The Jackson State (JSU) Tigers (31-23) shutdown the highly touted University of Louisiana at Lafayette (ULL) Ragin' Cajuns (53-7) 1-0 in game two of the NCAA Lafayette Regional at ULL's Moore Field on Friday.
In the top of the fourth inning, JSU third baseman Melvin Rodriguez singled up the middle scoring Desmond Russell for the game's only run.
In game one of the NCAA Lafayette Regional, Southeastern Conference member Mississippi State took care of San Diego State 5-2 to advance to the winners' bracket where the Bulldogs will face JSU at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday at ULL's Moore Field.
ULL will fall into the losers' bracket as the Ragin' Cajuns will face the San Diego State Aztecs at 1:00 p.m. at ULL's Moore Field.
Difficult couple of days for Ragin' Cajuns
It has been a difficult couple of days for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns.
First on Thursday night, the sixth seeded Ragin' Cajuns softball team were upset by the fourteenth seeded Kentucky Lady Wildcats 4-1 in the Women's College World Series.
Then, just twenty four hours later the NCAA Lafayette Regional number one seeded Ragin' Cajuns baseball squad gets upset by fourth seeded Jackson State 1-0.
ULL's softball team will have their work cut out for them on Saturday. First the Ragin' Cajuns must defeat the hometown favorite Oklahoma Sooners in an elimination game at 1:30 p.m. just to stay alive.
If ULL is successful against Oklahoma, the Ragin' Cajuns will face the number one seeded Oregon at 8:30 p.m. also on Saturday.