Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns baseball

The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns baseball team is the college baseball team of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The Ragin' Cajuns baseball team competes in NCAA Division I in the Sun Belt Conference. They play their home games on campus at M. L. Tigue Moore Field at Russo Park and were coached by head coach Tony Robichaux, until his death on July 3, 2019. Matt Deggs was named the new head coach on July 17, 2019 and 2020 will mark his first season.[2]

Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns
2022 Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns baseball team
Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns wordmark.svg
Founded1903 (1903)
UniversityUniversity of Louisiana at Lafayette
Head coachMatt Deggs (3rd season)
ConferenceSun Belt
West Division
LocationLafayette, Louisiana
Home stadiumM. L. Tigue Moore Field at Russo Park
(Capacity: 6,033)
NicknameRagin' Cajuns
ColorsVermilion and white[1]
   
College World Series appearances
2000
NCAA regional champions
1999, 2000, 2014, 2015
NCAA Tournament appearances
1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2022
Conference tournament champions
American South: 1988, 1990, 1991
Sun Belt: 1998, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2022
Regular season conference champions
Gulf States: 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953
Southland: 1972, 1973
American South: 1989, 1990, 1991
Sun Belt: 1997, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2014, 2016

HistoryEdit

Conference membership historyEdit

StadiumEdit

Head coachesEdit

 
Louisiana playing at UT Arlington in 2019
Coach Seasons Years W L T Pct
C.J. McNaspy 2 1909–1910
J.G. Lee 5 1912–16 23 19 0 .548
T.R. Mobley 6 1922–27 32 29 2 .524
Cliff Johnson 6 1939–41, 1945–47 27 30 2 .475
Johnny Cain 3 1942–1944
Ray Didier 9 1948–56 137 78 0 .637
Pete Wilson 2 1960–61 23 36 0 .390
Sonny Roy 6 1962–67 88 86 1 .506
Eddie Mouton 1 1968 12 23 0 .343
Bob Banna 3 1969–71 59 47 0 .557
Don Lockwood 9 1972–80 207 197 2 .512
Mel Didier 2 1981–82 73 48 1 .602
Brad Kelley 2 1983–84 68 39 0 .636
Gene Shell 3 1985–87 77 59 0 .566
Emrick Jagneaux 1 1987 8 10 0 .444
Mike Boulanger 7 1988–94 291 141 0 .674
Tony Robichaux 22 1995–2019 817 513 1 .614
Matt Deggs 3 2020–present 77 55 0 .583

NCAA Regional appearancesEdit

NCAA Regional Results
1989 Midwest Regional at Stillwater, OK

Lost to Wichita State, 2-6
Lost to McNeese State, 6-11

1990 South I Regional at Baton Rouge, LA

Lost to LSU, 0-8
Lost to Southern Miss, 10-14

1991 South Regional at Baton Rouge, LA

Lost to Texas A&M, 4-16
Defeated Northwestern State, 11-7
Defeated South Alabama, 6-3
Defeated Texas A&M, 13-10
Lost to LSU, 5-8

1992 Central Regional at Austin, TX

Lost to Long Beach State, 6-7
Lost to VCU, 5-12

1997 Mideast Regional at Starkville, MS

Lost to Washington, 4-5
Lost to Georgia Tech, 0-8

1998 South II Regional at Baton Rouge, LA

Lost to Tulane, 5-11
Lost to LSU, 6-15

1999 Houston, TX Regional

Defeated Texas, 13-6
Defeated Houston, 5-3
Defeated Houston, 19-8

2000 Lafayette, LA Regional

Defeated McNeese State, 11-5
Defeated East Carolina, 5-3
Defeated East Carolina, 8-5

Louisiana-Lafayette receives #1 seed and hosts regional for first time

2002 Baton Rouge, LA Regional

Defeated Tulane, 6-3
Defeated LSU, 5-0
Lost to LSU, 12-2
Lost to LSU, 12-2

2005 New Orleans, LA Regional

Lost to Alabama, 5-7
Defeated Southern, 9-1
Lost to Alabama, 3-4

2007 College Station, TX Regional

Defeated Ohio State, 5-4
Defeated Texas A&M, 5-4
Lost to Texas A&M, 1-4
Lost to Texas A&M, 2-5

2010 Austin, TX Regional

Defeated Rice, 1-0
Lost to Texas, 2-4
Lost to Rice, 1-9

2013 Baton Rouge, LA Regional

Lost to Sam Houston State, 2-4
Defeated Jackson State, 15-1
Defeated Sam Houston State, 7-5
Lost to LSU, 1-5

2014 Lafayette, LA Regional

Lost to Jackson State, 0-1
Defeated San Diego State, 9-2
Defeated Jackson State, 11-1
Defeated Mississippi State, 14-8
Defeated Mississippi State, 5-3

