Mar 24, 2014 12:12 AM by LSUE Sports Information
The LSU Eunice softball team grinded out a pair of victories on a blustery, cold Sunday afternoon over Bossier Parish Community College, taking game one 8-0 before a 10-0 victory in the second game.
The Lady Bengals (35-1) finished with 20 hits in the doubleheader, using a five-run third inning in the first game and a seven-run fourth frame in game two to take control of the games.
"You have to make adjustments when the wind is blowing like it was today. We shortened up our swings, got on top of the ball and hit a lot of ground balls and line drives, and that's what you have to do," head coach Andy Lee said.
In the opener, Taylor Boulet (RBI), Brooke Clark (2 RBIs) and Destin Vicknair all finished with two hits, as Boulet and Clark each tallied doubles. Emily Nolan's lone hit was a two-run double, while Raven Cole (RBI), Carey Alexis (RBI), Camille Quebodeaux, Ashley Subervielle and Brittany Johnson all added a hit in the win as well.
Vicknair earned the win in the circle, tossing five innings and allowing just four hits and two walks while striking out five batters before Elizabeth Delafield came on to wrap up the game, striking out one batter in the final inning.
The Lady Bengals got on the boardi n the bottom of the second via Alexis' RBI single before they sent 10 players to the plate as part of the five-run third inning, highlighted by RBI doubles from Boulet and Nolan and an RBI single from Cole.
They added their final two runs of the opener in the sixth inning on an error and passed ball.
In the second game, VIcknair (3 RBIs) and Ginny Daggett (2 RBIs) each notched two hits, as Vicknair connected on a double and home run while Daggett finished with a double and triple.
Nolan added an RBI double, while Dani Cruickshank notched a hit and RBI and Quebodeaux also tallied a hit.
Cole struck out five batters in her four innings of work, allowing just one hit, to pick up the win, while Kayla Davidson struck out the side in her lone inning to finish out the afternoon.
Cruickshank's sacrifice fly in the first inning plated the first run of the game before Vicknair's RBI double added to the lead in the third inning.
Daggett tripled to lead off the fourth frame as the Lady Bengals sent 10 batters to the plate, receiving a run on Nolan's sacrifice fly, Vicknair's two-run homer to right field and Daggett's two-run double to cap the scoring.
LSU Eunice now faces six games in three days, beginning with Faulkner State on Tuesday afternoon in a doubleheader with games slated for 2 and 4 p.m. before a doubleheader at 1 and 3 p.m. against Faulkner State on Wednesday. The Lady Bengals finish the midweek stretch on the road Thursday night at 5 and 7 p.m. at Baton Rouge Community College.
"We will have to use a lot of pitchers, but it will be good experience come playoffs when we have to play three days in a row," Lee said.
All six games can be seen on Bengal All-Access.