Leger named Sun Belt Conference Pitcher Of The Week

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NEW ORLEANS, La. – Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns baseball junior left-hander Gunner Leger was named the Sun Belt Conference Pitcher of the Week after helping guide the Cajuns to a series win over Southern Miss this past weekend, the league office announced on Tuesday.

“I’m glad for Gunner to be recognized for his hard work and effort,” head coach Tony Robichaux said. “We know anytime we send him out on the mound he’s going to give us a chance to win. He really set a good tone for us over the weekend as we were able to pick up a series win over a good Southern Miss team.”

Leger posted his second straight quality start limiting Southern Miss to one run on four hits in six innings of work to improve to 2-1 on the season. The left-hander didn’t allow a free pass while striking out a season-best eight strikeouts.

The Lake Charles, La., native did not allow a hit to the No. 1-4 hitters in the Southern Miss lineup as they went a combined 0-10 with a sac bunt and a hit batter. Leger also kept the Golden Eagles from posting an extra base hit in the outing.

Louisiana’s Tuesday night contest at Tulane was cancelled due to weather in the New Orleans area. No make-up date has been announced yet.

The Ragin’ Cajuns return to action on Friday at 6 p.m. at M.L. “Tigue” Moore Field at Russo Park as they host Saint Peter’s in a three-game non-conference series.

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Jeff Schneider

Sports Information Assistant, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

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