LAFAYETTE, La. – Jackson State was unable to recover after giving up five runs in the second inning in a season ending 11-1 loss to No. 1 ranked Louisiana-Lafayette on Sunday at M.L. "Tigue" Moore Field.
With the game tied at one, JSU (32-25) surrendered a grand slam in the second inning to spark 10 unanswered runs by ULL (55-8). Christopher Wingard (2-2) was handed the loss giving up three runs on a hit and four walks in 1.1 innings.
The Tigers tied the game in the bottom half of the first with its only run of the contest. Gary Thomas scored on a throwing error by the catcher. Thomas led off the inning with a double to left and then moved to third on sac bunt by Desmond Russell.
Thomas and Charles Tillery recorded the only multiple hits for JSU with two apiece. Stephen Curtis and Aneko Knowles each posted a double as the Tigers finoshed with eight hits leaving 10 stranded.
For the Ragin Caguns, Jace Conrad had six RBI going 3-for-5 at the plate with a double, home run and a run scored. Ryan Leonards scored four runs and Dylan Butler was 2-for-4 and scored two runs.
Matt Hicks (8-1) landed the win throwing five scoreless innings scattering four hits with four strikeouts. ULL tacked on two more runs in the top of the third on an RBI double to right and a sac fly to make the score 8-1, before adding three insurance runs in the seventh for the final tally.