Jul 1, 2014 11:44 PM by Cane Cutters Media Relations
The Acadiana Cane Cutters were unable to come out on top of a pair of brilliant pitching performances and fell 2-0 to the Victoria Generals. The Cane Cutters could not figure out the Generals' starter Ty Schlottmann, as he dealt 8 innings on the mound without surrendering a run. Acadiana only managed to scatter 4 hits off of the left-hander out of Texas A&M. Jeff Chesnut would come in for the Generals to pitch a scoreless 9th inning and pick up the save.
The Cane Cutters did have a fantastic pitching performance of their own, however, as starter Nick Zaunbrecher (University of Louisiana-Lafayette) only gave up 2 runs in 5 innings pitched, allowing 5 hits. Scott Szush (Southeastern Louisiana), Evan Hebert (University of Arizona), and Hayden Guidry (University of Louisiana-Lafayette) combined for four scoreless innings out of the bullpen.
Both Victoria runs were scored in the 6th inning when Alvaro Rondon and Brian Portelli had back-to-back RBI base hits.
Acadiana would threaten to rally in the bottom of the 9th inning when Connor Barron (Southern Mississippi) lead off with a double to left field, but the Cane Cutters would not cross home plate.
With the loss, the Cane Cutters drop to a record of 14-12 on the season.
Acadiana will host the Victoria Generals again on Wednesday. Join us for Science Night and celebrate Independence Day early! The Lafayette Science Museum will be bringing a telescope for stargazing, and Big Boys Toys will be giving away a free Quadcopter. There will be S'mores, water balloon toss, pie eating contest, $2 hot dogs, patriotic fan contest, and much more fun! Additionally, the City of Lafayette Aquatics Program will be recognized in a pregame ceremony. The fun continues, as kids will have the opportunity to run the bases at Fabacher Field after the game. The Cane Cutters will be hosting a Youth Summer Baseball Camp for ages 6-14 on July 10th (9 AM - 12 PM) and 11th (9 AM - 12:45 PM). Lunch and a slipping slide will be provided on the 11th, and kids will get a free ticket to the next Cane Cutter home game. The cost per camper is $75, and the registration form can be found at www.canecuttersbaseball.com/Community. Call (337) 451-6582 or log on to www.canecuttersbaseball.com for ticket information. Also Like us on Facebook at Acadiana Cane Cutters Baseball and Follow us on Twitter @CanecuttersBB.