Posted: Mar 29, 2013 11:19 AM by LSU Eunice Sports Information
Despite eight strong innings from starting pitcher Brady Domangue, the LSU Eunice baseball team dropped the first contest of its' three-game set 2-1 at Baton Rouge Community College on Thursday night.
Domangue allowed seven hits and struck out 11 batters in his eight innings, with both unearned runs coming in the bottom of the fifth off a Bengal error.
"One guy on our team showed up tonight and it was Brady Domangue. What an effort he gave us," head coach Jeff Willis said.
Offensively, the Bengals (29-4) stranded six men on base, including leaving the bases loaded in the top of the seventh inning, as they tallied only four hits as a team.
Casey Rodrigue, Garrett Deschamp, Buddy McCoy and Tyler Chapman each notched one hit, while Stefan Trosclair (0-4) drove home the only LSU Eunice RBI in the top of the eighth.
Baton Rouge (20-20) used two hits in the bottom of the fifth before scoring both runs on the two-out Bengal error.
In the seventh, Landon Thibodeaux led off the inning with a walk before McCoy singled with one out. Evan Powell reached via a walk two batters later to load the bases with two outs, but they were stranded there when Ray Veit struck out looking to end the ending.
In the eighth, Chapman led off the inning with a walk before a pair of ground outs and a fly out ended the threat, The Bengals also had a chance in the top of the ninth when McCoy reached with a one out walk, but Baton Rouge struck out the final two Bengal batters to close the game.
The two teams continue their series tomorrow with a 6 p.m. first pitch in Eunice. The game can be seen on Bengal All-Access.