Wildcats lose 9th inning lead, fall to Austin College.

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The Louisiana College Wildcats lost a tough one, 7-4, against the Austin College Kangaroos where they once again were unable to hold onto a late inning lead. 

The Wildcats had a solid 4-1 lead going into the top of the ninth, but that lead quickly faded.
 
In the top of the ninth the Kangaroos had the bases loaded with nobody out when Josh Coughennower flied out to center off of sophomore right hander Josh Lang that scored Alan Parrent.  After the run by Parrent, LC third baseman Will Currier tried to throw the ball to the catcher Kyle Feazell but the ball got away and rolled to the backstop, which allowed Travis Gibson to reach third and Austin Vaughan to reach second.
 
With two on and one out, Vaughan and Gibson scored after a Mason Leech groundball and a throwing error by Currier at third base that tied the game at four.
 
Later in the inning, with RHP Collin Wallace on the mound in relief of Lang, with one out and the bases loaded yet again, the Kangaroos took the lead after a pass ball, which allowed Leech to score.
 
Austin College then scored two more runs first by a sacrifice RBI into right field by infelder Colt Herron that scored Tyler Appelquist.  Dylan Day then came around to score from third on a Wallace wild pitch, giving the Kangaroos a 7-4 advantage which they held on to take the win.
 
The Kangaroos got on the board first with a Herron single to left field that scored Appelquist.
 
The Wildcats then tied the game in the bottom of the sixth with a Currier sacrifice fly that scored Feazell from third.
 
In the bottom of the seventh LC grabbed their first lead of the game where they scored three runs off of four hits to take a four to one advantage.  The first hit came from 2B Cary Myers who had a stellar night going 3-4 with two singles and a double.

Junior designated hitter Jake Hilliman also had a big day at the plate, going 3-4, including an RBI triple to centerfield. It was the first career triple for the Tioga High School product. 
 
Wildcats RHP Madison Lachney started the game and had a solid performance, only allowing one earned run in six innings pitched. 
 
The win went to Austin College's RHP Austin Rannier, and the loss went to RHP Josh Lang (1-1).