Cajuns In Miami To Take On FIU
Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajun baseball returns to the diamond on Friday evening, when coach Tony Robichaux’s squad travels to Miami, Florida, to take on the FIU Panthers, in the opening game of a three-game, weekend, Sun Belt Conference series.
Louisiana, who has won three-consecutive series, comes into the series at 29-13, overall, and 10-8 in Sun Belt Conference play, while FIU currently stands at 22-17, overall, and 10-8 in league play.
Both teams are tied for fifth place in the Sun Belt Conference standings, but both are only one game behind a trio of teams who are tied for second place, and only two games behind the first-place South Alabama Jaguars.
FIU leads the all-time series, 26-24, and has won the past five season series, winning 2-of-3 each time. The last series win for the Cajuns came back in 2007 in Miami.
The probable pitching match-ups for the three-game series are below:
FRIDAY: UL—RHP Austin Robichaux (6-2, 2.45 ERA.) vs. FIU—LHP Tyler Alexander (3-5, 4.33 ERA.)
SATURDAY: UL—LHP Ryan Wilson (3-2, 3.27 ERA.) vs. FIU—RHP Mike Franco (5-1, 4.32 ERA.)
SUNDAY: UL—LHP Cody Boutte (6-2, 5.09 ERA.) vs. FIU—RHP Alex Seibold (2-2, 4.31 ERA.)
Game times are 5 o’clock on Friday, 3 pm on Saturday afternoon, and 9 o’clock on Sunday morning.
You can hear Friday night’s game on Sports Radio ESPN 1420, and espn1420.com, as well as News Talk, 96.5, KPEL-FM, and kpel965.com, while the games on Saturday on Sunday will air on News Talk, 96.5, KPEL-FM, and kpel965.com, only, beginning with the pre-game show, 15 prior to first-pitch, each day.