Cane Cutters Split Doubleheader with Visiting Pump Jacks

By: John Dorsa


 The Acadiana Cane Cutters hosted the East Texas Pump Jacks to Fabacher Field for a mid-June doubleheader.


The Acadiana Cane Cutters hosted the East Texas Pump Jacks for a twin-bill on Friday night after returning home from a very successful road trip. Scores of fans made it out to Fabacher Field for Aspen Clinic Night at the Ballpark, where they were treated to t-shirt giveaways, prize packs, and gift certificates, courtesy of the Aspen Clinic. The Cutters ended up splitting the night, and the series with the Pump Jacks, one game apiece.

Game one of the one-night series was largely a defensive showdown. University of Louisiana Lafayette hurler Nick Zaunbrecher matched wits with East Texas starter Nick Rossetta nearly all game long. Rossetta would end up getting some clutch hitting behind him and was able to toss all seven in a narrow 2-0 Pump Jacks’ victory. The Cutters struggled to dig in at the dish, but right fielder Jace Statum and designated hitter Chance Vincent were able to turn in good nights at the plate, each going 2-for-3 in the opening act.

The Cane Cutters got off to a quick start in the second game of the set capturing an early 1-0 lead in the first inning.  Cane Cutters’ shortstop Logan Taylor drove in that first run of the game by virtue of a genius bunt that saw the entire Jacks’ infield caught guessing.  Justin Sinibaldi got the nod for Acadiana on the bump and all he would need would be that one run. Sinibaldi finished as the owner of a terrific game, throwing five strong and striking out four Pump Jacks’ hitters. 

The Cane Cutters were able to extend the lead in the 3rd inning, scoring 4 runs in the frame. Mike Parker would cash in on a bases-loaded situation with an RBI sacrifice fly.  Centerfielder Connor Barron would shortly break through with a bases-clearing triple that scored two more.  Kyle Cedotal stroked an RBI single to finish off the scoring as the Cane Cutters cruised to a larger lead early.

The runs didn’t stop there as the Acadiana bats extended the lead after scoring one run in the 4th on an RBI double by Texas A&M shortstop Logan Taylor.  The team scored another run in the 5th, when Connor Barron crossed on an errant Jacks’ pitch. Mike Parker would later hit a 2-run RBI double and red-hot Connor Barron would drive in yet another. The Cutters would emerge a convincing winner in game two of the double-dip, 10-0.

Your Acadiana Cane Cutters will now hit the road for a six game trip that will include stops in Brazos Valley, McKinney, and East Texas. Acadiana will return home on Saturday, June 22nd, for the Knight Oil Tools’ Eddy the Cane Cutter bobblehead giveaway. The first 400 through the gates will receive our first-ever collectable Eddy the Cane Cutter bobblehead!

Also, be on the lookout on our Cane Cutters’ social media for ways to win a Paul’s Jewelry Diamond Dash Platinum Ticket. A Platinum Ticket is an invitation to participate our Paul’s Jewelry Diamond Dash on Friday June 28, where a lucky fan will walk away with a 14-carat gold, 75-point, $2,300 diamond necklace. Keep up with all news and notes by Liking Acadiana Cane Cutters Baseball on Facebook, and by Following us on Twitter @CaneCuttersBB.


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