LAFAYETTE, LA – The Saint Peter's University baseball team suffered a 10-0 defeat by the hands of the No. 15 nationally ranked Louisiana Lafayette squad. The Peacocks record drops to 0-2 on the season.
The Peacocks had a tough outing as starting left-handed Cajun pitcher Gunner Leger retired the first 21 Peacocks, taking a no hit bid into the ninth inning with two outs left. Peacock pinch hitter, Brian Turton (Jefferson, NJ/Jefferson Township), blooped a single to centerfield to pick up the only hit of the night for the Peacocks, ending the no hit bid for the Cajuns.
Saint Peter's starting right-handed pitcher, Willie Krajnik (Lyndhurst, NJ/Saint Mary) was handed the loss after giving up five runs (three earned) on six hits in three innings.
The Peacocks surrendered 13 hits in the loss, and made three errors in the field.
Louisiana Lafayette was led in the victory by second baseman Brenn Conrad who went 3-for-5 with a double, two runs and two RBI and centerfielder Ishmael Edwards who also drove in a pair of runs on 2-for-4 batting at the plate.
The Peacocks three-game series with Louisiana Lafayette continues on Saturday March 11 at 2p.m., with game two. Game three will be on March 12 at 1p.m.