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Cowboys host top-ranked Cajuns Wednesday night


For the first time in program history, McNeese will play host to a top-ranked baseball team.

The Cowboys will face No. 1 Louisiana-Lafayette in a non-conference game starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday night at Cowboy Diamond.

The Cajuns moved back up into the top spot in the Collegiate Baseball poll on Monday after sweeping a weekend series against Troy.

The Cowboys are 12-4 at home this season and are coming off a three-game sweep of Houston Baptist. McNeese (19-11) is in first place in the Southland Conference with a 9-3 mark.

The Cajuns (30-3) have won six straight and 20 of their last 21. They are ranked third in the Baseball America and USA Today polls.

The Cajuns, who play UNO Tuesday night, are set to start lefty Connor Toups against McNeese righty Michael Desabrais.

ULL leads the all-time series 88-62 and has won 13 of the last 15 meetings.

McNeese is hitting .292 as a team with 53 doubles, three triples and 13 home runs. The Cowboys' pitching staff has a 4.21 ERA.

ULL is hitting .326 as a team with 82 doubles, 19 triples and 41 home runs. The Cajuns' pitching staff has a 2.97 ERA.

NOTE: McNeese officials said they expect a large crowd for Wednesday's game and fans are encouraged to get their tickets early. ... The first 200 fans will receive a blue and gold trucker cap. ... The game is being called Biker Night. Motorcyclists are asked to ride their motorcycles to the game and fans are asked to wear biker gear. ... The Blue Iron Motorcycle Group, a family oriented club made up of law enforcement officers, will display their motorcycles on the field before the game. ... McNeese students will host a pregame student tailgate party. ... The Pike Fraternity will sell baseball bingo cards to raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy research.

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