squad.
The Ragin' Cajuns will carry 25 pitchers, three catchers, 12 infielders and six outfielders into their fall season.
"We've got a lot of hunger," Deggs explained. "We work extremely hard. We've played well together and we are pretty talented. We have a long way to go, but we've got some good arms and a good mix of athleticism and power. We can defend it and have a good mix of younger guys and older guys. So, we've got a lot options and the tough part is you can only have 'x' amount on the roster."
The roster is comprised of players from Australia, Canada, Puerto Rico, Michigan, Iowa, Colorado and Wisconsin. The majority of the team calls Louisiana home, with 21 of the 46 players hailing from the Pelican State
The player whose hometown is the furthest away from the University is Luke Cronan. The Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, native's home is roughly 8,550 miles away from Lafayette.
"We really want to work our pack system," Deggs exclaimed. "We want to get our offense put in, establish roles on the bump and find out where all of the different puzzle pieces fit."
Louisiana returns three position players who started in 20 or more games last season. Those three are Hayden Cantrelle, Brennan Breaux and Tremaine Spears.
The Ragin' Cajuns also return most of their arms from a year ago. Jacob Schultz and Austin Perrin both threw 65? innings last season and will look to hold down roles in the rotation. Out of the 530.2 total innings pitched last year, Louisiana returns 383.2 innings pitched this fall.
The team will begin their fall schedule with an intersquad scrimmage on Sept. 30 at 3 p.m.
To view the full fall roster click, here.
Baseball: Louisiana Announces 2019 Fall Scrimmages
LAFAYETTE –The Louisiana baseball team has announced its 2019 fall schedule, which features multiple intersquad scrimmages in addition to games against Mississippi State and Tulane.
The Ragin' Cajuns will begin fall practice with its first scrimmage on Monday, Sept. 30, and play two more intersquad contests before battling Mississippi State on Saturday, Oct. 5, in Starkville, Miss.
Following the game at Mississippi State, Louisiana will hold 19 more scrimmages before ending their fall slate against Tulane on Sunday, Nov. 3, at M.L "Tigue" Moore Field at Russo Park.
All scrimmages and the game against Tulane are free and open to the public. All home events will begin at 3 p.m., but are subject to change.
2019 Fall Schedule
Scrimmages will begin at 3 p.m., (times subject to change.)
Monday, Sept. 30 - Scrimmage
Tuesday, Oct. 1 - Scrimmage
Wednesday, Oct. 2 - Scrimmage
Saturday, Oct. 5 – at Mississippi State
Tuesday, Oct. 8 - Scrimmage
Wednesday, Oct. 9 - Scrimmage
Thursday, Oct. 10 – Scrimmage
Friday, Oct. 11 - Scrimmage
Saturday, Oct. 12 - Scrimmage
Monday, Oct. 14 - Scrimmage
Tuesday, Oct. 15 - Scrimmage
Wednesday, Oct. 16 - Scrimmage
Thursday, Oct. 17 - Scrimmage
Friday, Oct. 18 - Scrimmage
Monday Oct. 21 - Scrimmage
Tuesday, Oct. 22 - Scrimmage
Wednesday, Oct. 23 - Scrimmage
Thursday, Oct. 24 - Scrimmage
Friday, Oct. 25 - Scrimmage
Monday, Oct. 28 - Scrimmage
Tuesday Oct. 29 - Scrimmage
Wednesday, Oct. 30 - Scrimmage
Thursday, Oct. 31 - Scrimmage
Sunday, Nov. 3 – vs. Tulane
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