Cane Cutters thriving in inaugural season of wooden-bat team
By: Staff Reports
Baseball fans in St. Mary Parish are familiar with the name Grant Dozar.
He was a starter at Morgan City High School and will be a senior at LSU next season.
Like many other college prospects, Dozar is spending his summer in a wooden bat league. This year, he’s kept closer to home by joining the Acadiana Cane Cutters of the Texas College League.
The Cane Cutters are one of two Louisiana clubs in the league, with the other being in Alexandria.
Lonny Landry is the head coach of the Cane Cutters. He has a rich background in baseball. A native of St. Martinville, Landry currently heads the baseball program at Ascension Episcopal School in Youngsville. Prior to Ascension Episcopal, Landry headed a Teurlings Catholic program that went to the state finals, state semi-finals and state quarterfinals. Lan-dry has coached high school baseball for 10 years, and has sent 15 players on to the collegiate level.
Landry was drafted and played for the Detroit Tigers organization from 1993-97. The team’s advisor, Paul Bako, who spent 12 years in the major leagues, said in a release, “Lonny’s experiences from college, summer ball and minor league baseball will be of great value to our players this summer. His coaching experience will help our players advance their game.”
The team is currently second place in the TCL standings with a 7-5 record.
Dozar has appeared in seven games so far for the Cane Cutters and is hitting .222 with five RBIs, three runs, six hits, two triples and a double in 27 at-bats.
The Cane Cutters will host the East Texas Pumpjacks at 7 p.m. today and Saturday at Fabacher Field in Youngsville be-fore a four-game road trip early next week.
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