Feb 21, 2014 11:41 PM by LSU Eunice Sports Information
The LSU Eunice softball team grabbed a doubleheader sweep over visiting Coffeyville Community College on Friday afternoon, winning a tight, 2-1 contest in the opener before coming away with an 8-0 victory in the second game.
The Lady Bengals (13-0) managed just five hits in the opening game before their bats heated up and collected five extra-base hits in the second game over Coffeyville (2-4).
"Two wins is a good day. Expectations sometimes are too high, you expect to run-rule everybody and that's not realistic. You are going to have days when you don't have your best stuff, you don't go 4-for-4, but you get through those things and hope to get a win and that's what we did today," head coach Andy Lee said.
The Lady Bengals saw freshman Destin Vicknair single-handedly win game one, as she tossed a complete game, allowing just three hits and an unearned run, striking out seven batters in the circle, while she drove home the only two runs of the game in the bottom of the first inning on a two-out, two-run double that proved to be the difference.
Vicknair was one of five different LSU Eunice players to tally a single hit, as sophomore Emily Nolan also notched a double, while Taylor Boulet, Raven Cole and Ashley Subervielle each added singles.
Following Vicknair's double in the first to give the Lady Bengals the lead, Coffeyville cut into the lead in the top of the second inning with a sacrifice fly, but that would be as close as they would get.
The visitor's best chance may have come in the fifth, when they loaded the bases with no outs in the inning, but Vicknair slammed the door on the comeback attempt, racking up two strikeouts before a fly out ended the threat.
In the second game, the Lady Bengal bats came alive, as they collected 10 hits - five going for extra bases - scoring in three different innings.
Freshmen Katie Flowers and Ginny Daggett each finished with two hits, with Flowers notching a double and a solo home run and Daggett driving home three RBIs of her own.
Camile Quebodeaux (double), Abby Ohlin (double, 3 RBI), Boulet, Nolan, Vicknair and Cole (RBI) all added a hit as well in the win.
Ohlin got the scoring started in the second inning when she cleared the bases with her three-run double before the Lady Bengals added a single run in the fourth on Flowers' solo homer to left field.
In the sixth, they plated four runs, opening the inning with Cole's pinch hit solo home run to right-center field before Quebodeaux and Flowers each doubled to bring Daggett to the plate. Daggett's RBI single plated Flowers before it was misplayed by the Coffeyville center fielder, allowing Quebodeaux and Daggett to each score as well.
Sophomore Elizabeth Delafield earned the win in the circle, tossing six innings and allowing just four hits while striking out three batters.
LSU Eunice and Coffeyville meet up in a doubleheader again on Saturday, with action beginning at 11 a.m. in game one.
Tomorrow's doubleheader can be seen on Bengal All-Access.