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Mar 2, 2014 12:22 PM by LSUE Sports Information

Bengals Sweep Doubleheader at Kellogg CC, Move to 14-1

The LSU Eunice baseball team took both games of its Saturday doubleheader against visiting Kellogg Community College, taking the first game 13-0 before a 2-1 win in the second contest, as the Bengals will look for a four-game weekend sweep Sunday afternoon.

In the opener, the Bengals (14-1) collected 14 hits, 11 RBIs and seven walks in the win, as they used a six-run second inning before two runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings as well. The second game saw LSU Eunice score the eventual winning run in the bottom of the sixth to re-take the lead after Kellogg (0-3) had tied up the score in the top of the inning.

The first game saw Trey Caswell finish with three hits, while Sam Walley and Tyler Chapman each collected two hits and seven other Bengals notch a hit apiece. Caswell and Chapman each finished with three RBIs, while Ben Chauvin, Stefan Trosclair, Kyle St. Pierre, David LaFleur and Gabe Roberts each drove home one run.

Nick Hartman earned the win and improved to 4-0 on the year after tossing five innings and allowing just one hit and two walks while striking out six batters before Hayden Marze allowed a hit and struck out two over the final two innings.

LSU Eunice saw Chapman get hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to plate the first run before using two wild pitches and RBI singles from Trosclair, St. Pierre, Chapman and LaFleur for their six-run second inning.

The fourth inning saw Chapman drive home a run with a sacrifice fly and Roberts collect an RBI single, while Caswell delivered a two-run single in the fifth and an RBI single in the sixth along with Chauvin's run-scoring double.

In the second game, Bozeman and St. Pierre each tallied two hits, while Chapman, Walley and Derek Herrington all added hits as well.

Starter Nick Lawrence tossed 5 2/3 innings, allowing three hits and one run on three walks and six strikeouts, but did not factor into the decision. Reliever Ben LeBlanc was credited with the win after recording the final out of the sixth inning against the lone batter he faced before Walley pitched a perfect seventh inning with a strikeout to earn the his fourth save of the season.
The Bengals took the lead in the bottom of the third inning when Trosclair was hit by a pitch and scored two batters later on Walley's RBI single to left field.

Kellogg tied the game in the top of the sixth via a walk and back-to-back singles before LSU Eunice answered in the bottom of the frame when Ralphie McDonald reached with a walk, stole second base and advanced to third on a wild throw, scoring on Bozeman's squeeze bunt two batters later with what turned out to be the winning run.

LSU Eunice and Kellogg wrap up their weekend series tomorrow afternoon with a 1 p.m. first pitch. Tomorrow's game can be seen on Bengal All-Access and heard on KVPI 1050 AM.

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