YOUNGSVILLE, La. — The Acadiana Cane Cutters, who finished last in the first half of the Texas Collegiate League season, opened the second half with a two-game sweep of the league-leading Brazos Valley Bombers.
The Cane Cutters (8-19, 2-0) scored three runs in the ninth for a 4-3 walk-off victory Monday night. Acadiana tied and won the game on back-to-back hit batters after four straight singles tied the game at 3.
The Bombers (21-7, 2-2) broke a 1-1 tie with a two-run single by Bryant Shellenbarger in the eighth, scoring Jacob Padilla, who had singled and Ridge Rogers, who had walked. Acadiana’s Ryan Carr had an RBI single in the first and the Bombers answered with singles in the third by Tyler Smith, Rogers and Ty Coleman.
Bombers’ starting pitcher Dontae Woodard struck out six in six innings, allowing one hit. Joe Buckendorff pitched two scoreless innings.
The two squads will play another two-game series at Travis Field at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.
Acadiana grabbed a 7-0 victory Sunday as Trace Henry had five of his team’s 12 hits. Drew Boydm Bryson Broussard and Matthew Delcambre combined for the shutout. The Bombers’ Cannon Davis pitched 5 1/3 innings, striking out three. He gave up eight hits and all the runs.