March 2, 2004
Louisiana's Ragin' Cajuns pounded 21 hits en route to a 19-6 victory over Siena on Tuesday night at Moore Field. All nine Cajuns starters earned at least one hit and all but one scored a run.
Thad Montgomery earned the win, leaving after a scheduled three innings leading 12-2. Joshua Burnett took the loss, allowing seven earned runs, lasting only into the second inning.
UL Lafayette improves to 6-2, while the Saints fall to 3-4.
The Cajuns touched up Burnett for five runs in the bottom of the first.
Justin Merendino started the Cajuns first with a double down the right field line. He advanced to third on a wild pitch. Dallas Morris followed with another opposite field double, scoring Merendino, for a 1-0 Cajuns lead.
Phillip Hawke added the Cajuns third double of the inning with a blast to left center. Morris scored and the Cajuns led 2-0.
Justin Bourque walked, and then moved to second on a passed ball. Hawke and Bourque both scored on a single down the right field line by Leonard Guerrero.
Adam Massiatte completed the five-spot with a blistering triple to right center, scoring Guerrero.
Merendino led off the second with a bloop single to left. He scored on a triple to the left-centerfield wall by Morris.
Josh Landry plated Morris with sacrifice fly to center. An error on Saints outfielder Greg Batista allowed Landry to advance to second. Landry came around to score on a Bourque groundout to second base, giving the Cajuns an 8-0 lead after two innings.
Montgomery allowed two runs in the top of the third on a pair of walks, two wild pitches and a balk. Both Saints runs came with two out.
The Cajuns got four more in the third. Hawke's three-run homerun followed a
sac fly by Merendino that scored Massiatte. Hawke drilled an 0-2 pitch over
the right-centerfield wall plating Landry and Morris.
UL Lafayette added three more in the fifth to extend its lead to 15-3.
Rhett Buras blasted an 0-2 pitch deep over the left field wall for a three-run dinger in the eighth. The Cajuns led at that point 19-3.
Siena tacked on three runs in the ninth.