2015 Houston, TX Regional

Defeated Rice, 7-6
Defeated Houston, 2-1
Defeated Rice, 5-2

2016 Lafayette, LA Regional

Defeated Princeton, 5-3
Defeated Arizona, 10-3
Lost to Arizona, 3-6
Lost to Arizona, 1-3

2022 College Station, TX Regional

Defeated TCU, 7-6
Lost to Texas A&M, 6–9
Lost to TCU, 1–6

NCAA Super Regional appearancesEdit

NCAA Super Regional Results
1999 Houston, TX Super Regional

Defeated Rice, 12-8
Lost to Rice, 1-10
Lost to Rice, 3-8

2000 Columbia, SC Super Regional

Lost to South Carolina, 3-6
Defeated South Carolina, 7-1
Defeated South Carolina, 3-2

2014 Lafayette, LA Super Regional

Defeated Ole Miss, 9-5
Lost to Ole Miss, 2-5
Lost to Ole Miss, 4-10
Louisiana hosted a Super Regional for the first time

2015 Baton Rouge, LA Super Regional

Lost to LSU, 3-4
Lost to LSU, 3-6

NCAA College World Series appearancesEdit

NCAA College World Series Results
2000 College World Series at Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium, Omaha, NE

Lost to No. 8 Stanford, 4-6
Defeated San Jose State, 6-3
Defeated No. 4 Clemson, 5-4
Lost to No. 8 Stanford, 9-19

Year-by-year resultsEdit

Statistics overview
Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Southwestern Louisiana Bulldogs (Southland Conference) (1972–1973)
1972 Don Lockwood 33–8 15–3 1st
1973 Don Lockwood 14–19 8–4 1st
Southwestern Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (Southland Conference) (1974–1982)
1974 Don Lockwood 22–28 5–10 5th
1975 Don Lockwood 22–22 9–6 3rd
1976 Don Lockwood 22–24 6–9 5th
1977 Don Lockwood 24–20 7–8 3rd
1978 Don Lockwood 37–15 13–7 3rd
1979 Don Lockwood 14–32 8–12 4th
1980 Don Lockwood 19–29–2 1–13 3rd (South)
1981 Mel Didier 40–23 11–5 2nd (South)
1982 Mel Didier 33–25–1 13–3 1st (South)
Southland: 280–245–3 96–80
Southwestern Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (Independent) (1983–1987)
1983 Brad Kelley 29–31
1984 Brad Kelley 39–18
1985 Gene Shell 35–23
1986 Gene Shell 33–26
1987 Gene Shell
Emrick Jagneaux
17–29
Independent: 153–127
Southwestern Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (American South Conference) (1988–1991)
1988 Mike Boulanger 41–23 6–8 NCAA Regionals
1989 Mike Boulanger 49–13 11–4 1st
1990 Mike Boulanger 47–18 11–4 1st NCAA Regionals
1991 Mike Boulanger 49–20 14–4 1st NCAA Regionals
American South: 186–74 42–20
Southwestern Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (Sun Belt Conference) (1992–1999)
1992 Mike Boulanger 38–23 14–6 1st (West) NCAA Regionals
1993 Mike Boulanger 25–29 10–9 3rd (West)
1994 Mike Boulanger 42–15 16–8 1st (West)
1995 Tony Robichaux 21–24 12–15 6th
1996 Tony Robichaux 25–33 15–12 3rd
1997 Tony Robichaux 43–18 22–5 1st NCAA Regionals
1998 Tony Robichaux 39–22 18–7 2nd NCAA Regionals
1999 Tony Robichaux 42–24 24–9 2nd NCAA Super Regionals
Louisiana–Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (Sun Belt Conference) (2000–2017)
2000 Tony Robichaux 49–20 20–10 2nd NCAA CWS
2001 Tony Robichaux 28–28 12–15 7th
2002 Tony Robichaux 39–23 17–7 2nd NCAA Regionals
2003 Tony Robichaux 30–30 15–9 3rd
2004 Tony Robichaux 34–23 11–11 4th
2005 Tony Robichaux 48–19 16–8 1st NCAA Regionals
2006 Tony Robichaux 39–20 19–5 2nd
2007 Tony Robichaux 45–17 23–7 1st NCAA Regionals
2008 Tony Robichaux 30–29 16–14 5th
2009 Tony Robichaux 27–30–1 14–15 5th
2010 Tony Robichaux 38–22 21–9 1st NCAA Regionals
2011 Tony Robichaux 31–27 18–12 3rd
2012 Tony Robichaux 23–20 11–19 10th
2013 Tony Robichaux 43–20 19–11 3rd NCAA Regionals
2014 Tony Robichaux 58–10 26–4 1st NCAA Super Regionals
2015 Tony Robichaux 42–12 20–3 1st NCAA Super Regionals
2016 Tony Robichaux 42–23 18–11 1st NCAA Regionals
2017 Tony Robichaux 35–21–1 19–10–1 2nd (West)
Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (Sun Belt Conference) (2018–present)
2018 Tony Robichaux 34–25 18–12 1st (West)
2019 Tony Robichaux 28–31 15–15 4th (West) NCAA Regionals
2020 Matt Deggs 8–9 0–0 No conference season Season canceled due to
the COVID-19 pandemic
2021 Matt Deggs 32–23 13–11 1st (West)
2022 Matt Deggs 37–23 19–11 4th NCAA Regionals
Sun Belt: 1,096–702–2 512–306–1
Total: 1,715–1,148–5

