YOUNGSVILLE, La. – Acadiana took advantage of the circumstances Friday night to embarrass the Texarkana Twins, 18-0.
It was an important win for the Cane Cutters (13-14), who can finish the summer over .500 by winning their final two games against Texarkana. The Twins have now lost 13 games in a row, and also lost more players Friday. There were five new players in the Twins’ lineup against Acadiana.
The Cane Cutters scored all the runs they would need with two in the first inning. Texarkana managed four hits against three Acadiana pitchers, but struck out a Texas Collegiate League high 20 times.
Meanwhile, Acadiana banged out 19 hits against four Texarkana pitchers, who were making their summer debut. The Twins committed a season-high eight errors.
Acadiana finishing season strong
Nichols State freshman Caleb Hill and Louisiana-Monroe’s Trace Henry led the Cane Cutters with four hits each. Hill scored three runs and drove in four more. Henry scored three runs and plated two more. Louisiana Tech’s Cole McConnell had three hits, scored three runs and drove in three.
Jose Vargas, Cade Turnage, Gabriel Irwin and newcomer Thomas Stevens had the Twins’ hits. Joel Baker was the losing pitcher. Newcomer Caleb Moseley of Omaha, Texas, was the only Texarkana pitcher to hold the Cane Cutters scoreless.
The Amarillo Sod Squad leads the North Division at 18-10 after beating Tulsa Friday night, 2-1. Frisco, Tulsa and the Amarillo Sod Dogs are still in the playoff hunt with two games left. Round Rock leads the South with a 16-11 record. Round Rock’s game with San Antonio was postponed. Brazos Valley stayed within a half game of first place by routing Victoria, 12-4.