07/19/2020 10:23 PM -
Lafayette, La. – The Acadiana Cane Cutters took a 5-1 win over the Brazos Valley Bombers Sunday Night at Fabacher Field.
Will Veillon (BRCC) was named Powerade Player of the Game after hitting 3-for-4 with an RBI, a double and a stolen base. Birthday boy Trace Henry (UL-Monroe) went 2-for-4 with a run and a double and Mitchell Sanford (LSU) blasted the summer’s first home run at Fabacher to plate the Cutters last two runs.
The Bombers got on the board first with a home run from Taylor Smith (Texas A&M) but that would be their only run of the night. The Cane Cutters responded with three runs in the bottom of the sixth. Henry kicked the inning off with a ground rule double and then advanced to third on a single by Peyton Lejeune (LSUE). Zavier Moore (Southern) drove him in with a single. Cole McConnell (LA Tech) hit a sacrifice groundout to advance the runners and Lejeune came in to score on a wild pitch. Veillon drove in Moore with a line drive single.
In the bottom of the seventh, Ethan Lege (Delgado Community College) reached first on an error but was put out on a fielder’s choice throw to second, allowing Jacob Burke (Southeastern) to reach first. Sandford then mashed one over right field for a two-run homer.
Brandon Mitchell started on the mound for the Cane Cutters, throwing four innings with five hits, one run (earned) and a walk. Nik Millsap got the win, taking over for three innings with no runs, no hits and four strikeouts. Ma’Khail Hilliard (LSU) pitched a scoreless eighth with a walk and a strikeout and Matt Adams (Southern Miss) closed the night out with a scoreless, hitless ninth.
The Cutters also had three double plays and Veillon made a highlight reel catch in left field.
Acadiana will have tomorrow off before heading to Texarkana for a three-game cross-divisional series. They return to Fabacher Field on Friday, July 24 to host the Round Rock HairyMen for three games. Friday will be French “Fry”day where fries will be only $2 all night.
All home games begin at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast live on ESPN 1420 AM. All Texas Collegiate League games this summer can be streamed on TCL-TV at https://tcl-tv.vewbie.com/. For more information on tickets, promotions, advertising and other opportunities with the Cane Cutters, check out the team’s website at canecuttersbaseball.com , or call the Cane Cutters front office at (337) 451-6582.