Posted: Mar 31, 2013 10:19 AM by LSU Eunice Sports Information
The LSU Eunice baseball team took an 11-5 win in the final game of their three-game set with Baton Rouge Community College on Saturday afternoon, using 10 runs over the first three innings.
The Bengals (31-4) scored three runs in both the first and second innings before posting a four-run third to jump out to the large lead, only to see Baton Rouge (20-22) score four runs in the fifth inning to make the game interesting.
Baton Rouge added a single run in the seventh inning before the Bengals tallied a run in the ninth for the final score.
"I thought we came out like gang busters. We are cruising along 10-0 and we quit playing and checked out offensively," head coach Jeff Willis said.
Stefan Trosclair and Tyler Chapman led the Bengals at the plate, each finishing with a 3-for-4 afternoon and two RBIs apiece.
Garrett Dechamp added a two-hit performance with two runs driven in, as Adam Cagnina notched two hits as well.
Adam Angelle (1-4, 2 BB), Landon Thibodeaux (1-4, BB) and Buddy McCoy (1-5) each finished with an RBI, and Dalton DeLeon added one hit for the visitors.
Bengal starter Zac Person tossed four innings, allowing four hits, two runs (one earned) and walking one batter while striking out two before giving way to the bullpen.
Trae Hester was credited with his first win of the season after throwing the middle three innings and allowing five hits and three runs while walking two and striking out three Baton Rouge batters before Kirk Savoy finished off the final two innings, allowing one hit and striking out three.
Thibodeaux connected on an RBI double and McCoy singled up the middle as part of the three run first inning before the Bengals used DeLeon's leadoff double to get started in the second inning. Chapman followed with a triple to drive home DeLeon before Trosclair's RBI double plated Chapman. Deschamp drove home the final run of the inning with an RBI single to give LSU Eunice a six run lead.
In the third, Cagnina opened the frame with a single and scored on Chapman's single before he was driven home on Trosclair's RBI sacrifice fly. Deschamp's RBI single brought home Angelle and the Bengals saw Rodrigue score via an error to push the lead to 10-0 after three.
Baton Rouge used three hits and a Bengal error to post their four-run fifth inning before they added a run on two hits in the seventh before Hester got out of a bases loaded jam to end the inning.
In the ninth, Cagnina opened the inning with a double before Angelle's infield single plated the final run of the afternoon.
Saturday's win wraps up a stretch that saw the Bengals play 11 games in 12 days, recording a 10-1 record.
They now have a week off before hosting Delgado Community College next Saturday in a doubleheader scheduled for a 3 p.m. start.
"That can be a positive for us, but it could also be a negative for us. We'll see what happens with that, but I do know we need the rest," Willis said.