Lake Charles - McNeese grabbed the lead on a wild pitch in the bottom of the sixth and MSU pitchers retired 12 of 13 batters faced over the final four innings to make the 5-4 lead over Louisiana stand Tuesday evening at Cowboy Diamond.

The Ragin' Cajuns (34-18) lost for only the fourth time in the past 24 games. The Cowboys (28-23) halted a four-game losing streak.

Louisiana travels to Monroe for a three-game series at La.-Monroe Thursday-Saturday, May 20-22 to wrap up the regular season. Game time is 6 p.m., each night.

The Ragin' Cajuns scored four times in the fifth inning to erase a 4-0 Cowboys lead.

Greg Fontenot and Dillon Guillory led off with back-to-back singles. Kyle Bostick then fired a double into the left field corner to plate Fontenot with UL's first run.

Kyle Olasin continued the Cajuns hot start to the inning, lifting a single into shallow left center to score Guillory and Bostick and cut the deficit to 4-3. Olasin moved up on an error by Blake Ellender in center field and scored the tying run on a Chad Keefer single into the right field gap.

Cowboys reliever Taylor Ducoff retired the Cajuns in order in the top of the sixth and a leadoff single by Lee Orr in the home half of the sixth led to the game-deciding run.

Orr stole second base and was moved to third on a sacrifice bunt by Jordan Venable. On the next at bat, UL reliever Randall Bulliard threw a wild pitch that rolled to the backstop and allowed Orr to break the 4-all tie.

Ducoff, who was the pitcher of record when Orr broke the tie, picked up the win for the Cowboys. Matt Click worked around a leadoff single by Justin Robichaux in the ninth by recording three straight outs with pinch runner Brian Bowman on second base to earn the save.

Bulliard was charged with the loss for the Cajuns, his first decision of the season in 12 appearances.

Guillory led the Cajuns with a 2-for-4 showing at the plate. Olasin topped the team with two RBI.

In addition to the game-winning run, Orr led McNeese with three hits. Ellender led MSU with two RBI.

The Cowboys used three doubles and two-out hitting over the first two innings to open a 3-0 lead.

A fielding error by Michael Cook on a high pop up in the infield led to an unearned run by the Cowboys in the third.

GAME NOTES: The loss snapped Louisiana's eight-game winning streak over McNeese and was the Cowboys first series victory since March 15, 2006...The Cajuns are now 20-15 against McNeese in the Tony Robichaux Era and 83-61 overall...In the second half of the season (since April 6) all four Cajuns losses have been by one run...Kyle Bostick's RBI double in the fifth inning marked his first RBI of the season...Ryland Parker allowed only one hit in 2 2/3 innings of relief and retired the final eight batters he faced...In his first start at second base since Feb. 27 vs. Miami University, Kyle Bostick recorded seven assists...Kyle Olasin recorded six putouts in center field marking his 13th game of four-plus putouts...Tuesday's game marked Louisiana's final midweek game of the season and the squad finishes with an 8-5 mark.

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