Fans fuel the Ragin Cajuns in the NCAA Tournament

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LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – Monday, fans gathered at The Tigue to cheer on the Ragin’ Cajun baseball team as they took on Arizona for the regional round of the NCAA Tournament.

The tournament started Friday and the Ragin’ Cajuns have continued to fill seats with fans eager to see them succeed.

“Go Cajuns, we love you boys,” said Dale Hazelwood.

“Let’s go Cajuns,” shouted Josh Richard

With the tournament being held at the Tigue, super fan Josh Richard said, “home field advantage is a big thing and if you don’t chant and if you’re not involved in the game then you don’t have that advantage.”

UL graduate Dylan Butler was an outfielder for the Ragin’ Cajuns last year.

Butler reminisces on the days he when he was on the field and said, “[The fans] are our energy, they keep us going, they’re in the game every pitch just like we are in the dugout. They’re there, they’re baseball fans, they know the game and they’re on our team.”

This is only the third time the Tigue has hosted the NCAA regionals and fans are making sure they don’t miss it.

“We got here Thursday morning and haven’t left,” said Shelia Turnhee

The Cajuns lost their first game 6-3 against Arizona but are looking to make a comeback Monday night at the second game that starts at 7.

Monday will be the last time baseball will be played in the old Tigue Moore Stadium as the university plans to build a new one for next season.

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