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Local stars expected to shine for Cane Cutters

04/09/2020 10:15 AM -

Lafayette, La. – Cane Cutter fans will have the opportunity to watch two stars in the making this summer as local college players Peyton Lejuene and Ethan Lege are set to make their debut for the Cane Cutters during the 2020 season, the team announced today.

Peyton Lejuene, a Teurlings Catholic high school graduate from Church Point, LA., will look to be a prominent figure in the Cane Cutters infield this season. Lejuene, a freshman from LSU Eunice, saw action right away in the starting lineup for LSUE as his discipline at the plate and strong defense caught his coaching staff’s eye right away. Lejuene was a powerhouse at the plate batting .326 in 14 games while driving in 19 runs. He had 5 multi RBI games and posted a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage making starts on the left side of the infield. Lejuene was the 9th ranked middle infielder coming out of the state of Louisiana in 2019. Cane Cutter fans can look forward to his stout defense and clutch hitting this season at Fabacher Field.

Ethan Lege, from Abbeville, La. and a graduate of Vermilion Catholic high school, will also see time in the Cane Cutters infield this season. Lege, a freshman from Nicholls State (Thibodaux, La.), was just beginning to heat up at the plate before their season was cut short. Appearing in 6 games for the Colonels, Lege posted a .385 batting average in 13 plate appearances with 2 RBI’s. Lege was the 17th ranked short stop coming out of the the state of Louisiana in 2019. Cane Cutter fans can look forward to his nifty work on the left side of the infield as well as his eye at the plate this season at Fabacher Field.

Cane Cutters general manager/field manager Ricky VanAsselberg said about the signings, “I’m excited to have two true freshmen from the Acadiana area on the club this season. Both players are very talented, and I’m looking forward to seeing what they can do with the Cane Cutters this summer.”

The Acadiana Cane Cutters open the 2020 season at home on Thursday, May 28 against the Baton Rouge Rougarou at Fabacher Field.  All home games will be broadcast live on ESPN 1420 AM.  For information on tickets, promotions, advertising, and other opportunities with the Cane Cutters, check out the team’s Web site at www.canecuttersbaseball.com, or call the Cane Cutters office at (337) 451-6582.