McNeese Baseball Drops Series Opener to SLU, 10-2 - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

McNeese Baseball Drops Series Opener to SLU, 10-2

By McNeese Sports Information Assistant Hunter Bower:

LAKE CHARLES – Eight innings of valiant pitching from McNeese sophomore Kaleb Fontenot kept the Cowboy baseball team in contention for a crucial series opening win Friday evening but an eight run outing in the 11th inning allowed a scrappy Southeastern Louisiana team to score a 10-2 victory over the Cowboys in game one of the three-game weekend series.

 

The Cowboys (27-22, 16-9 SLC) fell into a slump in the last frame allowing 12 SLU batters to reach base before retiring their first batter on the last out of the inning.  The Lions (30-21 15-10 SLC) fired off six hits and used a McNeese fielding error to tack on eight runs for the eventual win.

 

"I thought both teams played well and executed when they needed to for 10 great innings of baseball," said head coach Justin Hill. "We pitched well for the most part early but sometimes that one inning gets away from you and you just can't recover. That is baseball sometimes."

 

Fontenot's eight innings of work were nearly flawless as he allowed just one run to score, in the eighth inning, off of six hits and fanned five batters in the process. The Ville Platte native did not give up a walk in his outing and would earn a no-decision.

 

Cole Prejean (5-4) took the loss after giving up six runs (four earned) on four hits and three walks in two-thirds of the last inning.

 

Senior outfielder Jackson Gooch led the McNeese offense batting 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored.  Right fielder James Cantu went 2-for-5 while third baseman Reed Gordy drove in a run.

 

After seven scoreless innings, the Lions broke the seal scoring a run in the top of the eighth.  The Cowboys would go on to take a 2-1 lead over Southeastern Louisiana in the bottom of the inning after Gooch used an RBI-double to score second baseman Andrew Guillotte to tie the ballgame.  Gordy put the Cowboys out in front after coming up with a clutch hit that allowed Gooch to score.

 

The Lions tied the ball game up again in the top of the last frame on a ground out from third baseman Brett Hoffman that would send both teams into extra innings.

 

The weekend series will continue Saturday as the Cowboys and the Lions meet at 3 p.m.

 

The game can be heard on Cajun Radio-1470 AM in Lake Charles and online at cajunradio.com. Tom Hoefer will provide the call for the game.  Fans can also keep up with in-game updates and other information by logging on to Twitter @McNeeseBaseball.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Viewing the eclipse around SWLA

    Viewing the eclipse around SWLA

    Monday, August 21 2017 9:41 PM EDT2017-08-22 01:41:38 GMT
    (Source: Wikipedia)(Source: Wikipedia)

    We only saw around 70-percent coverage during the eclipse, but that didn't stop residents and students from getting hyped up about it. At Sam Houston High School, Sara Blankenship's Biology class shifted gears to learn about this major event, a total solar eclipse. The first time we've seen one across the US in a while and 9th grade students like Allison Hull and Ben Martin are excited. “I think it’s really cool because 99 years ago was the last total one which is what ...

    More >>

    We only saw around 70-percent coverage during the eclipse, but that didn't stop residents and students from getting hyped up about it. At Sam Houston High School, Sara Blankenship's Biology class shifted gears to learn about this major event, a total solar eclipse. The first time we've seen one across the US in a while and 9th grade students like Allison Hull and Ben Martin are excited. “I think it’s really cool because 99 years ago was the last total one which is what ...

    More >>
  • Dequincy Elementary students watch eclipse with special telescope

    Dequincy Elementary students watch eclipse with special telescope

    Monday, August 21 2017 9:38 PM EDT2017-08-22 01:38:43 GMT

    While many people across the United States watched today's solar eclipse with special eclipse glasses, some students at Dequincy Elementary had a different option.  Smiles were on many faces of the third graders at the school, who were able to view the solar eclipse through a special Dobsonian telescope. This was all thanks to a local amateur Astronomer, Blake Gaspard.  Gaspard heard the school was interested in safe activities for the eclipse so he off...

    More >>

    While many people across the United States watched today's solar eclipse with special eclipse glasses, some students at Dequincy Elementary had a different option.  Smiles were on many faces of the third graders at the school, who were able to view the solar eclipse through a special Dobsonian telescope. This was all thanks to a local amateur Astronomer, Blake Gaspard.  Gaspard heard the school was interested in safe activities for the eclipse so he off...

    More >>
  • Police: Westlake man arrested for third time on child porn charges

    Police: Westlake man arrested for third time on child porn charges

    Monday, August 21 2017 9:35 PM EDT2017-08-22 01:35:37 GMT
    (Source: Louisiana State Police)(Source: Louisiana State Police)
    A Westlake man was arrested on child pornography charges for the third time, according to James Anderson spokesman for Louisiana State Police. Joshua J. Cupit, 35, was arrested after Troopers searched his residence is Westlake and found that Cupit had downloaded and shared videos of children being sexually abused, said Anderson.  Cupit is a registered sex offender in two other states for previous convictions related to child pornography. Troopers investigated further...More >>
    A Westlake man was arrested on child pornography charges for the third time, according to James Anderson spokesman for Louisiana State Police. Joshua J. Cupit, 35, was arrested after Troopers searched his residence is Westlake and found that Cupit had downloaded and shared videos of children being sexually abused, said Anderson.  Cupit is a registered sex offender in two other states for previous convictions related to child pornography. Troopers investigated further...More >>
Powered by Frankly