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

Record versus opponentEdit

Opponent Won Lost Tied Pct. Last Played
Abilene Christian 6 0 0 1.000 1973
Air Force 1 0 0 1.000 1980
Alabama 4 5 0 .444 2015
Alcorn State 5 0 0 1.000 2012
Arizona 1 2 0 .333 2016
Arizona State 0 3 0 .000 2007
Arkansas 4 2 0 .667 2022
Army 3 0 0 1.000 2008
Baylor 0 1 0 .000 2003
Bethune–Cookman 1 0 0 1.000 1996
BYU 0 1 0 .000 1984
California 0 1 0 .000 2011
Canisius 2 1 0 .667 1980
Central Michigan 3 1 0 .750 2013
Chicago State 2 0 0 1.000 1990
Clemson 2 1 0 .667 2000
Cleveland State 2 0 0 1.000 1983
Creighton 2 0 1.000 1992
Dallas Baptist 5 0 0 1.000 2000
Dartmouth 4 0 0 1.000 1991
East Carolina 2 3 0 .400 2009
Eastern Illinois 3 2 0 .600 2014
Evansville 0 1 0 .000 2006
Florida Atlantic 10 11 0 .476 2013
FIU 27 27 0 .500 2013
Florida 0 6 0 .000 1997
Florida State 0 6 0 .000 1998
Fresno State 1 5 0 .167 1991
Furman 2 1 0 .667 2004
George Washington 3 0 0 1.000 1992
Georgia Tech 0 1 0 .000 1997
Gonzaga 0 1 0 .000 2012
Grambling State 11 4 0 .733 1998
Harvard 3 0 1.000 2005
Hawai'i 0 1 0 .000 2005
Hofstra 1 0 0 1.000 2017
Houston 16 40 0 .286 2022
Houston Baptist 12 1 0 .923 2021
Illinois 6 2 0 .750 2007
UIC 5 2 0 .714 2003
Indiana 0 1 0 .000 2022
Indiana State 2 1 0 .667 1997
Iowa 2 1 0 .667 2006
Iowa State 2 0 0 1.000 1999
Jackson State 7 1 0 .875 2005
Jacksonville 9 5 0 .643 1998
Kansas 1 0 0 1.000 2012
Kansas State 1 0 0 1.000 1986
Kentucky 0 1 0 .000 2018
Kent State 2 0 0 1.000 1994
Lamar 56 71 1 .441 2008
Le Moyne 4 2 0 .667 2010
Little Rock 63 25 0 .716 2022
Long Beach State 1 1 0 .500 1992
LSU 27 56 0 .325 2022
Louisiana Tech 83 71 0 .539 2022
Louisville 1 1 0 .500 1979
Loyola Marymount 1 2 0 .333 2019
Maine 5 3 0 .625 1995
Marist 1 0 0 1.000 2005
Maryland 2 1 0 .667 2019
McNeese State 98 67 0 .594 2022
Memphis 1 4 0 .200 1985
Miami (OH) 3 2 0 .600 2010
Michigan 1 0 0 1.000 2004
Michigan State 1 0 0 1.000 2020
Middle Tennessee State 34 30 0 .531 2013
Minnesota 3 1 0 .750 2006
Mississippi 3 3 0 .500 2014
Mississippi State 2 2 0 .500 2021
Mississippi Valley State 9 0 0 1.000 1991
Missouri 2 0 0 1.000 1994
Missouri State 2 0 0 1.000 1997
Murray State 0 1 0 .000 2017
Nebraska 3 6 1 .350 2009
New Mexico State 15 5 0 .750 2005
New Orleans 83 69 0 .546 2019
New York Tech 1 1 0 .500 1985
Nicholls 77 55 0 .583 2022
North Alabama 3 0 0 1.000 2021
Northern Illinois 4 3 0 .571 1978
Northwestern State 89 49 0 .645 2022
Ohio State 2 2 0 .500 2007
Oklahoma 3 0 0 1.000 2000
Oklahoma State 4 8 0 .333 1996
Oral Roberts 3 6 0 .333 2008
Oregon State 1 1 0 .500 1991
Prairie View A&M 14 0 0 1.000 1996
Princeton 1 0 0 1.000 2016
Purdue 0 1 0 .000 2006
Rice 15 17 0 .469 2022
Sacramento State 1 0 0 1.000 2005
Sacred Heart 6 0 0 1.000 2016
Saint Peter's 3 0 0 1.000 2017
Saint Louis 4 0 0 1.000 1990
St. John's 2 0 0 1.000 2005
Samford 1 2 0 .333 2020
Sam Houston State 18 8 0 .692 2020
San Francisco 0 1 0 .000 2011
San Jose State 1 0 0 1.000 2000
Santa Clara 0 1 0 .000 2012
Siena 8 0 0 1.000 2011
South Carolina 2 1 0 .667 2000
South Florida 2 0 0 1.000 2005
Southeast Missouri State 1 2 0 .333 2011
Southeastern Louisiana 71 52 0 .577 2022
Southern 51 23 1 .687 2015
Stanford 0 2 0 .000 2000
Stephen F. Austin 15 1 0 .938 2009
Stetson 1 2 0 .333 1986
Stony Brook 5 1 0 .833 2015
Texas 8 33 0 .195 2019
Texas A&M 9 14 0 .391 2022
Texas A&M–Corpus Christi 3 0 0 1.000 2006
Texas–Rio Grande Valley 37 17 0 .685 2005
Texas Southern 15 0 0 1.000 2014
Texas Tech 3 2 0 .600 2016
Towson 3 0 0 1.000 2012
Tulane 52 47 0 .525 2021
TCU 5 5 0 .500 2022
UC Davis 1 0 0 1.000 2005
UC Irvine 2 1 0 .667 2022
UC Santa Barbara 0 2 0 .000 2011
UCF 11 4 0 .733 2002
UNLV 4 1 0 .800 1992
USC 1 0 0 1.000 1989
UT Arlington 36 23 0 .610 2022
UTSA 12 5 0 .706 2015
Vanderbilt 1 0 0 1.000 2018
Virginia Tech 1 2 0 .333 2020
VCU 0 1 0 .000 1992
Washington 1 1 0 .500 1997
Western Illinois 5 1 0 .833 2001
Western Kentucky 44 27 0 .620 2010
Western Michigan 3 0 0 1.000 1976
Wichita State 4 9 0 .308 2012
Wisconsin 5 5 0 .500 1981
Wright State 1 2 0 .333 2018
Xavier 3 1 0 .750 1975
  • Last updated at the conclusion of the 2022 season.[3]

