PNG grad breaks ULL record for stolen bases in a game
Published 12:07 am Saturday, April 3, 2021
LAFAYETTE, LA – Carson Roccaforte broke the school record for the most stolen bases in a single game with five and also posted his second-straight four-hit game as the Ragin’ Cajuns defeated ULM 9-5 at Warhawk Field Thursday.
Roccarforte, who is a freshman for ULL, graduated from Port Neches-Groves in 2020.
He was named an All-State member and earned his team’s high school offensive MVP twice. He was named a Super Gold Team member and played from Team Texas in the Sun Belt Classic. In 37 games as a junior, he hit .358 with two home runs, four triples and nine doubles.
Louisiana’s (15-11, 3-1 Sun Belt) pitching shined bright again. Spencer Arrighetti (5-1) proved why he’s one of the Sun Belt’s best, tossing six scoreless innings and fanning seven batters.
Louisiana opened the scoring in the second inning on a Bobby Lada sacrifice fly that scored Roccaforte.
ULM (10-12, 3-4 Sun Belt) had the Ragin’ Cajuns right where they wanted them, loading the bases with one out, but Arrighetti pitched a 3-2 fielders choice and struck out Matthew Lee to hold the Warhawks from scoring.
With two outs in the third inning, Robertson smashed a two-run two-out home run, making the game 3-0 — his fourth bomb this season.
Josh Cofield helped Louisiana score a run in the top of the fourth inning, roping a pinch-hit RBI-single to center field, which made the game 4-0. Drake Osborn later scored from third on a throw down to second base, which put the game at 5-0.
Lada picked up his second RBI of the game by scoring Roccaforte on an RBI-double, his third multi-RBI effort of the season, putting the game a 6-0.
ULM added a pair runs off Jacob Schultz in the eighth inning, while Louisiana and the Warhawks both scored three runs in the ninth inning with the Ragin’ Cajuns coming out victorious, 9-5.