MOBILE, Ala. Cody Boutte allowed two earned runs over seven innings on five hits and two walks to lead Louisiana Lafayette to a 4-3 win over Texas State Saturday at Stanky Field to advance to the Sun Belt Championship game on Sunday. Boutte recorded a strike out as he improved to 8-0 on the year while Matt Plitt held the Bobcats scoreless over the final 1.2 innings for his fourth save.
Caleb Adams paced the offense with a solo home run on a three hit day in which he scored twice. Blake Trahan had two hits including a two-run triple giving the Cajuns a 3-0 lead after the second inning.
Matt Shortall hit a game-winning, two-run double to the wall in right center to give UT Arlington an 8-7 win over Akansas State to advance to the Sun Betl Championship game in its’ first season in the league. Shortall was 0-for-4 coming into his at bat in the eighth before delivering the winning hit.
In a balanced offensive effort, Eric Tate contributed a two-run double to tie the game in the second at 2-2. Greg McCall and Darien McLemore each scored two runs in the winning effort.
The Mavericks and Cajuns square off on Sunday with ULL’s Greg Milhorn taking on UTA’s Jess Amedee in the Title game.