Record against Sun BeltEdit

Opponent Won Lost Tied Pct. Last Played
Appalachian State 12 5 0 .706 2022
Arkansas State 88 42 0 .677 2022
Coastal Carolina 8 4 1 .654 2021
Georgia Southern 9 11 0 .450 2022
Georgia State 16 2 0 .889 2022
Louisiana–Monroe 98 55 0 .641 2022
South Alabama 53 69 0 .434 2022
Southern Miss 29 28 0 .509 2022
Texas State 25 21 0 .543 2022
Troy 36 24 0 .600 2022

NCAA tournament appearancesEdit

  • The Ragin' Cajuns reached the 2000 College World Series and eventually finished tied for 3rd after defeating Clemson but losing out to Stanford before the title game.
  • Hosted NCAA Regional in 2000, 2014, and 2016.
  • Hosted NCAA Super Regional in 2014.
  • Hosted NCAA Regional in 2016
  • In all, the Louisiana Ragin Cajuns have had 17 different NCAA Postseason appearances, including the 2015 Houston Regional and the Baton Rouge Super Regional.

Ragin' Cajuns in the Major LeaguesEdit

Major League BaseballEdit

The Louisiana Ragin Cajuns have had 97 Major League Baseball Draft selections since the draft began in 1965.[5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ULL Brand Guide and Graphic Standards Manual" (PDF). Retrieved March 27, 2016.
  2. ^ Kevin Foote (July 17, 2019). "UL will name Matt Deggs as its new head baseball coach just 15 days after Tony Robichaux's death". The Acadiana Advocate. Retrieved July 17, 2019.
  3. ^ "2022 Louisiana Baseball Media Guide Final (PDF)" (PDF). Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns. Retrieved 13 June 2022.
  4. ^ "Versus Opponents". gostanford.com. Archived from the original on March 10, 2018.
  5. ^ "MLB Amateur Draft Picks who came from "University of Louisiana at Lafayette (Lafayette, LA)"". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-06-13.

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