Mar 8, 2014 12:14 AM by LSU Eunice Sports Information
The LSU Eunice softball team continued their winning streak in tournament play on Friday afternoon, knocking off Darton College by a 3-2 score in the early game before a 4-0 victory over Wabash Valley College in the afternoon contest in their second day of action at the Northwest Florida Tournament.
A day after collecting 41 hits and scoring 33 runs, the Lady Bengals (24-1) used timely hitting in both of their wins on Friday.
In the first game against Darton, Emily Nolan was the only player to tally multiple hits, finishing 3-for-3 at the plate with a double and an RBI, while Taylor Boulet, Brooke Clark, Ashley Subervielle (RBI) and Carey Alexis each notched one hit.
Destin Vicknair earned the win in the circle, tossing a complete game and allowing just three hits and two runs while walking two and striking out 11 batters.
Subervielle gave LSU Eunice the lead in the bottom of the fourth when her RBI single plated Nolan, who had doubled earlier in the inning.
Darton took the lead on a two-run homer in the top of the sixth before the Lady Bengals answered in the bottom of the frame with Nolan's RBI single to score Boulet, while Clark also scored on the play after the centerfielder misplayed the ball, giving LSU Eunice the lead and the eventual win.
The second game saw Alexis lead the way at the plate, finishing 2-for-3 with three RBIs, a double and a homer to pace the attack. Dani Cruickshank (1-2), Codi Covington (1-3), Raven Cole (1-3, double) and Nolan (1-3 RBI, homer) each tallied a hit as well.
Cole picked up the win after a five-hit complete game inside the circle, walking three while striking out 12 batters.
Alexis got the scoring started in the second inning with her two-run homer to left field before she added two the lead with her RBI double in the fourth frame. Nolan finished up the afternoon with her solo, line drive homer to lead off the sixth and bring the game to its final score.
The Lady Bengals wrap up their stay in Florida with three games on Saturday, beginning bright and early with a 8 a.m. eastern (7 a.m. central) start against Southeastern Iowa Community College before 10 a.m. eastern (9 a.m. central) game against Lansing Community College. They finish the weekend with a contest against tournament-host Northwest Florida State College with a 2 p.m. eastern (1 p.m. eastern) first pitch.