Robichaux commits to Cajuns

CROWLEY – The question for Notre Dame standout pitcher Austin Robichaux really wasn’t with whom he would commit to – it was when.

That answer came recently when, as expected, he verbally committed to play college baseball at Louisiana Lafayette for his father, Ragin Cajun head coach Tony Robichaux.

Austin has been a dominate force on the mound for Notre Dame the last two seasons, helping guide the Pios to back-to-back district titles as well as the 2010 Class AAA state championship.

During his junior campaign, Robichaux logged a record of 9-3 with an eye-popping .983 earned run average. He was credited with a victory in the Class AAA semifinals after pitching the final two innings against Livonia before tossing a complete game the next day to defeat Brusly for the championship.

Offensively, Robichaux hit out of the three spot in the Pios’ lineup, logging an average of .361 with 13 doubles, four triples and 23 RBI.

Robichaux follows in the footsteps of his older brother Justin, who just wrapped up a stellar four-year career with the Cajuns.

He is also the second Pioneer in two years to commit to the Cajuns after Ryan Leonards signed with the squad in the fall of 2009.

Robichaux is UL’s third public commitment in its 2011 recruiting class. Lafayette High shortstop Jace Conrad and Breaux Bridge pitcher Chaz Hebert committed to the Cajuns a week prior to Robichaux.

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