Generals Fall to Cane Cutters, 12-8
The Generals had their four-game win streak snapped Friday night, falling to the Acadiana Cane Cutters, 13-9, in a slugfest in Lafayette. After jumping out to a 6-0 lead in the first two innings, Generals starter Kasey Kalich gave up an 8-spot in the bottom of the 2nd that put his team in a hole they couldn’t quite climb out of.
Kyle Boudreaux had the big hit for the Generals in a four-run first inning, a double off Cane Cutters starter Matthew Beck that cleared the bases. Chase Evans and red-hot Michael Williams added RBI hits in the 2nd to put the Generals up big early.
Things unraveled quickly in the bottom half of the 2nd, however, as the Cane Cutters had four hits and capitalized on control issues from Kalich to score 8 times in the frame. They added another in the 3rd, and scored three more in the 4th to take a commanding 12-6 lead.
The Generals tried to claw their way back, scoring twice in the 6th and again in the 9th, but their rallies fell short in the series opener. They’ll look to bounce back Saturday as the two-game set concludes in Louisiana.
The Generals will return home after the series for a pair of games at Riverside against the Twins on Sunday and Monday.